1: He said to Moses, "Come up to Yahweh, you, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship from a distance. 2: Moses alone shall come near to Yahweh, but they shall not come near, neither shall the people go up with him." 3: Moses came and told the people all the words of Yahweh, and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, "All the words which Yahweh has spoken will we do." 4: Moses wrote all the words of Yahweh, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the mountain, and twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel. 5: He sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen to Yahweh. 6: Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. 7: He took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people, and they said, "All that Yahweh has spoken will we do, and be obedient." 8: Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, "Look, this is the blood of the covenant, which Yahweh has made with you concerning all these words." 9: Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up. 10: They saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was like a paved work of sapphire stone, like the skies for clearness. 11: He didn't lay his hand on the nobles of the children of Israel. They saw God, and ate and drank. 12: Yahweh said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain, and stay here, and I will give you the tables of stone with the law and the commands that I have written, that you may teach them." 13: Moses rose up with Joshua, his servant, and Moses went up onto God's Mountain. 14: He said to the elders, "Wait here for us, until we come again to you. Behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever is involved in a dispute can go to them." 15: Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. 16: The glory of Yahweh settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. The seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. 17: The appearance of the glory of Yahweh was like devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel. 18: Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up on the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.