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 cattle 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.