24:1 And he a said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou,
and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of
Israel; and worship ye afar off.
(a) When he called him up to the mountain to give him the
laws, beginning at the 20th chapter till now.
24:3b And Moses came and told the people all the words of the
LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered
with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath
said will we do.
(b) When he had received these laws in mount Sinai.
24:5 And he sent young c men of the children of Israel, which
offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of
oxen unto the LORD.
(c) For as yet the priesthood was not given to Levi.
24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people,
and said, Behold the d blood of the covenant, which the
LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.
(d) Which signifies that the covenant broken cannot be
satisfied without shedding of blood.
24:10 And they e saw the God of Israel: and [there was] under
his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and
as it were the body of heaven in [his] clearness.
(e) As perfectly as their infirmities could behold his
24:11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he f laid
not his hand: also they saw God, and g did eat and
(f) He did not make them afraid, nor punish them.
(g) That is, rejoiced.
24:12 And the LORD h said unto Moses, Come up to me into the
mount, and be there: and I will give thee i tables of
stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written;
that thou mayest teach k them.