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oat of the land of Egypt with great | What did this people tinto thee, that power, and with a mighty hand? thou hast brought so great a sin uport 12 Wherefore should the Egyp- them? tians speak. and say, For mischief 22 And Aaron said, Let not the did be bring them out, to slay them anger of my lord wax hot; thou in the mountains, and to consume knowost the people, that they are set tbem from the face of the earth? | on mischief. Turn from thy fierce wrath. Thy 23 For they said unto me, Make us people will repent of this evil; there- gods, which shall go before us; for fure come thou not out against them. as for this Moses, the 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and brought us up out of the land of Israel, thy servants, to whom thou Egypt, we know not what is become of swarest by thine own self, and saidst him. unto them, I will multiply your seed 24 And I said unto them, Whosoas the stars of heaven, and all this ever hath any gold, let them break it land that I have spoken of will I off. So they gave it me; then I cast give unto your seed, and they shall it into the fire, and there came out inherit it for ever.

this calf. 14 And the Lord said unto Moses, 25 And when Moses saw that the If they will repent of the evil which people were naked, (for Aaron had thes have done, I will spare them, inade them naked unto their shame and turn away my fierce wrath ; but, among their eneinies,) bebold, thou shalt execute my judg- 26 Then Moses stood in the gate of ment upon all that will not repent the camp, and said, Who is on the of this evil this day. Therefore, see Lord's side? let him come unto me. tbou do this thing that I have com- And all the sons of Levi gathered manded thee, or I will execute all themselves together unto himn. that which I had thought to do unto 27 And he said unto them, Thus Dr people.

saith the Lord God of Israel, Put 15 And Moses turned, and went every man his sword by his side, and down from the mount, and the two go in and out from gate to gate tables of the testimony were in his throughout the camp, and slay every hand; the tables were written on man his brother, and every man his both their sides; on the one side and companion, and every man his neighon the other were they written. bour.

16 And the tables were the work 28 And the children of Levi did of God, and the writing was the wri- according to the word of Moses; and tisg of God, graven upon the tables. there fell of the people that day

17 And when Joshua heard the about three thousand men. noise of the people as they shouted, 29 For Moses had said, Consecrate he said onto Moses, There is a noise yourselves to day to the Lord, even of war in the camp.

every man upon his son, and upon 18 And he said, It is not the voice his brother; that he may bestow of them that shout for mastery, upon you a blessing this day. Deither is it the voice of them that 30 And it came to pass on

the ery for being overcome; but the noise morrow, that Moses said unto the of them that sing do I hear.

people, Ye have sinned a great sin ; 19 And it came to pass, as soon as and now I will go up unto the Lord ; he came nigh unto the camp, that he peradventure I shall make an atonesaw the calf, and the dancing; and ment for your sin. Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast 31 And Moses returned into the the tables out of his hands, and brake Lord, and said, Oh, this people have them beneath the mount.

sinned a great sin, and have made 20 And he took the calf which they them gods of gold. had made, and burnt it in the fire, 32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive and ground it to powder, and strewed their sin-; and if not, blot me, I it upon

the water, and made the pray thee, out of thy book which thou ehildren of Israel drink of it.

hast written, 21 And Moses said unto Aaron, 33 And the Lord said unto Moscs,

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Whosoever hath sinned against me, 9 And it came to pass, as Moses him will I blot out of my book. entered into the tabernacle, the

34 Therefore now go, lead the people cloudy pillar descended, and stood at unto the place of which I have the door of the tabernacle, and the spoken unto thee; behold, mine Lord talked with Moses. Angel shall go before thee; never- 10 And all the people saw the cloudy theless, in the day when I visit, I will pillar stand at the tabernacle door; visit their sin upon them.

and all the people rose up and wor35 And the Lord plagued the people, shipped, every man in his tent door. because they worshipped the calf, 11 And the Lord spake unto Moses which Aaron made.

face to face, as a man speaketh unto CHAPTER XXXIII.

his friend. And he turned again into the camp;

but his The people murmur--The tabernacle is re

servant mored-Tue Lord talheth with Moses.

Joshua, the son of Nun, a young ND the Lurd said uuto Moses, inan, departed not out of the taberand the people which thou bast 12 And Moses said unto the Lord, brought up out of the land of Egypt, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up unto a land flowing with milk and this people ; and thou hast not let me honey, the land which I sware unto know whom thou wilt send with me. Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, say. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by ing, Unto thy seed will I give it ; name, and thou hast also found grace

2 And I will send an Angel before in my sight. thee; and I will drive out tbe 13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hit- have found grace in thy sight, show tite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, me now thy way, that I may know and the Jebusite;

thee, that I may find grace in thy 3 Unto a land flowing with inilk and sight; and consider that this nation honey; for I will not go up in the is thy people. midst of thee; for thou art a stiff- 14 And he said, My presence shall necked people; lest I consume thee go with thee, and I will give thee in the way.

rest. 4 And when the people heard these 15 And he said unto him, If thy evil tidings, they mourned ; and no presence go not with me, carry us man did put on him his ornaments. not up hence.

5 For the Lord had said unto Moses, 16 For wherein shall it be known Say unto the children of Israel, Ye here that I and thy people have found are a stiff-necked people; I will come grace in thy sight? is it not in that up into the midst of thee in a moment, thou goest with us? So shall we be and consume thec; therefore now put separated, I and thy people, fro

all off thy ornaments from thee, that the people that are upon the face of may know what to do unto thee. the earth.

6 And the children of Israel stripped 17 And the Lord said unto Moses, themselves of their ornaments by the I will do this thing also that thou mount lloreb.

hast spoken; for thou hast found 7 And Moses took the tabernacle, grace in my sight, and I know thee and pitched it without the camp, afar by name. off from the camp, and called it the 18 And he said, I beseech thee, show Tabernacle of the congregation. And me thy glory. it came to pass, that every one which 19 And he said. I will make all my sought the Lord went out unto the goodness pars before thee, and I will tabernacle of the congregation, which proclaim the name of the Lord before was without the camp.

ihee; and will be gracious to whom I 8 And it came to pass, when Moses will be gracious, and will show merey went out unto the tabernacle, that all on whom I will show mercy. the people rose up, and stood every 20 And he said unto Moser, Thou man at his tent door, and looked after canst not see my face at this time, Moses, until he was gone into the lest mine anger is kindled against tabernacle.

thee also, and I destroy thee, and thy

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people ; for there shall no man among 5 And the Lord descended in the them see me at this time, and live, cloud, and stood with him there, and for they are exceeding sinful. And proclaimed the name of the Lord. DO sinful man bath at any time, 6 And the Lord passed by before Deither shall there be any sinful man him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The at any time, that shall see my face Lord God, merciful and gracious, and live.

long-suffering, and abundant in good21 Behold, thou shalt stand upon a ness and truth, rock, and I will prepare a place by 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forme for thee.

giving iniquity and transgression and 22 And it shall come to pass, while sin, and that will by no means clear my glory passeth by, that I will put the rebellious; visiting the iniquity thee in a cleft of a rock, and cover of the fathers upon the children, and thee with my hand while I

upon the children's children, unto 23 And I will take away mine hand, the third and to the fourth generation. and thou sbalt see my back parts, 8 And Moses made haste, and bowed but my face shall not be seen, as at his head toward the earth, and worother times; for I am angry with my shipped. people Israel.

9 And he said, If now I have found CHAPTER XXXIV.

grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my The tables tenewed— Moses cometh down with Lord, I pray thee, go among us; for

the table:–His face shineth. it is a stiff-necked people; and pardon ND the Lord said unto Moses, our iniquity and our sin, and take

us for thine inheritance. stone, like unto the first, and I will 10 And he said, Behold, I make a write upon them also, the words of covenant; before all thy people I will the law, according as they were writ- do marvels, such as have not been ten at the first on the tables which done in all the earth, nor in any thon brakest; but it shall not be ac-nation; and all the people among cording to the first, for I will take which thou art shall see the work of away the priesthood out of their the Lord; for it is a terrible thing midst; therefore my boly order, and that I will do with thee. the ordinances thereof, shall not go 11 Observe thou that which I combefore them; for my presence shall mand thee this day; behold, I drive not go up in their midst, lest I de-out before thee the Amorite, and the stroy them.

Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the 2 But I will give unto them the law Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the as at the first, but it shall be after the Jebusite. las of a carnal commandment; for I 12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou have sworn in my wrath, that they make a covenant with the inhabichall not enter into my presence, into tants of the land whither thou goest, my rest, in the days of their pilgrim- lest it be for a snare in the midst of age. Therefore do as I have com- thee; manded thee, and be ready in the 13 But ye shall destroy their altars, morning, and come up in the morning break their images, and cut down unto mount Sinai, and present thy- their groves; seif there to me, in the top of the 14 For thou shalt worship no other mount.

god; for the Lord, whose name is 3 And no man shall come up with Jehovah, is a jealous God. thee, neither let any man be seen 15 Lest thou make a covenant with throughout all the mount; neither the inhabitants of the land, and they let tho flocks nor herds feed before go a whoring after their gods, and do that mount.

sacrifice unto their gods, and one call 4 And Moses hewed two tables of thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice; stone like unto the first; and he rose 16 And thou take of their daughters up early in the morning, and went unto thy sons, and their daughters ap unto mount Sinai, as the Lord go a whoring after their gods, and bsd commanded him, and took in his make thy sons go a whoring after band the two tables of stone.

their gods.

17 Thou shalt make thee no molten | the skin of his face shone while he gods.

tolked with him. 18 The feast of unleavened bread 30 And when Aaron and all the shalt thou keep. Seven days thou children of Israel saw Moses, bebold, shalt cat unleavened bread, as I com- the skin of his face shone; and they mauded thee, in the time of the were afraid to come nigh him. month Abib; for in the month Abib 31 And Moses called unto them; thou camest out from Egypt.

and Aaron and all tbe rulers of the 19 All that openeth the matrix is congregation returned unto him; and mine; and every firstling among thy Moses talked with them. cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is 32 And afterward all the children male.

of Israel came nigh; and he gave 20 But the firstling of an ass thou them in commandment all that the shalt redeemn with a lamb; and if Lord had spoken with him in mount thou redeem him not, then shalt thou Sinai. break his neck. All the first-born of 33 And till Moses had done speakthy sons thou shalt redeem. Anding with them, he put a veil on his none shall appear before me empty.

face. 21 Six days thou shalt work, but 34 But when Moses went in before on the seventh day thou shalt rest; the Lord to speak with bim, he took in caring-time and in harvest thou the veil off, until he came out, And shalt rest.

he came out, and spake unto the cbil22 And thou shalt observe the feast dren of Israel that which he was of wecks, of the first-fruits of wheat commanded. harvest, and the feast of ingathering 35 And the children of Israel saw at the year's end.

the face of Moses, that the skin of 23 Thrice in the year shall all your Moses' face shone ; and Moses put men children appear before the Lord the veil upon his face again, until he God, the God of Israel,

went in to speak with the Lord. 24 For I will cast out the nations

CHAPTER XXXV. before thee, and enlarge thy borders; The sabbath-The free gifts for the taber neither shall any man desire thy nacle-- The readiness of the people to offer. land, when thou shalt

ap- ND Moses all the conpear in the year.

rael together, and said unto them, 25 Thou shalt not offer the blood of These are the words which the Lord my sacrifice with leaven; neither hath commanded, that ye should do shall the sacrifice of the feast of the them. passover be left unto the morning. 2 Six days shall work be done, but

26 The first of the first-fruits of thy on the seventh day there shall be to land thou shalt bring unto the house you a holy day, a sabbath of rest to of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt the Lord; whosoever doeth work not seethe a kid in his mother's | therein shall be put to death. milk.

3 Ye shall kindle no fire through. 27 And the Lord said unto Moses, out your habitations upon the sab Write thou these words; for after the bath day. tenor of these words I have made a 4 And Moses spake unto all the covenant with thee and with Israel. congregation of the children of Israel, 28 And he was there with the Lord saying, This is the thing which the forty days and forty nights; he did Lord commanded, saying, neither eat bread, nor drink water. 5 Take ye from among you an offer. And he wrote upon the tables the ing unto the Lord; whosoever is of a words of the covenant, the ten com- willing heart, let him bring it, an mandments.

offering of the Lord; gold, and sil. 29 And it came to pass, when Moses ver, and brass, came down from mount Sinai with 6 Aud blue, and purple, and scarlet, the two tables of testimony in Moses' and fine linen, and goats' hair, hand, when he came down from the 7 And rams' skins dyed red, and mount, that Moses wist not that badgers' skins, and shittim wood,

$ And oil for the light, and spices / red skins of rams, and badgers' skins, for anointing oil, and for the sweet brought them. incense,

24 Every one that did offer an offer9 And onyx stones, and stones to be ing of silver and brass brought the set for the ephod, and for the breast- Lord's offering; and every man, with plate.

whom was found shittim wood for any 10 And every wise-hearted among work of the service, brought it. Fou shall come, and make all that 25 And all the women that were the Lord hath commanded ;

wise-hearted did spin with their 11 The tabernacle, his tent, and bis hands, and brought that which they covering, his taches, and his boards, bad spun, both of blue, and of purbis bars, his pillars, and his sockets; ple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen.

12 The ark, and the staves thereof, 26 And all the women whose heart with the mercy seat, and the veil of stirred them up in wisdom spun the covering;

goats' hair. 13 The table, and his staves, and 27 And the rulers brought onyx all his vessels, and the showbread; stones, and stones to be set, for the

14 The candlestick also for the light, ephod, and for the breastplate; and bia furniture, and his lamps, with 28 And spice, and oil for the light, the oil for the light;

and for the anointing oil, and for the 15 And the incense altar, and his sweet incense. stares, and the anointing oil, and the 29 The children of Israel brought a sweet incense, and the hanging for willing offering unto the Lord, every the door at the entering in of the man and woman, whose heart made tabernacle;

them willing to bring for all manner 16 The altar of burnt offering, with of work, which the Lord had comhis brazen grate, his staves, and all manded to be made by the hand of his vessels, the laver and his foot; Moses.

17 The bangings of the court, his 30 And Moses said unto the children pillars, and their sockets, and the of Israel, See, the Lord hath called hanging for the door of the court; by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the 18 The pins of the tabernacle, and son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; the pins of the court, and their 31 And he hath filled him with the cords;

Spirit of God, in wisdom, in under19 The clothes of service, to do ser-standing, and in knowledge, and in vice in the holy place, the holy gar- all manner of workmanship; Dents for Aaron the priest, and the 32 And to devise curious works, to garments of his sons, to minister in work in gold, and in silver, and in the priest's office.

brass, 20 And all the congregation of the 33 And in the cutting of stones, to ebildren of Israel departed from the set them, and in carving of wood, to presence of Moses.

make any manner of cunning work. 21 And they came, every one whose 34 And he hath put in his heart heart stirred him up, and every one that he may teach, both he, and wbom his spirit made willing, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of they brought the Lord's offering to the tribe of Dan. the work of the tabernacle of the 35 Them hath be filled with wisdom congregation, and for all his service, of heart, to work all manner of work, and for the holy garments.

of the engraver, and of the cunning 22 And they came, both men and workman, and of the embroiderer, in pomen, as many as were willing- blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in bearted, and brought bracelets, and fine linen, and of the weaver, even of earrings, and rings, and tablets, all them that do any work, and of those jewels of gold; and every man that that devise cunning work. offered, offered an offering of gold

CIIAPTER XXXVI. tinto the Lord.

The embellishment of the tubernacle The 23 And every man, with whom was

corering of skins. Pound blue, and purple, and scarlet, THEN wrought Bezaleel and Aho

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