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Israel, If ye will obey my voice and keep my covenant, then shall
ye be a peculiar treasure unto me above all People, for the whole earth is mine. And Moses laid before them the words which the Lord commanded him, and all the People answered together, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo I come unto thee in a thick Cloud, that the People may hear me when I speak unto thee, and believe thee for ever. Go and sanctify the People, and be ready against the third day. And Moses did so.
And on the third day, the Lord spake unto Moses and all the People of Israel, from the top of Mount Sinai, and said
1.-I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other God.
II.-Thou shalt not worship any Graven Image.
III.-Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.
IV.-Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy. Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath. In it thou shalt do no work.
V.--Honour thy Father and thy Mother.
X.-Thou shalt not covet any thing that is thy Neighbour's.
And Moses came and told the People all the words of the Lord, and all the People answered with one voice and said, All the words which the Lord hath said will we do.-And Moses wrote all the words in a Book, and made a Sacrifice, and took the Book and read it to the People, and they said, All that the Lord hath said we will do, and be obedient.—But we shall see in this history, how they forgot this their solemn promise, and what they justly suffered for their disobedience.
And to these Commandments we must all be obedient,—we and our Children for ever.-For they are God's Commandments, to be obeyed by all Men to the end of the World.
GOD'S COMMAND TO OBSERVE THE SABBATH.
AND the Lord called Moses up into the Mount, and the sight of the Glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the Mountain, in the eyes of the Israelites. And Moses went into the midst of the Cloud, and was there forty days and nights.
And in the mount, the Lord commanded Moses, that the People should make Offerings to the Lord, and that they should make him an Ark, into which they should put the Testimony which the Lord should give them, and that they should make a Tabernacle or Tent, in which the Ark should be kept-and God directed the form and fashion thereof.--And the Lord commanded that Moses should take unto hini Aaron his Brother, and his Sons with him, that they might serve the Lord in the Priest's Office, and the Lord directed the form and fashion of Holy Garments for the Priests, and the manner of consecrating them unto the Priest's Office.--Also the Lord gave commandment unto Moses, as to many Ceremonies to be observed by the Children of Israel.
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak ye also unto the Children of Israel, saying, Verily my
Sabbaths ye shall keep, for it is a sign between me and you for ever; that ye may know that I am the Lord. Ye shall keep the Sabbath for it is Holy. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of Rest, Holy to the Lord. For in six days, the Lord made Ileaven and Earth, and on the seventh day he rested.
And the Lord gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon Mount Sinai, two Tables of Testimony, being the Ten Commandments, on Tables of Stone, written by God himself.
THE PEOPLE REBEL AGAINST MOSES.
AND when the People saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the Mount, the People gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us Gods which shall go before us, for as for this Moses, the Man that brought us up out of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.-And Aaron made a Golden Calf; and the People worshipped it,—they forgat 'the Living God who was shewing them such great mercies, and fell down to worship the work of their own hands. And the Lord saw what they had done, and said unto Moses in the Mount, I will destroy this People, and I will make thee a great Nation; but Moses besought the Lord to remember Abraliam, Isaac, and Israel, and turned away the anger of the Lord.
And Moses turned and went down from the Mount, and the Tables of the Testimony were in his hand, the Tables that were the work of God. And when Moses came nigh unto the Camp, and saw the Calf and the dancing, his anger was hot, and he cast the Tables out of his hands and brake them beneath the Mount. And
he burnt the Calf, and he commanded the Tribe of Levi to kill the Idolaters, and they slew about three thousand. And Moses returned unto the Lord, and prayed the Lord to forgive his People; and the Lord commanded Moses to depart, and go up uuto the Land which he had promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and said, I will send an Angel before thee and drive out the Inbabitants of that Land. And Moses pitched the Tabernacle without the Camp, and as Moses entered into the Tabernacle, the cloudy Pillar descended and stood at the door. And the Lord spake unto Moses, and Joshua his servant was in the Tabernacle. And when Moses said, I beseech thee shew me thy Glory, the Lord answered and said, Thou canst not see my face, for there shall no Man see me and live.
MOSES IN THE MOUNT.
THE ARK AND THE TABERNACLE.
AND the Lord said unto Moses, Hew thée two Tables of Stone like unto the first, and I will write upon these the Words that were in the first Tables. And Moses did so, and went up unto Mount Sinai as the Lord commanded, and the Lord descended in the Cloud, and stood with him there. And the Lord
many Commandments and said, Thou shalt worship no other God, the Lord is a jealous God.—And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights, he did neither eat bread nor drink water;-and he wrote upon the Tables the Ten Commandments.
And when Moses came down from the Mount, he wist not that his face shone, and when Aaron and the Children of Israel saw that his face shone, they were
And he gave
afraid to come nigh bim;-but Moses called and talked unto them, putting a Veil on his Face. them in commandment, all that the Lord had spoken with him in Mount Sinai.
And the Children of Israel made the Sanctuary and the Ark, the Table, the Altars, and every thing for the Service of the Lord in the Tabernacle, exactly as the Lord had commanded Moses.--And Moses did. look
upon all the work, and behold they had done it as the Lord had commanded, -and Moses blessed them.
And the Lord spake to Moses, commanding him to set up the Tabernacle or Tent, and to put therein the Ark of the Testimony, and to anoint Aaron the Priest, and put upon him the Holy Garments, and sanctify him and his Sons, that they should be an everlasting Priesthood.—Thus did Moses, according to all that the Lord commanded bim, so did he.
So Moses finished the work. Then a Cloud covered the Tent, and the Glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle, and Moses was not able to enter because of the Glory' of the Lord;—and when the Cloud was taken up from the Tent, the Israelites went onward in their journey, but if the Cloud was not taken up, they journied not till the day that it was taken up.--For the Cloud of the Lord was upon the Tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in sight of all the house of Israel throughout all their journeys.
The End of the Book of Exodus.
THE BOOK OF LEVITICUS.
AND the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him and to Aaron out of the Tabernacle, and gave him