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shall deliver to the children of Israel - If you will hearken diligently to my voice, and do all that I command thee, I will be

an enemy to thy enemies, and an adversary to thy adversaries; 23 For my angel shall go before thee as thy leader, and conduct thee

to the Amorite and the Chettite and the Pherezite and the Cha.

nanite and the Gergasite and the Evite and the Jebusite, and I will 24 exterminate them. Thou shalt not worship their gods nor serve

them. Thou shalt not do according to their works; but destroy

utterly and break in pieces their pillars and worship the Lord 25 thy God. And I will bless thy bread and thy wine and thy 26 water, and turn away sickness from you. There shall not be a 27 man childless, nor a woman barren in thy land. The number

of your days I will completely fulfil. And I will send terror be

fore thee and confound all the nations to which thou shalt go; 28 and cause all thy adversaries to flee before thee. And I will

send hornets before thee, and thou shalt drive out the Amo.

rites and the Evites and the Chananites and the Chettites from 29 before thee. I will not drive them out in one year, lest the land

become a waste and the wild beasts of the earth multiply against 30 thee. By little and little I will drive them away from thee until 31 thou art increased and canst possess the land. And I will es

tablish thy boundaries from the Red sea to the sea of Philisteim, and from the wilderness to the great river Euphrates, and

deliver into your hands those who are settled in the land, or 32 drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt not make a treaty 33 with them and their gods, nor shall they dwell in thy land, lest

they cause thee to sin against me. For if thou serve their gods,

they will be to thee a stumbling block. XXIV. Then the Lord said to Moses, Come up to the Lord,

thou and Aaron and Nadab and Abiud and seventy of the elders 2 of Israel; and let them at a distance worship the Lord; and let

Moses alone approach near to God. As for them they shall

not approach near; nor shall the people come up with them. 3 So Moses came and told the people all the words of God

and the rules of rectitude, and all the people with one voice

answered and said, All the words which the Lord hath spoken 4 we will perform and we will be obedient. Then Moses wrote

down all the words of the Lord. And rising early next morn. ing Moses built an altar at the foot of the mount with twelve 5 stones for the twelve tribes of Israel; and he sent out the young men of the children of Israel and they brought up whole burnt

offerings and slew young bulls for a sacrifice of thanksgiving • 6 to the Lord. And Moses took half of the blood and poured

it into bowls, and the other half of the blood he poured out 7 against the altar. Then he took the book of the covenant and

read it in the hearing of the people, and they said, All that the 8 Lord hath spoken we will do and we will be obedient. There

upon Moses took the blood and scattered it towards the peo.

ple and said, Behold the blood of the covenant which the Lord 9 hath made with you touching all these words. Then Moses

and Aaron and Nadab and Abiud and seventy of the senate of 10 Israel went up; and they saw the place where the God of Israel

stood; and what was under his feet was like a pavement of Sap

phire, and in clearness like the appearance of the firmament of 11 heaven. And of these chosen men of Israel not one uttered a

dissenting voice. 12 Now when they had appeared in the presence of God and

had eaten and drunk the Lord said to Moses, Come up to me on the mount and stay there and I will give thee the tables of

stone, the law and the commandments which I have written to 13 be promulgated to them. Thereupon Moses arose with Joshua 14 his attendant and they went up to the mount of God-Having

said to the elders, Remain quiet here till we return to you,

and behold Aaron and Hur are with you, if any one hath 15 a controversy with another let them go to them. Moses then

went up with Joshua to the mount and the cloud covered the 16 mount. And the glory of God descended on mount Sina and

the cloud covered it six days; and on the seventh day the Lord 17 called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Now the appear

ance of the glory of the Lord was like fire blazing on the top 18 of the mount in the view of the Israelites; and Moses went

into the midst of the cloud and ascended the mount and re

mained there forty days and forty nights. XXV. And the Lord spake to Moses saying, Say to the chil2 dren of Israel, Take offerings from all who may be willing. 3 And these you shall take as dedications to me. And this is the

offering which you shall receive from them; gold and silver and 4 brass, and blue and purple and scarlet yarn, and cotton thread,

5 and goats' hair, and rams' skins dyed red, and skins of a violet 6 colour, and incorruptible wood, and oil for giving light, and 7 spices for the anointing oil and for the compound incense, and

sardine stones, and stones to be engraved for the ephod and the 8 robe which cometh down to the feet. And thou shalt make a 9 sanctuary for me and I will appear among you. And thou shalt

make every thing for me according to what I show thee on this mount-according to the pattern of the tabernacle and the pat

tern of all its utensils, so shalt thou make them. 10 Thou shalt make the Ark of the testimony of incorruptible

wood-two cubits and a half, the length, and a cubit and a 11 half, the breadth, and a cubit and a half, the height. And thou

shalt overlay it with pure gold. Within and without thou shalt

overlay it. And thou shalt make for it a rim of gold welked 12 and waved around. And thou shalt beat out for it four rings

of gold and fasten them to the four corners, two rings on one 13 side and two rings on the other side. And thou shalt make 14 staves of incorruptible wood and overlay them with gold. And

thou shalt put the staves in the rings on the sides of the ark, 15 that with them the ark may be carried. The staves shall re. 16 main immoveably in the rings of the ark. And thou shalt de.

posit in the ark the testimonies which I give thee. 17 And thou shalt make a propitiatory—a lid of pure gold, two

cubits and a half, the length; and a cubit and a half, the breadth. 18 And thou shalt make two cherubs of turned gold, and place them 19 at the two sides of the propitiatory. They shall be made, one

cherub at one side, and the other cherub at the other side of the 20 propitiatory. Thou shalt make the two cherubs at the two sides;

and the cherubs shall have their wings stretched forth above and shall overshadow the propitiatory with their wings; and

their faces shall be towards each other. The faces of the che. 21 rubs shall be towards the propitiatory. And thou shalt put the

propitiatory upon the ark; and into the ark thou shalt put the 22 testimonies which I give thee. And there I will make myself

known to thee and speak to thee from above the propitiatory, from between the two cherubs which are on the ark of the tes. timony, touching all that I give thee in charge to the children of Israel.

23 Thou shalt also make a golden table of pure gold; two cu

bits long; and one cubit broad; and a cubit and a half high: 24 And thou shalt make for it a rim of gold, welked and waved 25 around: And thou shalt make for it a border of a hand breadth

all around, and to the border thou shalt make a welked wave 26 all around: And thou shalt make four rings of gold and fasten

the four rings to the four sides of its feet under the border, 27 And the rings shall be för places to hold the staves so that with 28 them they may carry the table. And thou shalt make the staves

of incorruptible wood and overlay them with pure gold, and 29 with them the table shall be carried. And thou shalt make its

plates and its incense vessels and its libation vessels and the

cups with which thou shalt pour out libations, all of pure gold. 30 And on this table thou shalt lay the loaves which are to be in

my presence before me continually. 31 Thou shalt make also a candlestick of pure gold. Thou

shalt make it a turned work. Its shaft and its branches and the

cups and the knobs and the lilly ornaments shall be of one piece. 32 And from its sides there shall issue six branches; three bran33 ches of the candlestick from one side thereof, and three bran

ches of the candlestick from the other side, with three cups beaten out in form of almonds, and a knob and an ornament

like a lilly on each branch; and so on the six branches issuing 34 from the candlestick: and on the shaft there shall be four cups

beaten out in form of almonds, and for each branch, knobs and 35 ornaments like lillies, of the same piece; the knob under the

first pair of branches issuing from it; and a knob under the second pair of branches issuing from it, and so under the third

pair of branches issuing from the shaft; and on the shaft four 36 cups beaten out in form of almonds. Let the knobs and the

branches be of one piece. The whole must be turned out of 37 one piece of pure gold. And thou shalt make the seven lamps

for it, and place the lamps so that they may give light in one 38 row. And its snuffers and its snuff dishes thou shalt make of 39 pure gold. All these utensils shall be a talent of pure gold. 40 See that thou make them according to the pattern shewn thee

on this mount. XXVI. Thou shalt make also the tabernacle with ten cur

tains made of cotton thread and blue and purple and scarlet yarn with cherubs. With the workmanship of a tapestry weav. 2 er thou shalt make them. The length of one curtain shall be 3 eight and twenty cubits and its breadth four cubits. All the

curtains shall be of the same measure. And five curtains shall be joined together one to another and the other five curtains 4 shall be joined together one to another. And thou shalt make

for them loops of blue yarn on the border of the outer curtain on one side for the coupling; and the same thou shalt do on

the selvage of the outermost curtain of the other sheet for the 5 second coupling. Fifty loops thou shalt make for the one cur.

tain, and fifty loops thou shalt make on the selvage of the other

curtain for joining them together. Being directly opposite one 6 to another they will meet each other at each joining place. And

thou shalt make fifty links of gold and fasten the curtains one

to another with these links; and it shall be one tabernacle. 7 And thou shalt make a covering for the tabernacle of hair cloth. 8 Thou shalt make eleven hair cloth curtains. The length of

the first curtain shall be thirty cubits and the breadth four cu. bits. The eleven hair cloth curtains shall be of the same mea. 9 sure. And thou shalt fasten five hair curtains together, and

six hair curtains together. And thou shalt lap the sixth cur. 10 tain over directly in front of the tabernacle. And thou shalt

make fifty loops on the border of the first hair curtain which is in the middle over the junction; and thou shalt make fifty

loops on the border of the other hair curtain which is to be 11 joined with it, and thou shalt make fifty links of brass, and

fasten the links together by the loops and so couple the hair 12 curtains that they may be one. And thou shalt put the over.

plus of the hair curtains of the tabernacle underneath-the half of the hair curtain which remaineth, thou shalt fold in under

neath that being the surplusage of the hair curtains of the ta. 13 bernacle. So thou shalt fold back, underneath the tabernacle,

a cubit on one side and a cubit on the other from the length of the hair curtain more than that of the tabernacle. It shall

compleatly infold both the sides of the tabernacle so as to co14 ver it. And thou shalt make a counter covering for the taber

nacle of rams' skins dyed red and an upper covering of skins 15 dyed blue. Thou shalt also make pilasters for the tabernacle 16 of incorruptible wood. Thou shalt make each pilaster ten cu.

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