Exodus 34

1And Jehovah said to Moses, Hew for thyself two tables of stone like the first; and I will write upon the tables the words that were upon the first tables, which thou hast broken.

2And be ready for the morning, and go up in the morning to mount Sinai, and stand there before me on the top of the mountain.

3And let no man go up with thee, neither shall any man be seen on all the mountain; neither shall sheep and oxen feed in front of that mountain.

4And he hewed two tables of stone like the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up to mount Sinai, as Jehovah had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.

5And Jehovah came down in the cloud, and stood beside him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah.

6And Jehovah passed by before his face, and proclaimed, Jehovah, Jehovah ElGod merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness and truth,

7keeping mercy unto thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but by no means clearing [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, upon the third and upon the fourth [generation].

8And Moses made haste, and bowed his head to the earth and worshipped,

9and said, If indeed I have found grace in thine eyes, Lord, let the Lord, I pray thee, go in our midst; for it is a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for an inheritance!

10And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels that have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people in the midst of which thou [art] shall see the work of Jehovah; for a terrible thing it shall be that I will do with thee.

11Observe what I command thee this day: behold, I will drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

12Take heed to thyself, that thou make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which thou shalt come, lest it be a snare in the midst of thee;

13but ye shall demolish their altars, shatter their statues, and hew down their Asherahs.

14For thou shalt worship no other ElGod; for Jehovah — Jealous is his name — is a jealous ElGod;

15lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and then, when they go a whoring after their Elohimgods, and sacrifice unto their Elohimgods, thou be invited, and eat of their sacrifice,

16and thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their Elohimgods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their Elohimgods.

17— Thou shalt make thyself no molten Elohimgods.

18— The feast of the unleavened bread shalt thou keep: seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread, as I have commanded thee, at the appointed time of the month Abib; for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.

19— All that openeth the womb [is] mine; and all the cattle that is born a male, the firstling of ox and sheep.

20But the firstling of an ass thou shalt ransom with a lamb; and if thou ransom [it] not, then shalt thou break its neck. All the first-born of thy sons thou shalt ransom; and none shall appear before me empty.

21— Six days shalt thou work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest; in ploughing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.

22— And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the first-fruits of wheat-harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the turn of the year.

23Thrice in the year shall all thy males appear before the Lord Jehovah, the ElohimGod of Israel.

24For I will dispossess the nations before thee, and enlarge thy border, and no man shall desire thy land, when thou goest up to appear before the face of Jehovah thy ElohimGod thrice in the year.

25— Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left over night until the morning.

26— The first of the first-fruits of thy land shalt thou bring into the house of Jehovah thy ElohimGod. Thou shalt not boil a kid in its mother's milk.

27And Jehovah said to Moses, Write thee these words; for after the tenor of these words have I made a covenant with thee and with Israel.

28— And he was there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread, and drank no water. — And he wrote on the tables the words of the covenant, the ten words.

29And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai — and the two tables of testimony were in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mountain — that Moses knew not that the skin of his face shone through his talking with him.

30And Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him.

31And Moses called to them; and they turned to him, — Aaron and all the principal men of the assembly; and Moses talked with them.

32And afterwards, all the children of Israel came near; and he gave them in commandment all that Jehovah had spoken with him on mount Sinai.

33And Moses ended speaking with them; and he had put on his face a veil.

34And when Moses went in before Jehovah to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out; and he came out, and spoke to the children of Israel what he was commanded.

35And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone; and Moses put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.