Israel at Mount Sinai
1#Ex 12:6; 16:1In the third month after the children of Israel had gone forth out of the land of Egypt, on the same day they came into the Wilderness of Sinai. 2#Ex 3:1; 17:1When they set out from Rephidim, they came to the Wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness. Israel camped there before the mountain.
3#Ex 3:4; Ac 7:38Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the children of Israel: 4#Isa 63:9; Dt 29:2; Rev 12:14‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I lifted you up on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. 5#Ex 9:29; Dt 10:14Now therefore, if you will faithfully obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My special possession out of all the nations, for all the earth is Mine. 6#Dt 7:6; 26:19And you will be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
7#Ex 4:29–30So Moses came and called for the elders of the people and laid before them all these words which the Lord commanded him. 8#Ex 24:3; 24:7Then all the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do.” And Moses brought back the words of the people to the Lord.
9#Dt 4:36; Ex 19:16The Lord said to Moses, “Indeed, I am going to come to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and always believe in you.” Then Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.
10#Ge 35:2; Lev 11:44–45The Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and have them wash their clothes, 11#Ex 19:16; 34:5and be ready for the third day, for on the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people on Mount Sinai. 12You shall set boundaries for the people all around, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves so that you not go up onto the mountain or touch its border. Whoever touches the mountain will surely be put to death. 13#Ex 19:16; 19:19No hand will touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through, whether it be beast or man. He shall not live.’ When the trumpet sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain.”
14So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes. 15#Ex 19:11; 1Sa 21:4–5He said to the people, “Be ready for the third day. Do not go near your wives.”
16#Heb 12:21; 12:18–19So on the third day, in the morning, there was thunder and lightning, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and the sound of an exceedingly loud trumpet. All the people who were in the camp trembled. 17#Dt 4:10Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18#Ps 144:5; Ex 24:17; Jdg 5:5Now Mount Sinai was completely covered in smoke because the Lord had descended upon it in fire, and the smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently. 19#Ps 81:7; Ex 19:16When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him with a voice.#Or thunder.
20#Ne 9:13The Lord came down on Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. 21#1Sa 6:19; Ex 3:5Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, warn the people, lest they force their way to the Lord to look, and many of them perish. 22#Ex 24:5Let the priests also, which come near to the Lord, sanctify themselves, lest the Lord break through against them.”
23#Ex 19:12Moses said to the Lord, “The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai, for You warned us, saying, ‘Set boundaries around the mountain, and sanctify it.’ ”
24Then the Lord said to him, “Go, get down, and come up, you and Aaron with you, but do not let the priests and the people force their way through to come up to the Lord, lest He break through against them.”
25So Moses went down to the people and spoke to them.