Exodus 24

Moses and God on Mount Sinai
24:1- 18

24:1 And he 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.

God said to Moses,

Come up and worship me from afar: you, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders.

24:2 And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.

But only you [Moses] can come near me.

24:3 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.

Moses told the people what God said and all of the people said the following words together in one voice:
All the words which the Lord has said we will do.

24:4 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.

Moses wrote down all of God's words. Then he built an altar and twelve pillars.

24:5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.

24:6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.

He had some animals killed and put half of the blood in bowls and sprinkled the other half on the altar.

24:7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.

He read the book of the covenant to the people,and the people said
All that the Lord has said we will do.

24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.

Then Moses sprinkled blood on the people.

24:9 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:

24:10 And they 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.

24:11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.

Moses, Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of their companions saw God.

They even got a peek at his feet, which stood on a sapphire stone.

Can God be seen?

24:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

God said to Moses,

Come up on the mountain and I'll give you tables of stone, a law, and commandments which I have written. [1]

24:13 And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God.

24:14 And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man have any matters to do, let him come unto them.

24:15 And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount.

Moses went up to God's mountain, which was covered by a cloud.

24:16 And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

The glory of the Lord abode on the mount and a cloud covered it for six days.

On the seventh day, God called out to Moses from the cloud.

24:17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

The Israelites saw the glory of the Lord, which was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain.

24:18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

Moses stayed on the cloudy mount for forty days and nights.