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16 for how can it be known for certain that I and this people

have found favour in thy sight, but by thy going with us? or

I and this people be glorious above all that are on the earth? 17 Then the Lord said to Moses, Even this which thou hast said,

I will do for thee; for thou hast found favour in my sight and 18 I know thee above all men. Upon which Moses said, Mani. 19 fest thyself to me. And he said, I will go before thee with my

glory and I will call by my name The Lord, before thee; and I will have mercy on whom I please to have mercy; and I will

have compassion on whomsoever I compassionate ; but, said 20 he, thou canst not see my face ; for no man can see my face 21 and live. Then the Lord said, Behold there is a place near me.

Thou shalt stand upon the rock, and when my glory is passing 22 by, I will place thee in a cleft of the rock and cover thee with 23 my hand over thee, until I pass by, then I will withdraw my hand and then thou shalt see what are behind me but


face cannot be seen by thee. XXXIV. Then the Lord said to Moses, Hew thee two tables

of stone like the first and come up to me on the mount, and I

will write on those tables the words which were in the first 2 tables which thou didst break; and be ready against the morning

and thou shalt come up to mount Sina, and wait for me there 3 on the top of the mount, but let none come up with thee nor

be seen in all the mountain ; and let neither flocks nor herds 4 pasture near the mount. So when Moses had hewn two tables

of stone such as the first he arose early in the morning and 5 went up mount Sina, as the Lord had commanded him. And

Moses took the two tables of stone and the Lord descended in

a cloud and stood by him there and called in the name of the 6 Lord. And the Lord passed by before him and proclaimed,

The Lord, the God compassionate and merciful, long suffering and 7 abundant in goodness and truth, keeping kindness and mercy for

thousands, taking away transgressions, iniquities and sins, will by no means clear the guilty, when he bringeth the transgressions

of fathers on children and children's children to the third and 8 fourth generdtion. Upon which Moses made haste and having

bowed down on the ground he worshipped and said, If I have 9 found favour in thy sight; let my Lord go with us : for this

people is stiff necked, and thou wilt take away our sins and our

10 iniquities and we shall be for thee. And the Lord said to Mo.

ses, Behold I make a covenant with thee, Before all thy people I will do marvellous things such as have not been done in all the earth nor in any nation. And all the people among whom

thou art shall see the works of the Lord, that those which I shall 11 do for thee are marvellous. Attend thou to all that I command

thee. Behold I drive out before you the Amorite and the

Chananite and the Pherezite and the Chettite and the Evite 12 and the Gergasite and the Jebusite : Take thou heed to thyself

that thou make not a covenant with the inhabitants of the land

to which thou art going, lest it become a stumbling block to 13 you. Their altars you shall demolish: their pillars you shall

break to pieces; and their groves you shall cut down ; and the 14 graven images of their gods you shall burn with fire. For

you must not worship other gods; for the Lord God, a zealous 15 name, is a zealous God. Peradventure, shouldst thou make

a covenant with those settled in that land, when they go a

whoring after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and invite 16 thee thou mayst eat with them; and shouldst thou take their

daughters for thy sons and give some of thy daughters to their

sons, thy daughters may go a whoring after their gods and 17 thy sons may go a whoring after their gods. Thou shalt not 18 make for thyself molten gods. The festival of unleavened

bread thou shalt keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread as I commanded thee at the set time in the month of

new things; for in the month of new things thou didst come 19 out of Egypt. With regard to every firstling, the males are 20 mine—every firstling of kine and sheep; but the firstling of

an ass thou shalt redeem with a sheep; and if thou wilt not

redeem it with that thou shalt pay the worth of it. Every first 21 born of thy sons thou shalt redeem. Thou shalt not appear

before me empty. Six days perform works, but on the se.

venth thou shalt rest. In seeding time and harvest it shall be 22 a rest. The festival of weeks thou shalt celebrate for me at

the beginning of the reaping of wheat; and the festival of the 23 ingathering in the middle of the year. Three times a year all

thy males shall appear before the Lord the God of Israel. 24 For when I shall have driven out the nations from before thee

and enlarged thy borders, none shall covet thy land, when

thou comest up to appear before the Lord thy God three 25 times a year. Thou shalt not offer the blood of my burnt of

ferings with leaven, nor shall the victims of the passover fes26 tival remain till the morning. The first fruits of thy land thou

shalt lay by for the house of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt

not boil a lamb in the milk of its dam. 27 Then the Lord said to Moses, Write for thyself these

words; for on these terms I have made a covenant with thee

and Israel. 28 And Moses was there before the Lord forty days and forty

nights. He did not eat bread nor drink water. And he wrote

on the tables the words of the covenant—the ten command29 ments. And when Moses came down from the mount with

the two tables in his hands, he did not know, while he was

coming down from the mount, that the skin of his face had 30 been irradiated with glory by his talking with him; but when

Aaron and all the elders of Israel saw Moses, and that the

skin of his face was irradiated with glory, they were afraid to 31 approach him. Whereupon Moses called them; and Aaron

and all the chiefs of the congregation turned to him and Moses 32 spoke to them. And after that all the sons of Israel came to

him; and he enjoined upon them all that the Lord had given 33 him in charge on mount Sina. And when he had done speak. 34 ing to them he put a veil on his face. But when Moses went

in before the Lord to speak to him he took off the veil until he 35 came out, and when he came out and rehearsed to all the chil.

dren of Israel what the Lord commanded him (as the children of Israel saw that Moses' face was irradiated with glory there. fore) Moses put the veil on his face until he should go in to

speak to him. XXXV. Then Moses assembled all the congregation of the 2 Israelites and said, These are the things which the Lord said

you shall do. Six days thou shalt perform works; but on the

seventh there shall be a rest, holy sabbaths, a rest to the Lord; 3 whoever doth work on it let him be put to death. You shall

not kindle a fire in any of your habitations on the sabbath day. 4 I am the Lord. Again Moses spoke to all the congregation of

the Israelites and said, This is the thing which the Lord hath 5 commanded saying, Take from yourselves an offering for the Lord. Let every one whose heart is so disposed bring these 6 offerings to the Lord, gold, silver, brass, blue, purple and 7 scarlet yarn doubled; and cotton thread and goats' hair and 8 rams' skins dyed red and skins dyed blue and incorruptible 9 wood and sardine stones and stones to be engraved for the 10 ephod and the long robe; and let every wise hearted man among

you come and make all the works which the Lord hath com11 manded—the tabernacle, and the coverings, and upper cover12 ings and the hangings, and the bars and the pilasters, and the

ark of the testimony with its staves and its propitiatory, and the veil and the hangings of the court with its pillars, and the smaragdine stones and the incense and the anointing oil and the table with all its utensils, and the candlestick for light with

all its utensils, and the altar with all its utensils, and the holy 19 garments of Aaron the priest, and the robes and the sacerdotal

vestures for the sons of Aaron in which they are to minister

and the anointing oil and the compound incense. 20

Thereupon all the congregation of the children of Israel went out from Moses and all whose heart prompted them and

all to whom it seemed good in their mind brought every one 21 an offering. And when they had brought an offering to the

Lord for all the works of the tabernacle of the testimony, and 22 for all its appurtenances, and for all the holy garments, then the

men brought from their wives-every one as it seemed good

brought seals and pendants and rings and necklaces and brace23 lets and all sorts of jewels of gold. And when they had all

brought their offerings of gold to the Lord, then every one who

had cotton or skins of blue or rams' skins dyed red brought 24 them; And every one who had made a dedication of silver or

brass brought them as offerings to the Lord; and they who 25 had incorruptible timber did the same. And when they had

brought materials for all the works of the service, then every

woman skilled in spinning brought blue and purple and scar26 let and cotton thread; and all the women who had understand27 ing and skill spun the goats' hair. And the chiefs brought the

smaragdine stones and the stones to be set in the ephod and the 28 oracle, and the materials both for the anointing oil and the com

pound incense.

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29 And when all the Israelites, men and women, whose un.

derstanding prompted them to promote all the works which the

Lord had by Moses commanded them to make, had brought 30 an offering to the Lord, then Moses said to the children of Is

rael, Behold God hath called by name Beseleel the son of 31 Ourius the son of Hur of the tribe of Judas and filled him with

a divine spirit of wisdom and understanding and skill in all 32 things to execute all works of architecture and to work up 33 gold and silver and brass and to cut stones and to model wood 34 and to perform every kind of curious workmanship. He hath

indeed qualified him and Eliab the son of Achisamach of the 35 tribe of Dan and hath filled them with wisdom, knowledge

and skill to know how to make all the works of the sanctuary, and to weave the embroidery and tapestry with scarlet yarn and cotton thread—to execute every kind of work in archi.

tecture and embroidery. XXXVI. Accordingly Beseleel and Eliab and every man

skilled in arts, to whom had been given wisdom and understanding to know how to execute every kind of work suitable

for the holy service, performed it according to all that the 2 Lord had commanded. When Moses called Beseleel and

Eliab and all who had skill —every one in whose heart God

had put knowledge and all who were freely willing to come to 3 the work so as to finish it compleatly, they received from Mo

ses all the offerings which the Israelites had brought for making all the works of the sanctuary. They received also the offer

ings from those who still continued to bring them in, every 4 morning. And all the artists who did the works of the sanc

tuary attended diligently every one at the work in which he was 5 engaged. And when Moses was told that the people were

bringing in more than sufficient for all the works which the 6 Lord had ordered to be made, Moses issued orders and caused

proclamation to be made throughout the camp saying, Let nei.

ther man nor woman make any more work for the offerings 7 of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing

any more; for the materials which they had were sufficient for

all the work to be done; and there was an overplus. 8 Now the most skilful among the workmen made the holy

garments, which are appropriate to Aaron the priest as the Lord

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