Book of Exodus
The mass Exodus of the Israelites leaving Egypt.
|Home / Bible / Pentateuch / Exodus|
|Author:||--- Background & Theme ---||dated at:|
The Exodus of the Israelites lead by Moses, from the land of Egypt, where they
were under bondage. The book tells of the birth and raising of Moses, who would
deliver the Israelites out of Egypt and their wanderings, complaining and
idolatries in the desert. The book continues where the
book of Genesis leaves off.
1-5The original seventy descendants of Jacob, also known as the twelve tribes with their descendants and Joseph, whom was already in Egypt. 6Now Joseph had died in Egypt, together with all of his brothers and their generation. 7Now the children of Israel had greatly multiplied and were many in number, covering the entire land. (NOTE: At the time of the exodus, atleast 80 years later there were 600,000 men, approximately two million Hebrews, Exodus;12:37).
8Now there was a new king over Egypt, who did not know of Joseph. 9And since the Hebrews were greater in number and mightier than his people. 10He chose to deal shrewdly with them, fearing that they might fight against us in time of war. 11So the king put taskmasters over the Hebrews, to afflict them with burdens, forcing them to build two supply cities, Pithom and Raamses. 12However the more the Hebrews were afflicted, the more they multiplied and flourished and the Egyptians began to greatly fear the Hebrews. 13-14So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve them through hard labor, treating them with harshness and cruelty.
15-16Then the king instructed the Hebrew midwives to kill every male child, allowing only the females to live. 17But the midwives feared God more than Pharaoh and did not do such, allowing the male children to live. 18When they were asked why by the king. 19The midwives said to Pharaoh, the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, they are lively and they deliver before the midwife gets there. 20-21Therefore God dealt kindly with the midwives, providing households for them and the people multiplied and grew. 22However Pharaoh then commanded his people, to throw every male child, born to the Hebrews into the Nile river, but allowing every female child to live.
1Now a man of the tribe of Levi, took a wife also of the tribe Levi. 2When she conceived and bore a son, she saw that there was something special about him and she hid him away for three months. 3When she could no longer hide him anymore, she built an ark, a small boat and laid the child inside it and put the small boat amidst the shallow reads in the river. 4Now Moses' sister, Miriam was standing far-off watching all this waiting to see what would happen.
5Now when Pharaoh's daughter went down to the river to bathe, she saw the ark among the reeds and sent her maid to retrieve it. 6Just as Pharaoh's daughter saw the child, the baby wept and she had compassion on the Hebrew child. 7At that very moment, Moses' sister said to Pharaoh's daughter; Shall I call a Hebrew woman for you, that she may nurse the child for you? 8Pharaoh's daughter said yes and Miriam went and got his mother. 9Pharaoh's daughter then said to the woman, take the child away and nurse him for me and I will give you your wages. 10So Moses' mother nursed the child and brought him to Pharaoh's daughter who brought the child up as her own son. And Pharaoh's daughter called his name Moses, for she said I brought him up out of the water. (The name Moses means: brought forth, namely out of the water).
11When Moses was grown, he went out and saw the burdens the Egyptians had put upon his brothers. And he saw an Egyptian beating a fellow Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12Seeing that they were alone, Moses struck and killed the Egyptian and hid the body in the sand. 13The next day, when Moses went out, he came across two Hebrews who were fighting. Addressing the men, he asked, who did the wrong? And asked why he was striking his brother? 14One of the men then answered and said, who made you prince and judge over us? Do you intend to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian? Moses then greatly feared, for he knew that this matter was now known. 15Now when Pharaoh heard of this, he sought to kill Moses. But, Moses fled into the land of Midian and there he sat down by a well.
16Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters and they came to this well to water their father's flock. 17But the shepherds of that area would come and drive them off. However, Moses stood up to the shepherds and helped them water their flocks. 18When the daughters returned to their father. He asked them why had returned so soon? 19So they told him about the man at the well that delivered them from the shepherds and drew enough water for them and their flocks. 20Their father then asked, why they had left the man at the well? Telling them to go and get him, that he may eat bread with us. 21Moses was then content to live with the man and the man gave him Zipporah, one of his daughters as a wife. 22And she bore Moses a son and Moses called his name Gershom. For Moses said; I am a stranger in a foreign land. (The name Gershom means, sojourner).
23After much time, (approximately 40 years) , Pharaoh the king of Egypt died and the bondage of the Israelites grew even worse. Because of the hardships, the children of Israel groaned and cried out and because of their bondage their cries were heard by God. 24So God heard their groaning and remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob 25And God looked upon the Israelites, taking up their concern.
1While Moses was tending his father-in-law's, Jethro's flocks. He had led them to the back of the desert and came to the mountain of God in Horeb, (Mt. Sinai). 2The Angel of the LORD appeared to Moses in a flame of fire, out of the mist of a bush and as Moses looked at the bush it was not being consumed by the fire. 3Moses then turned aside, giving this great sight his consideration, to see why the bush was not consumed. 4When the LORD saw that he turned aside to consider this, God called to Moses from the midst of the bush. Saying; Moses, Moses! And Moses answer saying here I am. 5The LORD then said; Do not draw near but take off your sandals, for the place where you're standing is holy ground. 6I am the God of your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Moses then hid his face for he was afraid to look upon God.
7The LORD then said to Moses: I have seen the oppression and heard the cries of My people in Egypt, because of their taskmasters and I know their sorrows. 8I have come down to deliver them and to bring them into a good land, one flowing with milk and honey. The land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites. 9For the cries of the children of Israel have come to Me, due to the oppression of the Egyptians 10Therefore, I will send you to Pharaoh to deliver My people, the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
11But Moses replied to God: who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children out of Egypt? 12The LORD replied: I shall be with you and it shall be a sign to you, that when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve Me on this mountain. 13Moses then asked, when I go to the children of Israel and say, The God of your father's has sent me to you and they ask, what is His name? What shall I say? 14And God said; I AM WHO I AM, tell them, I AM, has sent me to you. 15You shall say this to the sons of Israel, the LORD God of your fathers, of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever and My memorial to all generations.
16Now go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, the LORD God of your father's Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has appeared to me and He has seen your distress in the land of Egypt. 17I will bring you up, out of the land of Egypt, to a land flowing with milk and honey. 18They will then believe and obey your voice and you along with the elders shall go to the king of Egypt and say to him, the LORD God of the Hebrews has met with us, now, please let us journey three days into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God. 19But I am certain that the king of Egypt will not let you go, unless forced by a mighty hand. 20So I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My wonders. After that they will let you go. 21I will give the people favor in the eyes of the Egyptians, for when they leave Egypt, they shall not leave empty-handed. 22For every woman shall ask her Egyptian neighbor for their household items of silver and gold and they shall plunder the Egyptians.
1Moses then spoke and said, what if they won't believe me, what if they question whether the LORD has appeared to me.
10Moses then said to the LORD: I am not eloquent, nor have I ever been and I am slow of speech and of tongue. 11The LORD then said to Moses; Who made your mouth and who makes the mute, the deaf and the seeing or the blind, is it not the LORD? 12Therefore go and I will be with your mouth and will teach you what to say. 13But Moses replied, Oh my LORD, please send someone else to deliver Your people.
14The LORD's anger was then kindled against Moses. And the LORD said; I know that Aaron your brother can speak well and look he is coming out to meet you. He shall be glad in his heart when he see you. 15However you shall put the words into his mouth. For I shall be with your mouth and with his mouth and shall teach you what you shall do. 16Aaron shall be your spokesman to the people, he shall be as a mouthpiece for you and you shall be to him as God. 17And you shall perform the signs with your rod.
18Moses first returned and said to Jethro, his father-in-law please let me go back to my brothers in Egypt, so I can see if they are yet alive. And Jethro told Moses to go in peace. 19The LORD then reassured Moses that all the men, (the Pharaoh that he knew and his men), who sought to take his life were dead.
20Then Moses took his wife his sons and set them on donkeys, along with the rod of God in his hand and returned to Egypt. 21And the LORD said to Moses When you are in Egypt, do all the wonders before Pharaoh, that I have given you, but I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go. 22Then you shall say to Pharaoh, Israel is the LORD's son, as His firstborn. 23So I say to you let My son go that he may serve Me, or if you refuse, I shall then take your firstborn son.
24Now on the way to Egypt at a resting stop, the LORD met Moses and sought to kill him. (for Moses had failed to circumcise one of his sons) 25His wife, Zipporah, (knowing this was the reason), took a sharp knife and cut away the foreskin of her son and cast it at Moses feet. 26Then the LORD let him go and Zipporah said to Moses. Surly you are a husband of blood to me.
27The LORD then told Aaron where in the wilderness to meet Moses. So Aaron met Moses on the mountain of God and kissed him. 28Moses then told Aaron of the words and the signs that the LORD had given him. 29And the two went into Egypt and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel. 30Aaron then spoke the words that the LORD had given Moses and Moses showed the signs and wonders in the sight of all the people. 31Then the children of Israel believed and when they heard that the LORD had looked on their afflictions, they bowed their heads in worship.
1Afterwards Moses and Aaron went into see Pharaoh and told him, thus says the LORD God of Israel, let My people go, so that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness. 2But Pharaoh questioned, saying, who is this LORD that I should obey His voice and let the people of Israel go? I do not know this LORD nor will I let the people go.
3They replied, the God of the Hebrews met with us, Please let our people go for a three day journey into the desert and sacrifice to the LORD our God, least He strike us with disease or the sword. 4The king then addressed Moses and Aaron saying, why do you even suggest such a thing, taking the people from their jobs, get back to your labors! 5For the people are many and you have caused them to cease from their labors. 6So the same day Pharaoh commanded the Egyptian supervisors of the people, 7not to provide straw for the people to make bricks, as they had before, but rather that the people would have to gather their own straw. 8Yet still requiring the same quota from the people as before, thinking the Hebrew people must have idle time, for they have said, let us go and sacrifice to our God. 9Also let more work be given to the men, so their labors will keep them busy and they will not regard these vain and lying words.
10So the taskmasters told the people they would not be getting any straw. 11but they shall get straw wherever they can find it, yet still they must still meet the same quotas. 12Thus the people roamed the land of Egypt, gathering stubble instead of straw. 13And as before the taskmasters were unyielding. 14Even beating the Hebrew foremen who were set over the people, when their people did not meet the quotas.
15The officers of the Hebrews then went to Pharaoh and cried out saying, why are you dealing with your servants in this way? 16We are given no straw to make bricks and yet we are beaten when we do not meet the quotas, the fault is not ours but your own. 17But Pharaoh held firm, calling them idle because they wished to go and sacrifice to the LORD. 18Telling them to get back to work, repeating that no straw shall be provided and yet the same quotas shall be met. 19After talking with Pharaoh, the Hebrew officers realized they had not helped their situation, but rather hindered it. 20As they came out, they met Moses and Aaron, who stood there to meet them. 21And the Hebrew leaders said to them, may the LORD judge you, because you have made us an abomination in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants, for you have put a sword in their hands to slay us with.
22So Moses inquired of the LORD, asking, why have You brought trouble on these people? Why have You sent me? 23For since I have spoken to Pharaoh, he has done evil to Your people, neither have You delivered Your people.
1The LORD then said to Moses, You shall now see what I shall do to Pharaoh, for with a strong and mighty hand, he will let them go, he will even drive them out of his land. 2For I am the LORD, 3whom appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as God Almighty, but they did not know Me by My name LORD. 4I established My covenant with them, to give them a land of their pilgrimage where they were strangers. 5I have now heard the cries of the sons of Israel and have remembered My covenant. 6Therefore tell the people that I am the LORD, I will bring them out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will redeem them with an outstretched hand and with great judgments. 7I will take them to be My people and I will be their God. By their deliverance, they shall know I am their God. 8I will then bring them into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 9Moses then spoke this to the children of Israel, but they did not heed his voice because of a spirit of anguish and cruel bondage.
10The LORD then spoke to Moses, saying; 11Go in and tell Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to let the Israelites go out of his land. 12But Moses replied, my own people, the Israelites won't even listen to me, how then shall Pharaoh listen to me? For I am also deficient in my speech. 13The LORD then again spoke to Moses and Aaron commanding them to bring the Israelites out of the land of Egypt.
14The heads of the houses of the Levites according to their families. Reuben, Jacob's firstborn had four sons. 15Simeon Jacob's second born had six sons. 16Levi Jacob's third born, lived 137 years and had three sons. 17-25These are the generations of the sons of Levi.
26Moses and Aaron whom the LORD told to bring the Israelites out of the land of Egypt, according to their tribes. 27And who spoke to Pharaoh, king of Egypt. 28On that very day the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; Speak all that I tell you to Pharaoh. But, Moses replied, but my speech is deficient, why would Pharaoh listen to me?
1The LORD then said to Moses; I have made you as God to Pharaoh and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. 2You shall speak all that I command you to and Aaron shall tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. 3I will then harden Pharaoh's heart and shall multiply My signs and wonders in the land of Egypt. 4But Pharaoh shall still not heed you. I shall then lay My hand on Egypt and with great judgments, bring My people out of the land. 5The Egyptians shall then know that I am the LORD, when I stretch out My hand and bring out the children of Israel. 6So Moses and Aaron did as the LORD had commanded them. 7Now Moses was eighty years old and Aaron was eighty-three, when they spoke to Pharaoh.
8The LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 9When Pharaoh says to you, prove yourself by a miracle, let Aaron cast the rod before Pharaoh and it shall become a serpent. 10So Moses and Aaron did as they were told, they threw down the rod before Pharaoh and it became a serpent. 11But Pharaoh called in his wise men and magicians and they did likewise. 12Every man threw down his rod and they also became serpents, but Aaron's rod swallowed up all their rods. 13And Pharaoh would not heed them, for his heart grew hard, as the LORD had said.
1The LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt and said; 2This month shall be the beginning of months, it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3Speak to all the people of Israel and tell them on the tenth day of this month, every man shall take a lamb, according to his father household. (NOTE: Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem was on the tenth day of the month, John 12:12). 4If his household is too small for the lamb, let him join with his neighbor, according to each mans need. 5The lamb shall be without blemish a yearling and a male, taken from either the sheep or the goats. 6You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the month and then all the people of the congregation shall slay it at twilight. (NOTE: Jesus was crucified on the fourteenth day of the month, John 19:17). 7They shall take some of its blood and put it on the two doorposts and the supporting lintel of their house, where they shall eat of it. 8On that night they shall eat of it, roasted over a fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 9They shall not eat it raw or having been boiled in water, but they shall roast the entire animal over a fire, the head, the legs and the innards. 10You shall let none of it remain until morning and if any does remain, it shall be burn with fire. 11You shall eat of it fully dressed, with a staff in your hand and in haste, for this is the LORD's Passover.
12On that night, I will pass through the land of Egypt and will strike all the firstborns, both man and beast. And against the gods of Egypt I shall execute judgment, for I am the LORD. 13When I see the blood on the doorposts, I will pass over that house and the plague will not fall upon it, when I strike the land of Egypt. 14That day shall be a memorial to you and an everlasting ordinance that you shall keep it as a holy feast unto the LORD, throughout all your generations. 15For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day, you shall remove all leaven from your house, for whoever eats of leaven during those seven days will be cut of from his people. 16On the first and the seventh day, you shall have a holy gathering and no work shall be done on those days, except for meal preparations. 17Thus you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For on this day I will bring the people out of Egypt and you shall observe this day throughout all generations as an everlasting ordinance. 18These seven days you shall only eat unleavened bread, 19nor shall any leaven be found in your households. For anyone who eats what has been leavened, whether Jew or stranger will be cut off from the congregation of Israel. 20In all your dwellings you shall only eat unleavened bread.
21Moses then called for all the elders of Israel and instructed them to prepare and kill a Passover lamb for their households. 22You shall then smear some of the blood on the two doorposts and the supporting lintel. And no one shall leave their house until morning. 23For the LORD shall pass through and strike the Egyptians, but when He sees the blood on the doorposts, He will Passover that house and not allow the destroyer to come to your house and strike you. 24You shall observe this Passover rite as an ordinance forever. 25And when you come into the land that the LORD will give you, you shall remember and keep this day. 26Being able to explain to your children when they ask of you. 27That it's the LORD's Passover, whom passed over the houses of the children of Israel, for when He saw the blood, He struck only the Egyptians, delivering the Israelites. The people then bowed their heads in worship. 28After that the people went away and they did as the LORD had commended them to do.
29At midnight the LORD struck all the firstborns in Egypt. From Pharaoh's firstborn son who sat on the throne, to the firstborn in the dungeon, even the firstborn of the livestock. 30That night Pharaoh awoke, as did all his servants and there was a great cry in all Egypt, for there was not one house where there was not one dead.
31Pharaoh then called for Moses and Aaron by night and said, get out and leave us now! Both, you and the children of Israel, go serve your LORD as you wish. 32Take your flocks and herds and be gone and bless me as you go. 33The Egyptians urged the people to make a hasty exit, for they said, if you delay, we shall surly all be dead. 34So the people left in haste and took their dough before it was leavened. 35Now before this, the Israelites had asked the Egyptians for articles of silver, gold and fine clothing. 36And the LORD granted them favor with the Egyptians so that they gave them whatever they asked for. Thus the Israelites plundered the Egyptians.
37(NOTE: The mass exodus of the Israelites took place from the city of Rameses, one of the cities the Israelites built for the Egyptians). That day six hundred thousand men over the age of twenty, plus women and children journeyed to Succoth, (NOTE: it is estimated that there were at least two million people). 38Also with them was a mixed multitude of people, (NOTE: people of other races and nations, but this caused trouble later on, Numbers 11:4), including great numbers of flocks and herds. 39Even the bread that the Israelites took with them was unleavened, for they were driven out in haste and they could not wait for it to rise. 40Now the children of Israel had been in the land of Egypt for four hundred thirty years, 41to the very day that the exodus took place and all the armies of the LORD went out of Egypt. 42This was a night of solemn observance to the LORD and for all the children of Israel throughout all their generations.
43The LORD then said to Moses and Aaron; This is the ordinance of the Passover, that no foreigner shall eat of it. 44But every servant that has been purchased with money may eat of it, after they have been circumcised, (NOTE: The New Testament tells us that we have been bought with a price, 1st Corinthians 6:20). 45However a stranger or a hired servant shall not eat of it. 46The Passover shall be eaten in one house, it shall not be carried outside, nor shall any of its bones be broken, (NOTE: not one of Christ's bones was broken, John 19:33,36). 47The entire congregation of Israel shall observe and keep the Passover. 48If a stranger who dwells with you, wishes to keep the Passover, all the males with him must be circumcised and then he may keep the Passover, just as a native of the land would. But, no uncircumcised person shall eat of it. 49Thus the same law shall apply for both the native born and the stranger who dwells with you. 50Thus all the children of Israel did as the LORD had commanded Moses. 51And this was the day when the LORD brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
1Then the LORD spoke to Moses saying; 2Set apart unto Me all the firstborns. Whatever opens the womb of the children of Israel, both of men and of beast, shall be Mine.
3Moses then said to the people, remember this day, when you came out of the bondage of Egypt by the strength of the LORD, thus no leavened bread shall be eaten. 4This is the month of Abib, the first month of the year. 5And it shall be when the LORD brings you into the promise land, a land flowing with milk and honey, you shall keep the Passover, in this month. 6Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread and on the seventh day there shall be a feast unto the LORD. 7For seven days only unleavened bread shall be eaten, no leavened shall be found within your camp. 8In that day you shall tell your sons, the reason for this is because of what the LORD did for us when we came out of the land of Egypt. 9This is a sign for us and a memorial to us that the LORD's law may be in our hearts. For with a strong hand the LORD has brought you out of bondage. 10Therefore you shall keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.
11And Moses spoke to the children saying: It shall be when the LORD brings you into the promise land, that He swore to your fathers. 12That you shall set apart unto the LORD all the firstborns of your animals, that opens the womb, every male shall be the LORD's. 13But the firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, if you do not redeem it, you shall break its neck. Also, the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. 14Thus when your sons ask you about this. You can tell him, the LORD brought us out of Egypt by His mighty hand, from the house of bondage. 15When Pharaoh was stubborn, the LORD killed all the firstborns in the land of Egypt, both of man and of beast. Therefore, we sacrifice all firstborn males to the LORD, but our firstborn sons we redeem. 16This shall be a reminder to you of how the LORD brought us out of Egypt by His mighty hand.
17When Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead the people according to set road ways, even though that way was shorter. God knew that the people would change their minds and turn back to Egypt when they saw war. 18So He led the people by way of the wilderness across the red sea and the people left Egypt in ordered ranks, according to their tribes. 19Now when Moses left Egypt he took the bones of Joseph with him, for this was according to Joseph's oath when he died, saying, "God will surely visit you and you shall carry my bones up from here with you", Genesis 50:25. 20So they departed from Succoth and journeyed to Eitham and the people camped at the edge of the wilderness. 21And the LORD went before them using a cloud to lead them by day and a pillar of fire by night to light their way. 22And these two pillars, the cloud by day and fire by night, never departed from the people.
1The LORD spoke to Moses, saying; 2Have the Israelites make camp before Pi-Hahiroth, between Migdol and the Red Sea, opposite Ball-Zephon. 3Then Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, that they have become boxed in by the wilderness and the Red Sea. 4I will then harden Pharaoh's heart again, so that he will pursue them, thus I will gain honor over Pharaoh and his army and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD.
5When Pharaoh was told that all the Israelites had left, his heart and the heart of his servants again turned against the Hebrews and they questioned why they had ever let the people go from being their servants? 6So Pharaoh ordered his chariot to be made ready also taking his army with him. 7Six hundred choice chariots of Egypt, each chariot having a captain. 8And the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart and in a spirit of pride Pharaoh left Egypt to pursue the children of Israel. 9And the Egyptians overtook them where they were camped by the Red Sea.
10As Pharaoh and his armies drew near, the children of Israel were terrified and they cried out to the LORD. 11Then they said to Moses, because there were no graves in Egypt, you have taken us out to the wilderness to die, why did you bring us out of Egypt to do this to us? 12Did we not tell you in Egypt to leave us alone that we might serve the Egyptians. For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians, then to die here in the wilderness. 13But Moses replied to the people, do not be afraid, be still and see the salvation of the LORD. The Egyptians that you see today you shall never see again. 14For the LORD will fight for you and you shall be silent.
15The LORD then said to Moses; Why do you cry to Me, tell the children of Israel to go forward. 16Lift up your rod and stretch your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall walk through the midst of the sea on dry ground. 17I will then harden the hearts of the Egyptians and they will follow them. So that I will gain honor over the Egyptians. 18They shall then know that I am the LORD.
19Then the Angel of God who went before the camp in a pillar of cloud, moved and went behind the camp. 20Putting a barrier between the oncoming chariots of the Egyptians and the camp of the Israelites. Providing a cloud of darkness to the Egyptians and a light by night for the Israelites, so the two sides were separated the entire night.
21Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea and the LORD caused the waters of the sea to go back by a strong east wind, all night long. Until the waters were divided and the sea was a dry land. 22So the children of Israel crossed through the sea on dry ground and the waters were as a wall on either side of them. (NOTE: Its been estimated that the passage through the Red Sea was approximately a mile wide, between the two walls of waters and the crossing was ten miles in length).
23The Egyptians then pursued them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's chariots and horsemen. 24Now in the morning the LORD looked down on the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and He troubled their army. 25He took off the chariot wheels, so that the Egyptians drove them with great difficulty. Then the Egyptians said, let us flee from the sight of Israel, for God is fighting for them. 26The LORD then said to Moses; Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters should come back on the Egyptians, their chariots and their horses. 27Moses than did such and as it became morning, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were still fleeing into it and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28When the waters returned, the chariots, the horses and all Pharaoh's armies were covered. Not even one of them that followed into the sea remained. 29But the children of Israel had all walked on dry land and the waters to them were as a wall on either side of them. 30So that day the LORD saved Israel from the hand of the Egyptians and the Israelites saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31Thus Israel saw the great works that the LORD had done and the people feared the LORD and believed his servant Moses.
1Moses and the children of Israel then sang this song to the LORD.
We sing to the LORD, for He has triumphed gloriously, for He has thrown both horse and rider into the sea. 2He is my strength and my song, the LORD has become my Salivation, He is my God and my father's God and I will exalt and praise Him. 3The LORD is a Man of war. 4Pharaoh's army with his elite men and chariots the LORD has drowned in the Red sea. 5They have sunk to the bottom as a stone and the depths of the sea has covered them. 6The LORD's right hand is glorious in power, for He has crushed the enemy with it. 7By His greatness and excellence He has overthrown those who were against Him. For He sent forth His wrath and it consumed them as stubble. 8With a blast of His nostrils the waters were gathered and stood upright, as a wall. 9The enemy then pursued to overtake, so to satisfy their desire, wishing to draw their sword and destroy. 10But the LORD blew a wind forth and the sea covered them and they sank to the bottom like lead inside their armor. 11There is none like You, O LORD, among the gods, glorious in holiness, fearful in praise for You do wonders. 12You stretched out Your right hand and the earth swallowed them. 13With mercy You lead the people whom You have redeemed. Guided by Your strength to Your holy habitation. 14Other people will hear and be afraid, nations shall tremble. 15The mighty men of renown shall hear and be dismayed, becoming faint hearted. 16Fear and dread will fall on them, for by the greatness of Your arm, they shall be as still as a stone, until the people of the LORD that You have purchased, have passed over. 17You will bring them in and settle them in the place that You have made, the mountain of Your inheritance. The sanctuary of Your own dwelling that Your hands have established. 18The LORD shall reign forever and ever.
19For Pharaoh's armies, horsemen and chariots were all drowned in the sea and the LORD covered the waters upon them. But, the sons of Israel went on dry land.
20Then Miriam, the prophetess and the sister of Aaron took a tambourine in her hand and all the women followed her in song and dance also having tambourines.
21Sing to the LORD, for He has triumphed gloriously! He has thrown both horse and rider into the sea.
22Moses then led the people three days through the wilderness of Shur and they found no water. 23When they traveled further they found water, but it was too bitter to drink, therefore, they called that place, Marah, (meaning: bitter). 24The people then complained to Moses, saying, what shall we drink? 25So Moses cried out to the LORD and the LORD showed him a certain tree. When Moses cast the tree into the waters, the waters were made sweet. Therefore, the LORD set forth an ordinance for the people and He tested them there. 26Saying; If the people diligently heed My voice, doing what is right in My sight, hearing My commandments and keeping My statutes. I will put none of the diseases on you that I put upon the Egyptians. For I am the LORD, who heals you.
27They then traveled on and camped at Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees.
1When they departed from Elim, they came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai. Now it had been thirty days since the exodus from Egypt. 2And the whole congregation complained against Moses and Aaron, 3concerning the lack of food. For they said to Moses: If only we had died by the hand of the LORD back in Egypt, back there we had food and bread to eat, for you have brought all of us out here in the wilderness that we should die of hunger.
4The LORD then spoke to Moses and said: I will rain down bread from heaven for you. And the people shall gather enough for that day, that I may test them to see if they will walk in My law or not. 5And it shall be that on the sixth day they shall gather and prepare enough for two days. 6Then Moses and Aaron relayed this to the people. Saying to them, at evening you shall know that the LORD has brought you out of the land of Egypt. 7For in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD, for He does hear your complaint. 8And Moses said, this shall happen when the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening and bread in the morning. For the LORD has heard your complaint against Him, but who are we? Your complaint is against the LORD not us.
9Now Moses spoke to Aaron, to tell the congregation of Israel, to come before the LORD. For He has heard your murmurings. 10And as Aaron spoke to the entire congregation of the people and as they looked towards the wilderness the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. 11The LORD then spoke to Moses, saying; 12I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, tell them that at twilight they shall eat meat and in the morning they shall have bread. And by this they shall know that I am the LORD.
13-14In the evening quails covered the camp and in the morning, there was a small round substance on the ground, as fine as frost. 15When the people questioned this, Moses replied to them that it is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat. 16And Moses told the people what the LORD had commanded, that every man gather it according to the number of his household. 17So the children of Israel went out, some gathered more and some gathered less. 18And when they measured it, all had enough for their own need, there was no lack. 19Moses then instructed them to leave none of it until morning. 20However they did not heed his words, for some of them left pieces of it until morning and it became wormy and stunk and Moses became angry with them. 21So they gathered it every morning, every man according to his need, for when the sun became hot the manna melted.
22On the sixth day, the people gather bread for two days. Then the leaders of the people came to Moses for more instructions. 23Moses told them tomorrow is the Sabbath day of rest, the holy Sabbath to the LORD. Prepare what you will today and store up what remains until morning. 24So they did as Moses had commanded them and the manna was preserved, it was not wormy nor did it stink. 25Moses then told the people to eat, for today is a Sabbath to the LORD and on this day you shall not find manna in the field. 26You shall gather manna six days, but not on the seventh day of the Sabbath. 27But it happened that on the Sabbath some of the people went out to gather but found no manna. 28And the LORD said to Moses; How long will you refuse to keep My commandments and My laws? 29For I have given you bread for two days, so you can have a Sabbath day rest. Therefore, let every man remain in his place on the Sabbath day. 30So all the people of Israel rested on the seventh day. 31Now the Israelites named the bread from the LORD manna, its color was white as a coriander seed and the taste was as a wafer made with honey.
32Moses then instructed the people as the LORD had commanded. That a portion of manna be preserved so that future generations might see the bread that the LORD fed the children in the wilderness when he brought them out of Egypt. 33-34And Aaron did so placing it in the Ark of the Testimony to be kept. 35And the children of Israel ate manna all forty years that they walked in the wilderness.
1The people then broke camp, according to the commandment of the LORD. And traveled to Rephidim where they made camp, however there was no water for the people to drink. 2Therefore the people complained to Moses and said, give us water to drink. But, Moses said, why do you contend with me, have you asked the LORD? 3So the people thirsted there for water and complained against Moses, saying, why have you brought us up out of Egypt, only to kill us, our children and our livestock of thirst?
4So Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, what shall I do with these people, since they are nearly ready to stone me? 5The LORD said to Moses; Go before the people, take the elders of Israel also take your rod. 6I will go before you and you are to strike the rock of Horeb and water will come out of it, so the people may drink. So Moses did such and the water flowed. 7Moses then named that place Massah and Meribah, (the two names mean: testing and contention), for the Israelites tested the LORD saying, is the LORD with us or not?
8Where the Israelites had camped, in Rephidim, the Amalek army came out to fight. 9So Moses said to Joshua, choose some of the men and go out and fight, for tomorrow I will stand on the top of this hill with the rod of God in my hand. 10Joshua did as Moses told him to and Moses, Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11The next day, as the battle went on, when Moses held up his hands, Israel prevailed in battle and when he put his hands down Amalek prevailed. 12So when Moses' hands became heavy, Aaron and Hur had him sit on a rock and each supported one of his hands, so that Moses' hands were raised up until sunset. 13So Joshua defeated the Amalekites by the sword.
14The LORD then said to Moses; Record the events in a book as a memorial and speak them to Joshua, tell him that I will utterly blot out even the remembrance of the Amalekites. 15Moses then built an alter to the LORD and called it, Jehovah-nissi when translated means: the LORD is my banner. 16For he said, Amalek is against the LORD forever and shall the LORD be at war with Amalek from generation to generation.
1Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law heard what God had done for both Moses and Israel, that He had brought them out of Egypt. 2So Jethro took Zipporah, Moses' wife, whom Moses, had sent back to her father, 3-4along with his two sons Gershom and Eliezer, (whose names means: sojourner and God is my helper). 5And Jethro, came to where the Israelites were camped at the mountain of God, (Mount Sinai).
6Now Jethro had first sent a message to Moses telling him of their coming. 7So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law bowed to him and kissed him and they inquired of each other's well being. 8Moses then told Jethro all what the LORD had done to Pharaoh and of the hardship that the Egyptians had put upon the Israelites and how the LORD had delivered them. 9Then Jethro rejoiced for all the good the LORD had done for Israel. 10And said, blessed be the LORD, who has delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians. 11Now I know that the LORD is greater than all other gods, for others have dealt proudly with Israel and now they are recompensed. 12Then Jethro gave a sacrifice as a burnt offering to the LORD. And Aaron and all the elders of Israel came and ate bread with Jethro before God.
13The next day, Moses stood in judgment of the people from morning until evening. 14When Jethro saw this, he questioned all that Moses did for the people and why he sat alone before them from morning until evening? 15Moses explained of how the people come to him and inquire of things of God. 16When they have a dispute, I make known to them the statues of God and His laws, judging between one and the other.
17Jethro then said, what you are doing is not good. 18This will wear you out, for this is too great of a task to be performed by one person. 19Hear my advice, for I will give you council and God shall be with you and you shall represent the people before God, bringing their cases before Him. 20You shall teach the people God's statues and laws showing them the way they must walk and the work they must do. 21In addition you shall select able men, men of truth, whom fear God and hate covetousness. Appointing them to be over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. 22And they shall judge the people at all times. Every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter, they shall judge themselves. This way they will help bear the burden and it will be easier for you. 23If you do this thing, as God so commands, you will be able to endure and the people will also live in peace.
24Moses heeded the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he said. 25Choosing able men to be over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. 26And they judged the people at all times, bringing only the hard cases to Moses. 27Then Moses let his father-in-law depart and Jethro went back to his own land.
1-2In the third month after the exodus from Egypt, on that very day, the children of Israel camped in the wilderness of Sinai before the mountains, (NOTE: They left Egypt the 15th day of the 1st month, and it is believed they arrived on the 1st day of the 3rd month). 3Moses then went up to God and the LORD spoke to him from the mountain saying; Tell the descendants of the tribes of Israel, the children of Israel. 4They have seen what I did to the Egyptians, how I bore you up and brought you to Myself. 5Therefore if you obey My voice and keep My covenant, you shall be a special treasure to Me, above all other people, for the whole earth is Mine. 6You shall then be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
7So Moses told all these words to the elders that the Lord had commanded him to do. 8And all the people answered together and said, what the LORD has spoken, we will do. Moses then relayed what the people had said back to the LORD.
9And the LORD said; I will then come to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you and that they may believe you always. 10The LORD then told Moses to; Sanctify the people, today and tomorrow and let them wash their clothes. 11Then on the third day, let them be ready for the LORD shall come down from Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people, (NOTE: Since they arrived on 'day 45 + 3 days + 2 days for making camp', when the Lord came down is 50 days after leaving Egypt and aligns with the day of Penticost and the Feast of Weeks). 12Boundary lines around the mountain are to be drawn and not crossed. For whoever goes up the mountain or touches its base shall surly die. 13Not a hand shall touch the offender, but he shall be stoned or shot with an arrow, whether it be man or beast.
14Moses then came down from the mountain and instructed the people in the sanctification process and they washed their clothes. 15Also that they were told not to go near their wives, but to be prepared for the third day.
16Now on the third day, in the morning there was thunder and lightning on the mountain. A thick cloud was over the mountain and the sound of a trumpet was very loud and all the people in camp trembled. 17Moses then brought the people out from the camp to meet with God and they stood at the base of the mountain. 18The mountain was now completely covered in smoke that ascended as a furnace and the whole mountain quaked because the LORD had descended on it in fire. 19And the blast of the trumpet continued and kept on growing louder. Moses then spoke with the LORD and the LORD answered him by voice. 20The LORD then came down upon the mountain and called Moses up onto it and Moses went up. 21And the LORD said to Moses; Warn the people not to cross the boundaries, least the people break through and many of them perish. 22Also instruct the priests who come near to sanctify themselves, lest the LORD breaks out against them. 23But Moses replied, the people can't come up, for You warned us and had us set boundaries. 24Then the LORD said to him; Go and descend from the mountain! Let the people and the priests know they are not to break through, lest I break out against them and you and Aaron come back up. 25 So Moses went down and spoke to the people.
1And God spoke all these words saying; 2I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
18Now all the people witnessed the thunder, the lightning flashes, together with the sound of the trumpet as the mountain was smoking and the people trembled and stood far-off. 19They then said to Moses, you speak with us and we will hear you, but do not let God speak to us, least we die. 20And Moses said to the people do not fear, for God has come to test you, so that His fear may be before you, so that you might not sin. 21Even so people still remained distant, but Moses drew near into the thick darkness where God was.
22The LORD then said to Moses; Say to the children of Israel, you have experienced how I have talked with you from heaven. 23You shall not make gods or images of silver or gold. 24You are to make an earthen altar for Me. And every place where I shall put the remembrance of my Name, you shall sacrifice burnt and peace offerings, of your sheep and your oxen and I will come to you and bless you. 25When you build Me an altar, you shall not use man made tools on it, for this will defile it. 26Nor shall you go up steps to My altar, least your nakedness be exposed on it.
1These are the judgments which you shall set before the Israelites. 2If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve you six years and be freed on the seventh year owing nothing. 3According to how he came in, (single or married) that is how he shall go out, 4If his master has given him a wife and she bore him children, the wife and children shall remain with the master of the house and the servant shall go out alone. 5But if the servant states that he loves his master, his wife and his children and chooses not to go out free. 6His master then shall finalize the agreement with judges as his witness and the master of the house shall pierce his ear and the man shall then serve him forever.
7However if a man sells his daughter, to work as a female slave, she shall not be freed as male slaves are. 8If she does not please her master, to whom he has taken in marriage. He shall then let her family redeem her, but he may not sell her to a foreign people, since he has dealt deceitfully with her. 9And if he has taken her for his son, he shall deal with her as a daughter. 10If he shall then take another wife, he shall not lessen her food, clothing or marriage rights. 11And if he does not keep these things to her, then she shall go free, owing nothing.
12If a man strikes another man and he dies, he shall be put to death. 13However if it was not a premeditated act, for God delivered him into his hand, there shall be a city of refuge where he can flee to. 14But if this was premeditated murder, the man shall be taken away, even if it is from My altar and shall be put to death.
15He who strikes their father or mother shall be put to death.
16He who kidnaps a man will surely be put to death.
17He who curses his father or mother shall be put to death.
18If two men contend with each other and one is wounded to where he cannot work. 19The other man is responsible to compensate him for lost wages and to provide for him until he is thoroughly healed.
20If a man beats his male or female servant so that they die. He shall be punished. 21But if the slave remains alive for a day or two, he is not to be punished, for the master has injured his own property.
22If two men fight and injures a pregnant woman to where she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows. The man shall be punished according to the demands that the woman's husband imposes on him and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23But if any harm follows, the aggressor is then to be equally harmed, life for life, 24-25eye for eye and tooth for tooth, wound for wound and beating for beating.
26If a man strikes and destroys the eye of his male or female servant, he shall then let him go free for the sake of the eye. 27Likewise if a tooth is knocked out, he shall go free for the sake of the tooth.
28If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the animal shall be killed, its flesh shall not be eaten and the owner of the animal shall not be liable. 29However if the animal has been known for charging with his horns and the owner did not confine the animal, then the owner is found to be irresponsible and he shall also be put to death. 30If the owner is not redeemed by payment, assuming there is an amount imposed on him. 31This judgment shall be regardless of whether the ox has gorged a son or a daughter.
32If the ox gores a male or female servant. The owner of the animal must pay the owner of the servant thirty pieces of silver and the animal shall be killed.
33If a man digs or opens a pit and leaves it uncovered and a work animal falls into it. 34The person responsible for the pit shall redeem the loss of the animal to the owner and the dead animal shall be his.
35If one man's ox kills another man's ox, the living ox shall be sold and they shall divide the money of it. And they shall also divide the dead ox. 36Or if it is known that the ox has been liable to gore in times past and his owner has not kept him confined. The owner at fault shall redeem the dead ox with his live ox and the dead ox shall become his own.
1If a man steals an animal and slaughters it or sells it. He shall make restitution for it, (five oxen if an oxen, or four sheep if a sheep).
2If a thief is found breaking in under the cover of night and is struck where he dies, the defender shall not be guilty. 3However if it is daylight where he can clearly be seen, blood must be shed for slaying the man. 4And if the thief is caught with the stolen possession in his hand, he shall restore double, whether it is an oxen, a donkey or a sheep.
5If a man lets loose his animal to graze and it feeds in another man's field or in his vineyard, he shall restore what his animal has eaten from the best of his own fields.
6If a fire breaks out and burns out another mans stored grain or his harvest, the man who kindled the fire shall make restitution.
7If a man delivers money or articles to his neighbor for safe keeping and they are stolen from the man's house. If the thief is found he shall restore double. 8If the thief is not found, the master of the house shall be brought to the judges, to see if he himself is guilty.
9For any unlawful deed, trespass upon another whatever it may be. Both parties shall go before the judges and whomever the judges find guilty, he shall restore double to his neighbor.
10If a man delivers an animal to his neighbor for safe keeping and it either dies, is wounded or lost, not seeing how this happened. 11Then an oath of the LORD shall be between them, that he has not put his hand into his neighbors goods and there shall be no restitution. 12But if it was stolen while in the neighbors care, the neighbor shall make restitution to the owner for it. 13If it is torn to pieces by a beast, he shall bring evidence of it and there shall be no restitution made.
14If a man borrows anything from his neighbor and it becomes injures or dies, he shall surly make it good, if the owner of it was not present. 15If the owner of it was present or if it was paid for as hire, he shall not make it good.
16If a man seduces a virgin, who is not betrothed to anyone and sleeps with her, he shall pay the bridal price for her and take her as his wife. 17If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he must pay the equivalent bridal price of virgins.
18All sorceress shall be put to death.
19Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal shall be put to death.
20If anyone sacrifices to a god other than the LORD, they must be utterly destroyed.
21Do not mistreat or oppress foreigners, for you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.
22Do not take advantage of widows or orphans. 23If you afflict them in any way and they cry out to Me, I will surely hear their cry. 24My wrath shall then become hot and I will kill you with the sword and your wife shall become a widow and your children orphans.
25If you lend money to any of My people among you who is needy, you shall not charge him interest, as the money lenders do.
26If you take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you shall return it to him by sunset. 27For that is his only covering and when he cries to Me, I will hear, for I am gracious.
28You shall not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.
29You shall not delay in giving of your offerings, your ripe produce or in dedicating your firstborn son to Me.
30Likewise you must give Me the firstborn of your livestock. They shall stay with their mother for seven days, but you shall give them to Me on the eighth day.
31You shall be a holy people to Me. You shall not eat the meat of an animal that was torn apart by wild beasts, rather you shall throw it to the dogs.
1Do not spread false reports, do not run with the wicked and become an unrighteous witness. 2Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong, nor shall you pervert justice by siding with the crowd. 3Nor shall you show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit.
4Return to the rightful owner what is theirs, if you should find it, regardless of personal differences that you may have with the owner.
5If you see the donkey of the one who hates you overburdened, you shall surely help with it.
6Do not pervert justice to poor people in their suit. 7Have nothing to do with wrongful doing, keep yourself far from them, do not harm the innocent and the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty. 8You shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes and perverts the words of the righteous.
9Do not oppress an alien, for you know the heart of an alien, for you were also aliens in Egypt.
10Six years you shall sow your land and gather its crop, 11but every seventh year you shall let your land rest. After plowing it, you shall leave it unplanted and whatever the land yields of its own, the poor of your people may eat. And what remains behind shall be taken by the beasts of the field.
12Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. Even your animals shall have a day of rest, that your household and your servants may be refreshed.
13Consider all of what I have said, be diligent and do not invoke the names of other gods.
17Three times a year every male shall appear before the LORD God. 18You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice to Me with leavened bread, nor shall any fat of a sacrifice remain until morning. 19You shall bring the first fruits of your land into the house of the LORD your God. And you shall not boil a young goat in his mother's milk, (NOTE: you shall not take what is meant to nourish and pervert it for evil).
20I send an angel before you, to keep your way and direct you to the place that I have prepared. 21Obey His voice, do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions, for My name is in Him. 22But if you obey His voice and do as I speak, then I shall be an enemy to your enemies. 23For My Angel shall go before you and bring you into places of your enemies, for I will cut them off. 24Thus, you shall not bow down to any of their gods, nor serve them. Nor do according to their works, but you shall utterly destroy their places of worship.
25You shall serve the LORD your God and He will bless your bread and your water and I will take sickness away from the mist of you. 26No one in your land shall suffer miscarriages or go barren, for I shall fulfill the number of your days. 27-28My terror shall go before you and your enemies will turn from you in confusion. 29I shall not drive them out instantly, lest the land lay dormant and the beast of the field become too numerous for you. 30I will drive them out little by little as you increase and inherit the land. 31I will set the boundaries and deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hands and you shall drive them out. 32You shall not make a covenant with the people of the land nor with their gods. 33And they shall not dwell in your land, least they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods it shall surly be a snare to you.
1The LORD then said to Moses; Come up to the LORD, You and Aaron, Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu and the seventy elders of Israel and worship from a distance. 2But only Moses shall come near, the people shall not come up with him. 3So Moses told the people all the words the LORD had spoken and His judgments. And all the people together spoke in one accord and said, all the words that the LORD has spoken, we will do. 4Moses then wrote all the words down that the LORD had spoken, rose early in the morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain. There he put twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel. 5Choosing young men to offer up burnt offerings peace offerings of oxen to the LORD. 6Moses then took the blood from the offerings and put half of it in a basin and the other half he sprinkled on the altar. 7Then he took the book of the covenant and read it to all the people. And the people again said, all the LORD has said we will do and be obedient. 8So Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on all the people, saying, this is the covenant that the LORD has made with you.
9Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu and the seventy elders ventured onto the mountain side. 10There they saw a manifestation of the God of Israel and it was as if He was standing on a paved work of blue sapphire stone and the very heavens were in perfect clarity. 11The seventy elders also saw God, for He did not conceal His presence from them and they all ate and drank.
12Then the LORD said to Moses; Come to Me on the mountain and there I will give you tablets of stone, the commandments that I have written so that you can teach them. 13So Moses got up taking his assistant Joshua with him to go up the mountain of God. 14Moses then said to the seventy elders, wait here until we come back to you. I leave you with Aaron and Hur, however, if any of you have pressing matters back in camp, let him go to it. 15Moses then went up into the mountain and a cloud covered the mountain, 16for the glory of the LORD was on Mt. Sinai. And the cloud covered the mountain for six days and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses. 17Now to the Israelites back in camp, the glory of the LORD on the mountain was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain. 18And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, climbing the mountain and was on the mountain for forty days.
1The LORD spoke to Moses saying; 2Speak to the children of Israel, Let all who are willing in their heart, bring to Me an offering. 3This offering shall be of either gold, silver or bronze, 4of blue, purple and scarlet thread and fine linen, or goats hair, 5rams skinks dyed red, badger skins and acacia wood. 6Oil for light, spices for anointing oil and for the sweet incense. 7Stones of onyx, stones to be set in the ephod and in the breastplate. 8And they shall make Me a sanctuary that I can dwell in among My people. 9And you shall make the Tabernacle according to the pattern that I show you.
10They shall make Me an Ark of acacia wood, 3.75 by 2.25 feet by 2.25 feet high. 11It shall be overlaid with pure gold, inside and out and it shall have a gold molding around it. 12-14There shall be a gold ring on each corner, so that poles made of acacia wood overlaid with gold can be slid through to carry it by. 15Once the poles are put through the rings, they shall not be removed. 16And you shall put into the Ark the stone tablets of the testimony that I will give you.
17You shall make a mercy seat, for the top of it out of pure gold. Its length shall be 3.5 feet and 2 feet shall be its width. 18-19Two angels, (cherubim), shall be made of gold, a hammered work. Each angel shall be at either end and they shall be of one piece with the mercy seat. 20They shall face one another, their wings shall spread out and cover the mercy seat. 21You shall put the mercy seat on top of the Ark and you will put the items that I will give you in the Ark. 22There I will meet with you and shall speak to you from above the mercy seat, between the two cherubim and will give you commandment concerning the Israelites.
23You shall make a table of acacia wood 3 feet by 1.5 feet and 2.25 feet high. 24Overlaid with pure gold and having a golden molding around it. 25It shall have a frame of handbreadth around it and a gold molding around the frame. 26-28It shall also have a ring on each corner, close to the frame, where poles of acacia wood overlaid with gold can be put through to carry the table by. 29The dishes used for the table, its pans, pitchers and bowls shall be made of pure gold. 30And the table of showbread shall be set before Me and in My presence always.
31You shall make a lampstand of pure gold, a hammered work. its base, branches, bowls and flowers shall all be of one piece. 32Six branches shall come out of it, three on each side. 33On each branch, each bowl shall be made like an almond blossom with an ornamental knob and a flower. 34The shaft of the candlestick shall have four bowls made like almond blossoms. 35And there shall be a knob where the first two branch split from and likewise, under the second and third split. 36The entire lamp, knobs, branches shall all be of one hammered piece of work. 37Seven lamps shall be made for it and the lamps shall be arranged so they give light in front of the lampstand. 38its wick trimmers and their trays shall also be of pure gold. 39The entire lampstand shall be made of one talent of pure gold along with its utensils, (one talent was 100 pounds). 40And it shall be made from the pattern I showed you on the mountain.
1This is how you shall make the Tabernacle of the Meeting, it shall have ten curtains of fine woven linen, blue, purple and scarlet. Each curtain shall have designs of cherubim, (Angels) on them. 2Each curtain shall be 42 feet in length and 6 feet in width. 3Five curtains shall be joined together, width wise and likewise, the other five shall also be joined together. 4-6On the width of the outer curtain you shall then place fifty loops of blue yarn and the two sets shall be joined together that they may become one Tabernacle. (NOTE: This was the inside covering over the Tabernacle of the Meeting, when all the curtains were put together it formed a covering of about 42 feet by 60 feet). 7You shall make eleven curtains of goats hair to form the roof over the Tabernacle. 8The length of each curtain shall be 45 feet and its width 6 feet. 9You shall couple five curtains together, width wise and likewise, six curtains together. The sixth curtain shall be lopped over the door of the tent. 10-11You shall also make fifty loops on the edge of each of the sets of curtains and they shall be joined together with fifty bronze clasps, so the curtains become one. 12The overlap that remains shall hang over the back of the tabernacle 131.5 foot on each side of the tabernacle. 14You shall also make a covering of dyed red rams skins and a covering of badger skin on top of that.
15-16The boards of the Tabernacle of the Meeting shall stand upright and be of acacia wood, 15 feet tall, having a width of 27 inches, (a cubit and a half). 17Each board shall have two tenons for coupling themselves together. 18-1920 boards shall make up the south side of the Tabernacle of the Meeting and 40 sockets of silver, two sockets under each board for its two tenons. 20-2120 boards on the north side of the Tabernacle of the Meeting, two sockets under each board for its two tenons. 22The west side of the Tabernacle of the Meeting shall be made with 6 boards 23-24and for strength there shall be a board in each of the two back corners and they shall be coupled together at the bottom and at the top by one ring. 25These eight boards shall also be placed in silver sockets, two sockets under each board. 26-27You shall then make five rods of acacia wood for each of the sides of the Tabernacle of the Meeting, the north, south and west sides. 28The boards shall be coupled together through the tenons and the middle rod shall run through the center of the boards from end to end, as a dowel. 29The boards, the rods and the rings, shall all be overlaid with gold 30and you shall make the Tabernacle according to the pattern I showed you on the mountain.
31You shall make a veil of fine woven linen with blue, purple and scarlet thread, It shall be woven having designs of cherubim, (Angels) on it. 32It shall be hung upon four pillars of acacia wood that are overlaid with gold, having hooks of gold and the veil shall be hung from claps of silver. 33-34You shall then bring the Ark of the Testimony with the mercy seat on top of it, into the tent, behind the veil. The veil shall be a divider between the holy place and the Most Holy place. 35Outside the veil you shall set the lampstand on the south wall and across from the lampstand on the north wall shall be the table of showbread. 36You shall make a screen for the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting woven of blue, purple and scarlet thread. 37The screen shall be hung outside the tent on five pillars of acacia wood overlaid with gold attached by five golden hooks with sockets of bronze.
1You shall make an altar of acacia wood 7.5 feet square and its height shall be 4.5 feet. 2There shall be horns on the four corners and the horns shall be of one piece with the metal of the altar and it shall be overlaid with bronze. 3Pans and shovels shall be made for its ashes, you shall also make basins, forks and fire pans, all of its utensils shall be made of bronze. 4You shall make a grate for it of a network of bronze, having a bronze ring in each of the four corners. 5And the grate shall sit under the rim of the altar, midway up the altar. 6You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with bronze. 7The poles shall be put through the rings, on the corners and be used to carry the altar. 8As it was shown to you on the mountain, that is how you shall make it.
9On the south side of the court of the Tabernacle there shall be a fence made of fine woven linen, 150 feet long. 10With twenty posts their sockets shall be bronze and their hooks shall be silver. 11Likewise along the north side shall be the same. 12And along the west side shall be a linen fence of 75 feet with ten posts and ten sockets. 13The width of the east side of the court of the Tabernacle shall also be 75 feet. 14-15The hangings or linen fence on each side of the entrance shall be 22.5 feet each having three pillars and three sockets. 16The gate to the court of the Tabernacle shall be a screen 30 feet long made of blue, purple and scarlet threads. It shall have four pillars and four sockets. 17All the pillars shall have bands of silver, their hooks shall be of silver and their sockets of bronze. 18The length of the court shall be 150 feet and its width 75 feet and its height 7.5 feet of fine twined bleached linen. 19All the service utensils of the Tabernacle and all the pins shall be bronze.
20You shall command the children of Israel to bring oil of pressed olives, so the lampstand can burn continually. 21Aaron and his sons shall maintain it before the LORD. And it shall be an everlasting statue before all generations of the children of Israel.
1Aaron your brother and his four sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazer and Ithamar, shall minister to Me as priests. 2They shall wear holy garments, for both glory and for beauty. 3So speak to all the gifted craftsmen, for I have given them the wisdom to make the garments to consecrate Aaron and his sons. 4These are the garments that they shall make a breast plate, ephod, a robe, an embroidered coat, a skillfully woven turban and a girdle.
5-6The ephod shall be made of gold, blue, purple and scarlet thread on fine woven linen, artistically crafted. 7It shall have two shoulder straps joined at the two edges. 8The decorated band that is on it shall be like it, cut from the same piece of material, made with gold, blue, purple and scarlet thread on fine linen. 9You shall then take two onyx stones and engrave on them with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. 10Six names on each stone, according to their birth order. 11The engraved stones shall be put into settings of gold, 12You shall put the two stones on the two shoulder straps of the ephod and Aaron shall bear them before the LORD, as a memorial for the sons of Israel. 13You shall also make settings of gold, 14And two chains of pure gold, as braided cords and attach them to the settings.
15The breastplate shall be made of judgment. Skilled craftsman shall make it according to the workmanship of the ephod, using fine linens with gold, blue, purple and scarlet threads. 16It shall be folded over into a 9 inch square 17and you shall put stones in their settings on it. The breastplate shall have four rows with three stones in each row. The first row shall be a sardius, a topaz and an emerald. 18The second row shall be a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond. 19The third row shall be a jacinth, a agate and an amethyst. 20And the forth row shall be a beryl, a onyx and a jasper and all the stones shall be set in gold settings. 21Each stone shall have one of the names of the twelve tribe of Israel engraved on it. 22-23Two rings of pure gold shall be put on the top corners of the breastplate, making braided cords also of pure gold. 24-25Looping the braided chain through the rings on the breastplate and placing the ends of the cords in two settings and attaching them to the shoulder straps on the ephod.
26You shall then put two more rings of gold on the inside two bottom corners of the breastplate. 27On the two sides of the ephod, underneath the shoulder seams toward the front of the torso and above the band of the ephod, you shall stitch in two gold rings. 28Two blue cords shall then bind the breastplate to the ephod, through the golden rings. 29Aaron shall then bear all the names of the sons of Israel, on the breastplate of judgment, over his heart, when he goes into the holy place as an everlasting memorial before the LORD. 30In the breastplate you shall put the Urim and the Thummim. And they shall be upon Aaron's heart, as he goes before the LORD. And Aaron shall bear the judgment of the sons of Israel upon his heart continually.
31The robe of the ephod shall be solid blue. 32It shall have an opening for the head with a binding around it, so it does not tear. 33-34On the hem of the garment you shall put tassels of blue, purple and scarlet, each tassel to be alternated with a bell of gold. 35And the sound of the bells shall be heard, so that when Aaron ministers to Me in the holy place, he shall be heard and shall not die.
36You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, HOLINESS TO THE LORD 37It shall be tied to the front of Aaron's turban with a blue cord. 38Thus Aaron shall bear the sin of the holy offerings that the children of Israel give unto the LORD, that they might be acceptable before the LORD. 39The tunic shall be skillfully woven of fine linen and the girdle shall be of a fine woven work.
40Aaron's sons shall also have tunics, sashes and head wear, for glory and honor. 41You shall put them upon both Aaron and his sons, anoint, consecrate and set them apart so that they may minister unto Me as priests. 42They shall have linen undergarments to cover their nakedness from their waist to their thigh. 43These things shall be on Aaron and his sons, whenever they come into the Tabernacle of the Meeting or come near the altar, so that they do not bring iniquity upon themselves and die.
1This is how you are to consecrate Aaron and his sons for ministry to Me as priests. Take one young bull and two rams without blemish, 2unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil and unleavened wafers anointed with oil all made from wheat flour. 3Put all into a basket and bring it together with a bull and two rams to the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 4At the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting, where the laver is, you shall wash Aaron and his sons with water. 5Then you shall take the garments and put the tunic on Aaron along with the robe of the ephod and attach the breastplate with the braided cords of gold to the ephod. 6Putting the turban on his head and the holy crown on the turban. 7And you shall pour the anointing oil on his head and anoint him.
8You shall then put tunics on his sons. 9And gird both Aaron and his sons with sashes and turbans. Their priesthood shall be everlasting. Therefore you shall consecrate them as follows.
10You shall bring the bull before the Tabernacle of the Meeting and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the bull. 11Then you shall kill the bull before the LORD. 12With your fingers, you shall put some of its blood on the horns of the altar, pouring the rest of the blood out by the base of the altar. 13Taking the fatty lobes that are around the kidney and liver and burn them on the altar. 14But the flesh of the bull, its skin and its dung you shall burn outside the camp, it is a sin offering.
15Then Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on one of the rams. 16You shall kill the ram and sprinkle its blood all around the altar. 17Cutting the ram in pieces and washing each piece and together with the head. 18You shall then burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD, a sweet smelling aroma made by fire to the LORD.
19Aaron and his sons shall then put their hands on the other ram. 20And you shall kill it. Taking some of its blood you shall put it on the tip of the right ear, the thumb of the right hand and the big toe of the right foot, of Aaron and his sons. The rest of the blood you shall sprinkle around the altar. 21You shall take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil and sprinkle it on the garments of Aaron and his sons. This shall set them and their garments apart and make them holy. 22Then take the fat of the ram, of the tail, of the entrails, of the liver, the two kidneys and the rams right thigh, (for it is a ram of consecration). 23One loaf of bread, one cake and one wafer, from the basket of unleavened bread. 24You shall put all of these in the hands of Aaron and his sons and they shall wave them as a wave offering before the LORD. 25Then receiving them back, you shall burn them on the altar as a burnt offering, a sweet aroma before the LORD. 26You shall then take the breast of the ram, of Aaron's consecration and wave it before the LORD, this shall be your portion. 27From the ram you shall consecrate the breast of the wave offering that is waved and the thigh of the heave offering that is raised and that portion is for Aaron and his sons. 28Aaron and his sons shall always have this portion unto a heave offering, from all the peace offerings, that the children of Israel regularly make.
29Aaron's holy garments are to be passed down to his sons after him. The son after him is to be anointed and consecrated in them. 30That son who becomes a priest in his place shall wear them for seven days before he enters into the holy place of the Tabernacle of the Meeting.
31You shall take the ram, of the consecration and boil its flesh in the holy place. 32Aaron and his sons shall then eat of the flesh of the ram and of the bread that is in the basket by the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 33They shall eat of the things of the atonement that consecrated them and made them holy, but an outsider shall not eat of them because they are holy. 34And if any of these things remain until morning you are to burn them, they shall not remain for they are holy.
35This is how you are to consecrate Aaron and his sons, for seven days shall you consecrate them. 36You shall offer a bull every day, as a sin offering. Cleaning the altar by making atonement for it and anointing it to sanctify it. 37Seven days you shall make attainment for the altar for the altar shall be most holy. For whatever touches the altar must be holy.
38Two lambs under a year old shall be offered daily and continually. 39One lamb to be offered in the morning and the other at twilight. 40With the lamb you offer in the morning, you shall also offer two quarts of flour mixed with one quart of oil and one quart of wine. 41The other offering in the evening with the other lamb, you shall offer with it the same grain offering and drink offering, as in the morning. For a sweet aroma unto the LORD. 42These offerings shall be continual burnt offering, before the LORD throughout your generations. For at the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting I shall meet and speak with you. 43There I will also meet with the children of Israel and the Tabernacle shall be sanctified by My glory. 44Thus shall I consecrate the Tabernacle of the Meeting and the altar and Aaron and his sons to minister to Me. 45I will dwell among the children of Israel and I will be their God. 46And they shall know that I, the LORD God brought them out of Egypt.
1You shall make an altar to burn incense on, it shall be made of acacia wood. 2It shall be 18 inches square and 3 feet high and the horns on the four corners shall be one piece with it. 3It shall be overlaid with gold all around, having a gold molding all around it. 4The altar will have two gold rings on each side of it, attached to the corners and poles shall be used to carry the altar by. 5The poles shall be made of acacia wood and overlaid with gold. 6This piece shall go before the veil that separates the Ark of the Testimony within the Most Holy Place from the holy place, where I shall meet with you. 7Aaron shall burn on it sweet incense every morning when he tends the lampstand. 8Also when Aaron lights the lamps at twilight he shall burn incense on it, as perpetual incense before the LORD, throughout all generations. 9You shall not offer unholy incense on the altar, nor shall you offer a burnt offering, grain offering or a drink offering on the altar. 10Once a year, Aaron and his sons shall make attainment with the blood of a sin offering upon the horns of the altar. This shall be throughout all generations, for it is most holy to the LORD.
11The LORD said to Moses; 12When you take the census of the children of Israel, every man who is numbered shall give a ransom for himself to the LORD. So there shall be no plague among you. 13-14They who are twenty years or older shall be numbered and shall give half a shekel, as an offering to the LORD, (this was approximately two days wages). 15Everyone shall give an equal offering to the LORD, to make atonement for themselves, the rich shall not give more and the poor shall not give less. 16You shall take the atonement money and shall appoint it for the service of the Tabernacle, it shall be a memorial to the children of Israel of their atonement before the LORD.
17The LORD spoke to Moses saying; 18You shall also make a laver of bronze, its base shall be of bronze and it shall be for washing. It shall be placed between the Tabernacle of the Meeting and the altar of burnt offerings. 19It shall contain water so that Aaron and his sons can wash their hands and feet. 20Before they go into the Tabernacle of the Meeting, or come near the altar to minister. So they shall wash their hands and their feet, least they die. 21And this shall be an everlasting statue to them and their descendants, throughout all generations.
22Again the LORD spoke to Moses saying; Take quality spices, 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much 250 shekels of sweet smelling cinnamon and 250 shekels of sweet smelling cane. 24500 shekels of the cassia plant and a gallon of olive oil. 25The perfumers shall then make an ointment out of this, a holy anointing oil. 26With it you shall anoint the Tabernacle of the Meeting and the Ark of the Testimony. 27The table of showbread and all its utensils, the lampstand and its utensils and the altar of incense. 28The altar of burnt offering and the bronze laver and its base. 29You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, that is why, whatever touches them must also be holy. 30Thus shall you anoint and consecrate Aaron and his sons so they may minister to Me as priests.
31Tell the children of Israel this shall be a holy anointing to the LORD throughout your generations. 32It shall not be put on man's flesh, nor shall you make any more like it, according to its composition, for it is holy and shall be holy to you. 33If anyone makes more according to its compound, or if they apply it to a stranger, they shall be cut off from their people.
34The LORD then said to Moses; Take sweet spices, gum resin, stacte, onycha and galbanum with pure frankincense, using equal portions of each. 35From these you shall make an incense that is pure and holy. 36You shall beat some of it very fine putting it before the Tabernacle of the Meeting, where I shall meet with you, it shall be most holy to you. 37This incense that you make, you shall not make any of it for yourselves, according to its composition. For it shall be to you as holy unto the LORD. 38Whoever makes any like it, to burn and smell of it, he shall be cut off from his people.
1The LORD spoke to Moses and said; 2I have called Bezalel by name, of the tribe of Judah. 3And I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, understanding and knowledge of workmanship. 4To make artistic designs of gold silver and bronze, 5also in cutting jewels, carving wood and in all manor of workmanship.
6I have also called Aholiab, of the tribe of Dan to work with him. And I have put wisdom in the hearts of all the wise craftsman, so they may make according to the things that I have commanded you. 7The Tabernacle of the Meeting, the Ark of the Covenant, the mercy seat that sits on it and all the furniture of the Tabernacle. 8The table of showbread and its utensils, the pure gold lampstand and its utensils and the altar of incense. 9The alter of burnt offering with its utensils and the laver and its base. 10The holy garments of the ministry for Aaron and his sons 11and the anointing oil and sweet incense for the holy place.
12The LORD said to Moses; 13Tell the children of Israel that they are to keep My Sabbaths as a sign between Me and them, throughout all generations, that they might know that I am the LORD, who sanctifies them. 14Therefore they shall keep the Sabbath for it is holy to them. Everyone who defiles it shall be put to death, therefore whoever works on that day shall be cut off from his people. 15Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh day, the Sabbath is a day of rest and holy to the LORD. 16Therefore the children of Israel shall observe and keep the Sabbath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant. 17It is an everlasting sign between Me and the children of Israel, for in six days the LORD created the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.
18Now when the LORD had finished speaking with Moses up on Mount Sinai. He gave Moses two stone tablets of the Testimony, (the ten commandments), written by the finger of God.
1As Moses was still on the mountain, the people grew weary. And they came to Aaron and said, make us gods that shall go before us. For the man Moses, who brought us out of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him. 2-3Aaron then had the people give him their gold earrings that were in the ears of their wives, sons and daughters and all the people brought them to him. 4When Aaron received the gold from them, he molded the pieces and with an engraving tool after he had made a molten calf. Then the people of Israel said here are our gods who brought us out of the land of Egypt. 5When Aaron saw the golden calf and how the people responded to it. He built an alter to the golden calf and announced that the next day would be a feast day to the Lord. 6The next day the people arose early and brought burnt and peace offerings to the golden calf. They sat down to eat and drink and afterwards rose up to play.
7The LORD then said to Moses, whom was still on the mountain; Go down from here, for your people whom you have brought out of Egypt have corrupted themselves. 8They have quickly turned aside from the way that I commanded of them. Making a golden calf, giving offerings to it and proclaiming that these are their gods who brought them out of Egypt. 9For this is indeed a stiff-necked people. 10Now leave Me alone, so that My wrath may burn against them and consume them. But as for you, I will make of you a great nation.
11Moses then pleaded with the LORD, asking Him why His anger burned hot against His people, whom He had brought out of the land of Egypt, with a great and mighty hand? 12Should the Egyptians say that the LORD brought them out of the land to harm them, to kill them in the mountains? Turn from Your wrath and relent from doing this great harm to Your people. 13Remember Your promise to Your servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to multiply their descendants as the stars of heaven and to give them the land that they may inherit it forever. 14Thus the LORD relented from harming His people.
15-16Moses then went down the mountain, having the two stone tablets, of the ten commandments in his hands. The tablets of stone having been engraved on both sides, by the hand of God. 17When Joshua heard the noise from the camp, he said to Moses, there is a noise of war in the camp. 18But as they came closer, he said, it is not the sound of victory or defeat I hear but of singing. 19As they came near the camp, Moses saw the golden calf and the people dancing and his anger began to burn. And he threw the two stone tablets down and they broke at the foot of the mountain.
20When he came into the camp, he took the golden calf. Melted it down in the fire, pulverized it to powder. Putting the power into the people's drinking water, he then made the Israelites drink of it. 21Moses then turned to Aaron and asked him, what did the people do to you, that you would bring such a great a sin upon them? 22Aaron replied, do not let anger overtake you. You know that the people are bent on evil. 23The people said to me, make us gods to go before us, for we do not know what has become of Moses. 24So I had them give me their gold earrings and when I received their gold, I cast them into the fire and out came this calf.
25When Moses saw that the people were naked, (to their own shame among their enemies,) 26Moses stood in the entrance of the camp and said, whoever is on the LORD's side, come to me and all the sons of Levi came to him. 27Moses then instructed every man to put on his sword and go through the entire camp, killing his own brother and neighbor. 28So the sons of Levi did that and that day about three thousand men fell. 29Then Moses said to the Levites, consecrate yourself, that the LORD may impose a blessing on you, for today we have come against our brothers.
30The next day Moses said to the people, I will now go back up to the LORD, perhaps I can make atonement for your sin. 31Moses then returned to the LORD and said, the people have committed a great sin, for they have made for themselves gods of gold. 32Even now forgive their sin, but if You don't forgive their sin, I pray that You blot my name out of the book that you have written. 33The LORD then replied; Whoever has sinned against Me, his name I will blot out of My book. 34Now go and lead the people to the place I have spoken to you of. For My angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I punish, I will charge them with their sin. 35So the LORD plagued the people due to what they had done with the golden calf that Aaron had made.
1The LORD then said to Moses; Depart from the area of Sinai, to the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to give to their descendants. 2I will send My angel before you and will drive out the foreigners in the land. 3Go to the land flowing with milk and honey, but I will not go with you, least I consume this group of stiff-necked people alone the way. 4When the people heard that the LORD's presence would not go with them, the people mourned and no one came out wearing their jewels. 5For the LORD had told Moses that they were stiffed necked people and He could consume them in a moment. Therefore, the LORD told them to remove their ornaments. 6Thus the children of Israel left all their rich jewelry at Mount Horeb.
7Moses then took his tent and pitched it far outside the camp and called it the Tabernacle of the Meeting. And everyone who sought the LORD went out of the camp to the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 8Now whenever Moses would go out to the Tabernacle, each man would stand at the door of his tent, watching Moses until he had entered the Tabernacle. 9When he had entered, the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the Tabernacle and the LORD talked with Moses. 10all the people then saw the pillar of cloud standing at the Tabernacle door and every man worshiped at his own tent door. 11There the LORD would speak to Moses, face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. Moses would then return to the camp, but his assistant the young man Joshua did not depart from the Tabernacle.
12Then Moses said to the LORD, you told me to bring these people up, but you have not let me know who You will send with me, yet You have told me, that I have found grace in Your sight. 13Therefore if I do have grace in Your sight, show me Your ways, that I might know You and consider this nation to be Your people. 14The LORD spoke and said; My presence will go with you and I will give you rest. 15Moses then said, if Your presence does not go with us, then do not bring us up from here. 16For unless You go with us, how could it be known that your people and I have found grace in Your sight? For it is Your presence that distinguishes us from all the other people of the earth. 17The LORD then spoke; Yes, I will do as you said, for you have found grace in My sight and I know you by name. 18Then Moses said, please show me Your glory. 19And the LORD replied; I will pass before you in all My goodness and proclaim the name of the LORD before you. For I shall be gracious to those I will be gracious to and have compassion on those I will have compassion on. 20But you cannot see My face least you die. 21-22Stand here in the cleft of this rock and as My glory passes by I shall cover you with My hand, 23After I have passed by, I shall take My hand away and you shall see My back.
1The LORD told Moses; Cut two stone tablets and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the two that you broke. 2Come up in the morning to Mount Sinai and present yourself before Me. 3No one shall be with you, nor shall man or animal even be seen on the mountain. 4Moses then cut two tablets of stone and in the morning went up on the mountain as the LORD commanded him to do.
5-6Now the LORD descended in a cloud and stood there with Moses and passed before him proclaiming the name of the LORD, saying; the LORD! a God merciful and gracious, longsuffering and abounding in goodness and truth. 7Giving mercy to thousands, forgiving their iniquity, transgression and sin. Dealing justly with the guilty, even recalling the iniquities of the fathers down to the children of the forth generation. 8Moses immediately, bowed his head to the ground in worship. 9Saying again, if I have found grace in your sight, I pray that You would go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people. Pardon our iniquities and our sin and take us as Your people.
10The LORD said; I shall make a covenant before all your people, I will do wonders that have not been done in any nation on the earth and all the people who are with you shall see the works of the LORD, it shall be an awesome thing that I shall do with you. 11Observe as I command you today, for I am driving out the foreigners out from before you. 12Stay alert lest you make a covenant with these foreign people who inhabit the land where you are going, for it would become a snare to you. 13Rather you shall destroy their alters, break their sacred pillars and cut down their wooden images. 14For you shall worship no other god, for the LORD is a jealous God. 15Lest you make a covenant with the foreigners of other lands, playing the harlot with their gods, making sacrifice to their gods and eating of the sacrifice. 16Taking their daughters in marriage for your sons, as they then teach you how to further play the harlot, worshiping their gods.
27The LORD then instructed Moses to write these words down, for by these words I have made a covenant with you and Israel. 28So Moses stayed on the mountain, forty days and forty nights. During that time neither did he eat bread nor drink water. And the LORD wrote for him again the ten commandments on two stone tablets.
29Now when Moses came down from the mountain with the two stone tablets in his hand. Moses was unaware that his face shone when he talked to the LORD. 30And when Aaron and all the people saw his face, they were afraid to come near. 31So Moses called to Aaron and the elders and talked to them. 32Afterwards the children of Israel came near and Moses told them of all the commandments that the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai. 33When Moses had finished speaking with them, he veiled his face from them. 34But whenever Moses would talk with the LORD, he would remove the veil, until he came back out to speak the words to the children of Israel, as he was commanded to. 35And if the children of Israel ever saw Moses face shining, he would veil his face until he went to speak with the LORD again.
1Moses then called all the Israelites together and told them the words the LORD had commanded them to keep, saying; 2Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh day shall be a holy day to you, a Sabbath day of rest to the LORD. Therefore, whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. 3You shall not even kindle a fire in your dwelling on the Sabbath day.
4To all the people he then said, this is what the LORD has commanded; 5Whomever has a willing heart, let him bring an offering to the LORD of gold, silver and bronze. 6Blue, purple and scarlet thread, goats hair, 7rams skins, dyed red badger skins and acacia wood. 8Oil for light, spices and sweet incense for anointing oil, 9onyx and other precise stones to be set in the ephod and breastplate.
10All of you who are gifted craftsman shall come and make all that the LORD has commended. 11For the pieces of the Tabernacle that are to be made are, the Tabernacle of the Meeting and its coverings, its boards, bars, pillars, sockets and claps. 12The Ark of the Testimony and its poles with the mercy seat and the veil of the covering. 13The table of showbread with its poles and utensils and bread to be displayed. 14Also the lampstand for light with its utensils and the oil for the light. 15The altar of incense and its poles. The anointing oil, the sweet incense and the screen for the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 16The altar of burnt offering with its bronze grate, poles and utensils and the laver and it base. 17The hanging of the court of the Tabernacle, its pillars and their sockets and the screen for the gate of the court. 18The pegs and cords of the Tabernacle. 19The holy garments for ministering in the holy place that Aaron and his sons will wear.
20Everyone then departed from the presence of Moses, 21Then everyone's heart that was moved and every spirit that was willing brought offering to the LORD for the work of the Tabernacle of the Meeting, for its service and for the holy garments. 22Both men and women came brining earrings, rings, necklaces, jewelry of gold, everyone brought an offering of gold to the LORD. 23And whomever had the linen and animal skins needed for the building of the Tabernacle brought them. 24The people were good to their word, for if they pledged to give, they gave as they had committed themselves. And everyone who had acacia wood also brought it. 25The women who were gifted spun yarn and threads of blue, purple and scarlet making fine linens. 26While the gifted women having the ability spun goats hair. 27The rulers brought onyx and other precious stones to be put into the breastplate. 28Together with oils for the light, spices and sweet incense for the anointing oil. 29The sons of Israel, willing brought offerings to the LORD, every man and woman whose heart was stirred brought goods and services unto the LORD, as He had commanded Moses.
30Then Moses said to the children of Israel, the LORD has called by name Bezalel of the tribe of Judah. 31He has filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, understanding and knowledge and in all manor of workmanship. 32To craft works of gold, silver and bronze, 33in the cutting of jewels and carving of wood and all manor of workmanship. 34The LORD has also put in his heart the ability to teach others, along with Aholiab of the tribe of Dan. 35The LORD has filled them with wisdom for many types of work, of the engraver, the designer and embroiderer and weaver, of master craftsman.
1-2Bezalel and Aholiab, whom the LORD had called together with all the skilled craftsmen, to whom the LORD gave knowledge, then came together to do the work and service of the Tabernacle. 3So they received the offerings that were brought for the Tabernacle and the children of Israel continued to bring offerings every morning. 4-5Over time, the craftsman from every area of work came to Moses and told him that the people have brought much more than what we require for the building of the Tabernacle, as the LORD has commended. 6So Moses gave a command to all the people, that no one shall give a further offering to the building of the Tabernacle. Restraining the people from giving, 7for they had sufficient material for the building of the Tabernacle.
Then the gifted craftsman began working on the Tabernacle, they made:
Then Bezalel made for the tabernacle:
All the materials used were tallied up according to the command of Moses, counted and recorded by Aaron's son Ithamar, the priest. 22Bezalel of the tribe of Judah had made all that the LORD commanded of Moses. 23Also Aholiab of the tribe of Dan, worked as an engraver, a designer and a weaver of fine linen with blue, purple and scarlet thread.
24The gold used in the building of the Tabernacle was 29 talents and 739 shekels. 25The silver from those whom were numbered of the congregation was 100 talents and 1775 shekels. 26An amount of half a shekel was required from every man over twenty years, for there were 603,550 men numbered. 27Now all the silver sockets of the Sanctuary and the base of the veil were cast from the 100 talents, 100 sockets, one talent for each socket. 28And the 1,775 shekels made the silver hooks, the top caps and the silver bands for the pillars. 29The offering of bronze was 70 talents, 2,400 shekels. 30And with it was made the sockets for the door of the Tabernacle, the bronze altar, its grate and all its utensils. 31The sockets for all around the court of the Tabernacle, the base for the court gate and all the pegs for the Tabernacle.
1The garments for Aaron's ministry for ministering in the holy place were made with blue, purple and scarlet thread, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
32The work of the tabernacle was then completed, for the children of Israel had done all that the LORD had commended. 33Then the children of Israel showed Moses all the work. The Tabernacle, the tent with all it furnishings, its claps, boards, bars, pillars and its sockets. 34The coverings for the tent, of dyed red rams skin and badger skin and the veil of the screen. 35The Ark of the Testimony with its poles and mercy seat. 36The table of showbread and its utensils and the baked showbread. 37The lampstand, with its utensils and its oil for light. 38The golden altar of incense, with the anointing oil and the sweet incense. Together with the screen for the door of the tent. 39The bronze altar with its grate, poles and utensils and the bronze laver and its base. 40All the hangings of the court of the Tabernacle, the pillars and sockets and the screen for the gate of the court. And all the cords and pegs for the court and the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 41And all the priestly garments for Aaron and his sons to minister in.
42The children of Israel did all the work as the LORD had commanded Moses. 43Moses then looked over all the work and it was done according to all that was commanded, so Moses then blessed the children of Israel.
1The LORD then spoke to Moses, saying: 2On the first day of the first month, you shall set up the Tabernacle of the Meeting. (NOTE: This is a few days less than one year after the exodus out of Egypt). 3The Ark of the Testimony shall be put in the Tabernacle of the Meeting and partitioned off with the veil. 4Then you shall bring in the table of showbread and arrange what is to be placed on it in order. You shall then bring in the lampstand and light its lamps. 5Then you shall set the golden altar of incense before the Ark of the Testimony. And put up the screen for the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 6You shall then place the alter of burnt offering before the door of the court of the Tabernacle. 7Then placing the laver between the Tabernacle of the Meeting and the bronze altar, putting water in it. 8Then you shall set up the courtyard on all sides and hang up the screen at the courts gate.
9You shall then take the anointing oil and anoint the Tabernacle and all that is in it, sanctifying them making them pure and holy, together with all of its utensils. 10You shall anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, sanctify it and it shall be holy. 11You shall anoint the bronze laver, sanctify it and it shall be holy.
12Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the Tabernacle and wash them with water. 13Putting the holy garments on Aaron, anointing and sanctify him so that he may minister to Me as a priest. 14You shall then bring in his sons and cloth them with tunics, 15also anointing them, as you did Aaron. This anointing shall be an everlasting priesthood throughout all generations.
16Moses then did all according to what the LORD had commanded him. 17And on that day, the first day of the first month of the second year, the Tabernacle was raised up.
18Moses first put the sockets in place, set up the boards of the tent and put the bar and the pillars in place. 19He then put the four coverings over the Tabernacle of the Meeting. 20He placed the testimony in the Ark of the LORD, inserted the poles through the rings and put the mercy seat on top of the Ark of the LORD. 21Bringing the Ark of the LORD into the Tabernacle of the Meeting and hanging up the veil to partition off the Ark of the LORD.
22Moses then brought the table of showbread in and place it on the north side, outside the veil 23and he set up the bread on it, in order before the LORD as Moses was commanded to do. 24He then put the golden lampstand across from the table, on the south side 25and lit the lamps before the LORD, as the LORD had commanded him. 26Then he put the golden altar of incense in front of the veil 27and burnt sweet incense on it, as the LORD had commanded. 28Then putting up the screen at the door of the Tabernacle of the Meeting.
29Moses then put the altar of burnt offering before the door of court of the Tabernacle of the Meeting and offered up a burnt offering and a grain offering, as the LORD had commended. 30He then set the bronze laver between the Tabernacle of the Meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing. 31-32That Moses, Aaron and his sons would wash their hands and their feet whenever they would go into the Tabernacle of the Meeting and when they came near the altar, as the LORD had commanded. 33Moses then raised up the hangings, all around the court of the Tabernacle and hung the screen to the gate of the court. Thus Moses finishing his work.
34Then the cloud covered the Tabernacle and the glory of the LORD filled the Tabernacle. 35And Moses was not able to enter into the Tabernacle of the Meeting, because the cloud remained upon it and the glory of the LORD filled the Tabernacle. 36Now whenever the cloud was taken up from above the Tabernacle of the Meeting, the children of Israel would journey onward. 37But if the cloud was not taken up, they did not journey onward. 38For the cloud of the LORD was above the Tabernacle by day and a pillar of fire by night. In the sight of all Israel, throughout all their journeys.