Exodus 19

Exodus Chapter 19

1The people come to Sinai. 3God's message unto the people out of the mount. 7Moses delivereth it, and returneth the people's answer. 10The people are ordered to be prepared against the third day; the mountain is not to be touched. 14The people are sanctified. 16The fearful presence of God upon the mount.
1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day 1came they into the wilderness of Sinai.
2 For they were 1departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before 2the mount.
3 And 1Moses went up unto God, and the Lord 2called unto him out of the mountain, saying, 3Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
4 1Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you 2unto myself.
5 Now 1therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be 2a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for 3all the earth is mine:
6 And ye shall be unto me a 1kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
7 ¶ And Moses came and called for the 1elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him.
8 And all the people answered together, and said, 1All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.
9 And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in 1a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the Lord.
10 ¶ And the Lord said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and 1sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
11 And be ready against the third day: for the 1third day the Lord will 2come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
12 And thou shalt 1set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death:
13 There shall not an 1hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the atrumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.
14 ¶ And Moses 1went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
15 And he said unto the people, 1Be ready against the third day: 2come not at your wives.
16 ¶ And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there 1were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the 2voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp 1to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
18 And mount Sinai was altogether 1on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount 2quaked greatly.
19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, 1Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
20 And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
21 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go down, acharge the people, lest they 1break through unto the Lord 2to gaze, and many of them perish.
22 And let the 1priests also, which come near to the Lord, sanctify themselves, lest the Lord 2break forth upon them.
23 And Moses said unto the Lord, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, 1Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.
24 And the Lord said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but 1let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the Lord, lest he break forth upon them.
25 So 1Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.
Exodus 19