DASV: Exodus 1
1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt, each man and his household came with Jacob.
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
4 Dan, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.
5 The total number of the descendants of Jacob was seventy, but Joseph was in Egypt already.
6 Now Joseph, all his brothers and all that generation, died.
7 But the children of Israel were fruitful, increased abundantly and multiplied and became exceedingly strong; so the land was filled with them.
8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
9 He said to his people, "Look, the Israelites are more numerous and stronger than we are.
10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them or they will multiply, and if a war breaks out they may join our enemies, fight against us and escape from our land."
11 So they put over them taskmasters to oppress them with hard labor. They built store cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Rameses.
12 But the more they oppressed them, the more they multiplied and spread out, so they dreaded the children of Israel.
13 The Egyptians made the Israelites to serve with rigor.
14 They made their lives bitter by hard labor with mortar and brick, and with all kinds of field work. In all their work they ruthlessly made them labor.
15 Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah, and the other Puah.
16 "When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, kill him; but if it is a daughter, let her live."
17 But the midwives feared God, and did not do what the king of Egypt had commanded them, they let the boys live.
18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives, and asked them, "Why have you done this, letting the boys live?"
19 The midwives replied to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife can get to them."
20 So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and grew very strong.
21 It came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made households for them.
22 Then Pharaoh ordered all his people, saying, "Every son that is born, you must throw into the river, but every daughter you may let live."
DASV: Exodus 2
1 Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a daughter of Levi.
2 The woman conceived and bore a son. When she saw that he was a good child, she hid him three months.
3 But when she could not longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him, and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she put the child in it and placed it in the reeds by the river's bank.
4 His sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him.
5 The daughter of Pharaoh came down to the river to bathe. While her maidens strolled along the river shore, she saw the basket among the reeds, and sent her maid to get it.
6 When she opened it, she saw the child. Then the baby cried and she had compassion on him, and surmised, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."
7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call a nurse from the Hebrew women for you, so that she may nurse the child for you?"
8 Pharaoh's daughter replied, "Go." So the girl went and called the child's mother.
9 Then Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child and nurse him for me, and I will pay you your wages." So the woman took the child and nursed him.
10 When the child grew, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She called his name Moses, saying, "Because I drew him out of the water."
11 One day after Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and witnessed their forced labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.
12 He looked this way and that, and when he saw that no one was around, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
13 When he went out the next day, two Hebrew men were fighting; so he asked the one in the wrong, "Why are you beating your fellow Hebrew?"
14 He retorted, "Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me, like you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid and thought, "Surely what I did is known."
15 When Pharaoh heard about this, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh, and settled in the land of Midian, where he sat down by a well.
16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
17 But when some shepherds came and drove them away, Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock.
18 When they returned to Reuel their father, he asked, "How is it that you have come home so soon today?"
19 They answered, "An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and he even drew water for us and watered the flock."
20 Then he said to his daughters, "Where is he? Why did you leave the man there? Invite him so that he may eat bread."
21 Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah.
22 She bore a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have been a foreigner in a foreign land."
23 After quite a while the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel groaned because of their slavery, and they cried out, and their cry came up to God because of their enslavement.
24 God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
25 God saw the children of Israel and God understood their plight.
DASV: Exodus 3
1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness, and came to the mountain of God, to Horeb.
2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked and the bush burned with fire but the bush was not consumed.
3 So Moses thought, "I will turn aside to see this astonishing sight, why the bush is not burned up."
4 When the LORD saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the midst of the bush, and said, "Moses, Moses." He replied, "Here I am."
5 Then he said, "Do not come closer. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground."
6 He added, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob." So Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look at God.
7 Then the LORD said, "I have surely seen the oppression of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows.
8 So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the region of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
9 Now, look, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me; and I have seen how the Egyptians have oppressed them.
10 So come now and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt."
11 But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?"
12 God answered, "Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the your sign that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain."
13 Then Moses objected to God, "If I come to the children of Israel and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' What should I tell them?"
14 God answered Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and he said, "You will say this to the Israelites, 'I AM has sent me to you'."
15 God also said to Moses, "Say this to the children of Israel: 'the LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is my name forever and this is my memorial for all generations.
16 Now go, gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, the LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has appeared to me, saying, 'I have seen what has been done to you in Egypt
17 and I promise that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites to a land flowing with milk and honey.'
18 And they will listen to your voice and you and the elders of Israel will go to the king of Egypt, and you will say to him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. So let us go now three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.'
19 But I know that the king of Egypt will not give you permission to go unless compelled by a mighty hand.
20 Then I will stretch out my hand and strike Egypt with all my wonders that I will do among them and after that he will let you go.
21 I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that when you leave you will not leave empty-handed.
22 Every woman should ask from her neighbor and anyone living in her house, for jewelry of silver and gold, and clothes and you shall put them on your sons and daughters. This is how you will plunder the Egyptians."
DASV: Exodus 4
1 Then Moses responded, "What if they do not believe me, or listen to me; for they will say, 'the LORD has not appeared to you'?"
2 The LORD asked him, "What is that in your hand?" He replied, "A staff."
3 And he said, "Throw it down on the ground." So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent, and Moses ran away from it.
4 Then the LORD told Moses, "Reach out your hand, and grab it by the tail"--so he reached out his hand, caught it, and it became a rod in his hand.
5 "They will believe this sign that the LORD, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you."
6 The LORD also told him, "Put your hand into your cloak." So he put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, his hand was leprous, as white as snow.
7 Then he said, "Put your hand into your cloak again." So Moses put his hand into his cloak again, and when he took it out of his cloak, it was restored again like the rest of his flesh.
8 "If they will not believe you, or respond to the first sign, they will believe the latter sign.
9 If they do not believe these two signs, or listen to you, then you will take some water from the river, and pour it on the dry ground. The water that you take out of the river will become blood on the dry ground."
10 Then Moses protested to the LORD, "O, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither in the past, nor since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech, and slow of tongue."
11 Then the LORD asked him, "Who made man's mouth? Or who makes a person mute or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and will teach you what you will say."
13 Then Moses demurred, "Oh my Lord, please send someone else."
14 And the anger of the LORD burned against Moses, and he said, "What about Aaron your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Look, he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, his heart will be glad.
15 You will speak to him and put words in his mouth. I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you what you to do.
16 He will speak to the people for you. It will be that he will be like a mouth to you, and you will be like God to him.
17 Take in your hand this staff by which you will perform the signs."
18 So Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law, and requested, "Let me go back to my relatives who are in Egypt, and see if they are still alive." Jethro replied to Moses, "Go in peace."
19 Then the LORD said to Moses in Midian, "Return to Egypt, because all the men who were seeking your life are dead."
20 So Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them on a donkey, and returned to the land of Egypt. Moses took the staff of God in his hand.
21 The LORD said to Moses, "When you get back to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have given you power to do. But I will harden his heart and he will not let the people go.
22 Tell Pharaoh, 'This is what the LORD says, "Israel is my son, my firstborn.
23 and I have told you, 'Let my son go, that he may worship me' but since you have refused to let him go, I will kill your son, your firstborn."'"
24 On the way where they spent the night, the LORD met him and was about to kill him.
25 Then Zipporah took flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and touched his feet with it; and said, "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me."
26 So he let him alone. At that time she said, "A bridegroom of blood", referring to the circumcision.
27 Now the LORD had told Aaron, "Go into the wilderness to meet Moses." And he went, and met him at the mountain of God, and kissed him.
28 Then Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD by which he had sent him, and all the signs that he had commanded him to do.
29 Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the Israelites.
30 Aaron spoke all the words that the LORD had spoken to Moses, and performed the signs in the sight of the people.
31 Then the people believed. When they heard that the LORD was concerned about Israelites, and that he had seen their plight, they bowed their heads and worshipped.
DASV: Exodus 5
1 Afterward Moses and Aaron came and said to Pharaoh, "'This is what the LORD says, the God of Israel, 'Let my people go, that they may celebrate a feast to me in the wilderness.'"
2 But Pharaoh retorted, "Who is the LORD that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and besides I will not let Israel go."
3 They said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Let us go on a three day journey into the wilderness, so that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God, or he may strike us with pestilence or the sword."
4 The king of Egypt said to them, "Moses and Aaron, why do you take the people away from their work? Get back to your work."
5 Pharaoh continued, "Look, the people of the land are now many, and you are stoping them from working."
6 That same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters and foremen of the people, saying,
7 "Do not provide the people with straw to make bricks as before, let them go and gather their own straw.
8 But require the same quota of the bricks, as they made before. Do not reduce it at all, for they are lazy. This is why they cry, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.'
9 Make the work harder for the men so that they have to work at it and not pay attention to lying words."
10 So the taskmasters and foremen of the people went out, and they spoke to the people, saying, "This is what Pharaoh says, 'I will not give you straw.
11 Go, get your own straw anywhere you can find it, but let there be no reduction in your work at all.'"
12 So the people scattered throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
13 Yet the taskmasters pressured them demanding, "Complete your daily work quota, as when there was straw provided."
14 The Israelite foremen, whom Pharaoh's taskmaster had put over the Israelites, were beaten and asked, "Why have you not met your quota of bricks both yesterday and today as before?"
15 Then the foremen of the Israelites went and cried out to Pharaoh, saying, "Why are you treating your servants like this?
16 No straw is given to your servants, yet they demand from us, 'Make bricks,' and, your servants are beaten; but the fault is with your own people."
17 But he snapped back, "You are lazy, you are lazy. That is why you say, 'Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.'
18 Now get back to work, for you will not be given straw, yet you must still deliver the same number of bricks."
19 The Israelite foremen saw that they were in trouble when they were told, "You must not reduce your daily quota of bricks."
20 As they left Pharaoh they met Moses and Aaron, who were waiting to meet them.
21 They groaned to them, "The LORD look on you, and judge, because you have made us a stench in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, and have put a sword in their hand to kill us."
22 Then Moses returned to the LORD and complained, "O Lord, why have you made trouble for this people? Why did you ever send me?
23 For ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has made trouble for this people and you have done nothing at all to deliver your people."
DASV: Exodus 6
1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh. Forced by my strong hand, he will let them go, and because of my strong hand, he will even drive them out of his land."
2 God spoke to Moses, and said to him, "I am the LORD.
3 I appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name, LORD, I did not make myself known to them.
4 I also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land where they lived as foreigners.
5 Moreover, I have heard the groaning of Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.
6 Therefore say to the Israelites, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the slavery of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from bondage to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment.
7 Then I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from the Egyptian slavery.
8 I will bring you in to the land that I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I will give it to you for a possession. I am the LORD."
9 So Moses told this to the Israelites, but they would not listen to Moses because of their disheartened spirit and their cruel bondage.
10 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
11 "Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt, to let the Israelites leave his land."
12 But Moses protested to the LORD, "If the Israelites have not listened to me, then how will Pharaoh ever listen to me, for I am such a poor speaker?"
13 Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them a charge for the Israelites, and Pharaoh king of Egypt to bring the Israelites out of the land of Egypt.
14 These are the heads of their fathers' households.
The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel, were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the clans of Reuben.
15 The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the clans of Simeon.
16 These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their genealogical records: Gershon, Kohath and Merari; and Levi lived 137 years.
17 The sons of Gershon were Libni and Shimei, according to their clans.
18 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel; and Kohath lived 135 years.
19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites according to their genealogical records.
20 Amram married Jochebed, his father's sister; and she bore him Aaron and Moses; and Amram lived 137 years.
21 The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg and Zichri.
22 The sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan and Sithri.
23 Aaron married Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
24 The sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah and Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites.
25 Eleazar, Aaron's son, married one of the daughters of Putiel; and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers' households of the Levites according to their clans.
26 These are the same Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, "Bring out the Israelites from the land of Egypt according to their platoons."
27 These are the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the Israelites out of Egypt. It was this same Moses and Aaron.
28 Now when the LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,
29 the LORD said to Moses, "I am the LORD. Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything that I am telling you."
30 But Moses said before the LORD, "Look, I am such a poor speaker, why would Pharaoh listen to me?"
DASV: Exodus 7
1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet.
2 You will speak everything I command you, and your brother Aaron will tell Pharaoh, that he must let the Israelites leave his land.
3 But I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and although I multiply my signs and wonders in the land of Egypt,
4 Pharaoh will not listen to you. So I will lay my hand on Egypt, and bring out my platoons, my people the Israelites, out of the land of Egypt by great acts of judgment.
5 Then the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD, when I stretch out my hand against Egypt, and bring out the Israelites from among them."
6 So Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them.
7 Now Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three, when they spoke to Pharaoh.
8 Now the LORD told Moses and Aaron,
9 "When Pharaoh says to you, 'Perform a miracle,' then tell Aaron, 'Take your staff and throw it down in front of Pharaoh, and it will become a snake.'"
10 So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did as the LORD had commanded. Aaron threw down his staff in front of Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a snake.
11 Then Pharaoh also summoned wise men, sorcerers and the magicians of Egypt who also did the same thing by their secret arts.
12 Each one threw down his staff and they became snakes. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs.
13 Yet Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he did not listen to them just as the LORD had predicted.
14 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is stubborn, he refuses to let the people go.
15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning, when he goes out to the water, and stand on the bank of the river to meet him. Take in your hand the staff that was turned to a snake.
16 Then declare to him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to tell you, "Let my people go, that they may worship me in the wilderness. But until now you have not listened.
17 'This is what the LORD says, "By this you will know that I am the LORD." Look, I will strike with the staff that is in my hand the waters of the Nile, and they will be turned to blood.
18 The fish that are in the Nile will die, and the river will stink so that the Egyptians will be unable to drink water from the Nile.'"
19 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Take your staff, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over its rivers, canals, pools and over all its reservoirs, so that they may turn to blood. There will be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, even in the wooden containers and stone jars.'"
20 So Moses and Aaron did just as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the staff, and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants. All the water that was in the river turned to blood.
21 The fish that were in the river died and the river began to stink, and the Egyptians were unable to drink the water and there was blood everywhere in the land of Egypt.
22 But the magicians of Egypt did the same by their secret arts, so Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he did not listen to them just as the LORD had predicted.
23 Then Pharaoh turned and went into his house, and he did not take even this to heart.
24 All the Egyptians dug around the Nile for water to drink because they could not drink the river water.
25 Seven days passed after the LORD struck the Nile.
DASV: Exodus 8
1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, and tell him, 'This is what the LORD says, "Let my people go, that they may worship me.
2 But if you refuse to let them go, I will plague your entire country with frogs.
3 The Nile river will swarm with frogs, and they will come up and go into your house, your bedroom and even on your bed, and into the house of your servants, and on your people, and into your ovens and into your kneading bowls.
4 The frogs will come up on you, your people and on all your servants."'"
5 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Stretch out your hand with your staff over the rivers, canals and pools, and make the frogs come up on the land of Egypt.'"
6 So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.
7 But the magicians did the same things by their secret arts and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt.
8 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron, and said, "Plead with the LORD that he take away the frogs from me and my people, and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the LORD."
9 Moses said to Pharaoh, "You have the honor to tell me: when I should pray for you, your servants and your people, that the frogs may be destroyed from you and your houses and stay only in the Nile?"
10 Then he said, "Tomorrow." Moses replied, "It will be exactly as you have said, that you may know that there is none like the LORD our God.
11 The frogs will leave you, your houses, your servants and your people. They will stay only in the Nile."
12 Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh. Moses cried out to the LORD concerning the frogs that he had brought on Pharaoh.
13 The LORD did according to the word of Moses. The frogs died in the houses, the courts and the fields.
14 They gathered them together into heaps and the land stank.
15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to them, just as the LORD had predicted.
16 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the ground, so that it may become gnats throughout the land of Egypt.'"
17 So they did it. Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff, and struck the dust of the ground, and there were gnats on both man and animals. All the dust of the ground became gnats throughout all the land of Egypt.
18 The magicians tried with their secret arts to produce gnats, but they could not. So there were gnats on both man and animals.
19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." But Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he would not listen to them; just as the LORD had predicted.
20 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Get up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh as he comes to the water, and tell him, 'This is what the LORD says, "Let my people go, that they may worship me.
21 If you refuse to let my people go, I will send swarms of flies on you, your servants, your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of flies, and the ground will be covered with them.
22 But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where my people live, so that no swarms of flies will be there, so that you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of this land.
23 So I will put a division between my people and your people. This sign will happen tomorrow.'"
24 So the LORD did it; and there came great swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses. The whole land of Egypt was ruined by the swarms of flies.
25 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron, and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God here in this land."
26 But Moses said, "It would not be right to do so. For the sacrifices we offer to the LORD our God would be an abomination of the Egyptians. If we offer sacrifices that are an abomination to the Egyptians right before their eyes, will they not stone us?
27 We must go three days' journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God, just as he commands us."
28 Then Pharaoh said, "I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness. Only you must not go very far away. Pray for me."
29 Moses answered, "As soon as I leave you, I will pray to the LORD that tomorrow the swarms of flies will leave Pharaoh, his servants and his people. Only do not let Pharaoh act deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD."
30 So Moses left Pharaoh and prayed to the LORD.
31 The LORD did as Moses asked and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, his servants and his people. Not one remained.
32 But Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also and he would not let the people go.
DASV: Exodus 9
1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and tell him, 'This is what the LORD says, the God of the Hebrews, "Let my people go, that they may worship me.
2 For if you refuse to let them go, and continue to hold them,
3 the hand of the LORD will strike your livestock with a severe plague that are in the field, the horses, donkeys, camels, herds and flocks.
4 But the LORD will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt; and nothing that belongs to the Israelites will die.'""
5 Then the LORD set a time, saying, "Tomorrow the LORD will do this in the land."
6 The LORD did this on the next day; and all the livestock of Egypt died; but from the Israelite livestock not one died.
7 Then Pharaoh sent and found out that not even one of the livestock of the Israelites died. But the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
8 So the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Take handfuls of soot from a furnace, and let Moses throw it into the air in the sight of Pharaoh.
9 It will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt, and will cause boils to break out on both man and animals throughout all the land of Egypt."
10 So they took soot from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh. Then Moses threw it into the air and it caused festering boils to break out on both man and animals.
11 The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils had broken out on the magicians as well as on all the Egyptians.
12 But the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he would not listen to them, just as the LORD had predicted to Moses.
13 Now the LORD said to Moses, "Get up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say to him, 'This is what the LORD says, the God of the Hebrews, "Let my people go, that they may worship me.
14 For I will this time send all my plagues on you yourself, your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth.
15 For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, and destroyed you from off the earth.
16 But for this reason I have raised you up, to show you my power and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
17 But are you still exalting yourself against my people and will not let them go?
18 Take note, tomorrow, about this time, I will cause a very severe hailstorm, like has never been in Egypt since the day it was founded until now.
19 So quickly send your livestock and all that you have in the field into a safe place. For every man and animal that is left in the field and not brought home, the hail will come down on them and they will die.'"
20 Pharaoh's servants who feared the word of the LORD hustled his servants and his livestock into the houses.
21 But those who had no regard for the word of the LORD left his servants and his livestock in the field.
22 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, on man and animal, and on every plant of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.
23 So Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and lightening fell on the earth. So the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
24 So there was hail and lightning flashing with it. It was so severe that there had never been anything like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
25 The hail struck down everything in the field in the land of Egypt, both man and animal. The hail also struck every plant of the field and even shattered every tree of the field.
26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the Israelites were, there was no hail.
27 Then Pharaoh sent and summoned Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "I have sinned this time. The LORD is righteous and I and my people are wrong.
28 Plead with the LORD, for there has been enough of these mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go. You need stay no longer."
29 Then Moses said to him, "As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread my hands out to the LORD, the thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that the earth is the LORD's.
30 But as for you and your servants, I know that you still do not fear the LORD God."
31 Now the flax and the barley were destroyed, for the barley had formed ears, and the flax was in bloom.
32 But the wheat and emmer were not destroyed because they grow later.
33 Then Moses left Pharaoh, went out of the city and spread his hands out to the LORD; and the thunder and hail ceased, and the rain no longer poured down on the earth.
34 When Pharaoh saw that the rain, hail and thunder had ceased, he and his servants sinned once again and hardened his heart.
35 So the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the Israelites go, just as the LORD had predicted through Moses.
DASV: Exodus 10
1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these my signs among them.
2 So that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and your grandson how I have made a mockery of the Egyptians and about my signs that I have performed among them, so that you may know that I am the LORD."
3 So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh, and said to him, "'This is what the LORD says, the God of the Hebrews, 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go that they may worship me.
4 If you refuse to let my people go, tomorrow will I bring locusts on your country.
5 They will cover the surface of the ground so that no one will be able to see the ground. They will eat the little you have left from the hail and they will consume every tree that grows for you in the field.
6 Your houses will be filled, and the houses of all your servants, as well as the houses of all the Egyptians. It will be something that even your fathers and your grandfathers have never seen, since the day that they were on the earth to this day.'" After that he turned and left Pharaoh.
7 Then Pharaoh's servants said to him, "How long will this man have us trapped? Let the men go, that they may worship the LORD their God. Do you not realize that Egypt is destroyed?"
8 So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. Then he said to them, "Go, worship the LORD your God, but who exactly is going with you?"
9 Then Moses replied, "We will go with our young and old; with our sons and daughters, with our flocks and herds; for we must hold a feast to the LORD."
10 He said to them, "The LORD be with you if I let you and your children go. Certainly you have some evil intent in mind.
11 No! Only your men may go and worship the LORD, for that is what you asked for." Then they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.
12 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat every plant of the land, all that was left over from the hail."
13 So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind on the land all that day and night. When the morning dawned, the east wind brought the locusts.
14 The locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and settled all over the country of Egypt. It was so severe that never before were there such locusts or will there be ever again.
15 They totally covered the surface of the ground, so that the land was darkened by them. They devoured every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Nothing green remained on any tree or plant of the field, throughout all the land of Egypt.
16 Then Pharaoh quickly summoned Moses and Aaron and he said, "I have sinned against the LORD your God and against you.
17 Now therefore, please forgive my sin just this once and pray to the LORD your God, that at least he would take away this death from me."
18 So he left Pharaoh and prayed to the LORD.
19 Then the LORD turned a very strong west wind, which blew the locusts driving them into the Red Sea. Not even one locust remained in all the country of Egypt.
20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart and he did not let the Israelites go.
21 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness so thick it may be felt."
22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky and there was absolute darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days.
23 No one could see anyone else, for three days no one moved from their place. But all the Israelites had light where they lived.
24 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses, and said, "Go, worship the LORD. Just leave your flocks and your herds here. Even your children may go with you."
25 Then Moses said, "You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
26 Our cattle also will go with us; not a hoof will be left behind. For we must take them to worship the LORD our God; for we do not know what will be needed to worship the LORD, until we get there."
27 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart and he would not let them go.
28 Then Pharaoh said to him, "Get away from me. Watch yourself that you never see my face again; for in the day you see my face you will die."
29 Moses said, "As you wish, I will never see your face again."
DASV: Exodus 11
1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "I will bring one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt; after that he will let you go. When he lets you go, he will completely drive you out of here.
2 Tell the people, that each man should ask his neighbor and each woman her neighbor for items of silver and gold."
3 Now the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover Moses himself was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.
4 So Moses announced, "'This is what the LORD says, 'About midnight I will go throughout Egypt,
5 and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt will die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the hand mill including all the firstborn of the livestock.
6 Then there will be a loud cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as has never been, nor will ever be again.
7 But not even a dog will growl at any of the Israelites, at either man or animal.' Then you will know that the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.
8 All your servants will come to me, and bow down before me, saying, 'Get out, along with all the people who follow you.' After that I will leave." Then he left Pharaoh hot with anger.
9 The LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh will not listen to you; so that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt."
10 So Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh, but the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let the Israelites go out of his land.
DASV: Exodus 12
1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,
2 "This month will be your beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you.
3 Tell the whole community of Israel, 'In the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb according to their father's house, a lamb for each household.
4 If the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his next-door neighbor will take one according to the number of the people, the lamb is to be divided according to what each one can eat.
5 Your lamb should be a year old male without blemish. You are to take it from the sheep or from the goats.
6 Keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, then the whole assembled community of Israel will kill it at sundown.
7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they will eat it.
8 They are to eat the meat that same night roasted with fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they must eat it.
9 Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roast it with fire with its head, legs and internal organs.
10 You shall leave nothing left over until morning; but anything that is left until the morning burn with fire.
11 This is how you are to eat it: with your clothes tucked in for travel, your sandals on your feet and your staff in hand and eat it quickly. It is the LORD's Passover.
12 For on that night I will pass through the land of Egypt and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and animal; and I will execute judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.
13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are. Then when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there will be no plague on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
14 This day will become a day of remembrance for you, and you will keep it as a feast to the LORD throughout your generations, keep it as a permanent ordinance.
15 For seven days you are to eat unleavened bread. On the first day remove yeast from your houses, for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person must be cut off from Israel.
16 On the first day there shall be a holy assembly and on the seventh day another holy assembly. No type of work is to be done on these days except that which each person eats, that alone may you prepare.
17 You shall celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for on this very day I brought your platoons out of the land of Egypt. Therefore celebrate this day throughout your generations as a permanent ordinance.
18 In the first month, from the evening of fourteenth day of the month, until the evening of the twenty-first day of the month, eat unleavened bread.
19 For seven days there must be no yeast found in your houses. For whoever eats anything leavened, that person must be cut off from the community of Israel, whether he is a foreigner or one who is born in the land.
20 You must eat nothing leavened; wherever you live you are to eat unleavened bread.'"
21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said to them, "Go, and select lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb.
22 Take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and brush it on the lintel and the two doorposts from the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall go out the door of his house until the morning.
23 For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; but when he sees the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in to your houses to strike you.
24 Observe this as an ordinance for you and sons forever.
25 When you enter the land that the LORD will give you, just as he promised, observe this ceremony.
26 When your children ask you, 'What does this ceremony mean?',
27 answer, 'It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD, for he passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians, but spared our houses.'" And the people bowed their heads and worshipped.
28 So the Israelites went and did just as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron.
29 At midnight, the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on his throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner who was in the dungeon and all the firstborn of the livestock.
30 Then Pharaoh got up in the night, he, all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house in which there was not someone dead.
31 During the night he summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Get up, get out from among my people, both you and the Israelites and go, worship the LORD, as you have requested.
32 Take your flocks and your herds also, just as you have demanded, and leave. But bless me too."
33 The Egyptians urged the people, to send them out of the land quickly; for they said, "We are all dead."
34 So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and wrapped their kneading-troughs in their clothes carrying them on their shoulders.
35 The Israelites did as Moses told them and they asked the Egyptians for items of silver, gold and clothes.
36 The LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked for. So they plundered the Egyptians.
37 Then Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth. There were about 600,000 men on foot, besides women and children.
38 A mixed multitude also went up with them along with a large number of livestock, both flocks and herds.
39 They baked unleavened cakes from the dough that they brought out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared any provisions for themselves.
40 Now the Israelites lived in Egypt 430 years.
41 At the end of 430 years, on that very day, all the platoons of the LORD left the land of Egypt.
42 It is the night the LORD kept his promise bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This is that night of the LORD. It is to be observed by all the Israelites throughout their generations.
43 Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "This is the ordinance of the Passover. No foreigner shall eat it.
44 But every one's servant who has been bought for money, after you have circumcised him may eat it.
45 A foreigner and a hired servant may not eat it.
46 It must be eaten in the house; do not carry out any of the meat out of the house. Do not break any of its bones.
47 The whole community of Israel is to observe it.
48 If a foreigner lives with you and celebrates the Passover to the LORD, all his males must be circumcised, and then he may come near and celebrate it and he will be as one that is born in the land, but no uncircumcised person shall eat it.
49 The same law will apply to the one who is native-born and to the foreigner who lives among you."
50 So all the Israelites did just as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron.
51 On that same day, the LORD brought the Israelites out of the land of Egypt by their platoons.
DASV: Exodus 13
1 Then the LORD said to Moses,
2 "Dedicate to me all the firstborn; whatever is first to open the womb among the Israelites, both man and animal, is mine."
3 Moses said to the people, "Remember this day you came out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. For the mighty hand of the LORD brought you out of this place. No leavened bread may be eaten.
4 Today, in the month Abib, you are going out.
5 When the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites and Jebusites, which he swore to your forefathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, then you are to observe this ceremony in this month.
6 Seven days you must eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there will be a feast to the LORD.
7 Eat unleavened bread for seven days. No leavened bread should be seen with you, nor shall there be any yeast seen with you in all your borders.
8 On that day you will tell your son, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'
9 It will serve as a sign to you on your hand and as a reminder on your forehead, so that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth, for with a mighty hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt.
10 So you must keep this ordinance at its appointed time from year to year.
11 Now when the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites, as he swore to you and your forefathers, when he gives it to you,
12 then you must set apart to the LORD the first offspring that opens the womb and every firstborn male of the livestock will be the LORD's.
13 Every firstborn donkey you are to redeem with a lamb; and if you do not redeem it, then you must break its neck. Every firstborn male you must redeem.
14 In the future when your son asks you, 'What does this mean?' Then you will answer him, 'By a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.
15 When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, the LORD killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and animal. That is why I am sacrificing to the LORD every male that opens the womb and redeem all my firstborn sons.'
16 It will be for a sign on your hand, and a symbol on your forehead for by a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt."
17 When Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was closer; for God said, "If the people face war they will change their minds and return to Egypt."
18 So God led the people around by the way of the wilderness to the Red Sea and the Israelites went up out of the land of Egypt ready for battle.
19 Then Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for Joseph made the Israelites swear, "God will surely visit you and you must carry up my bones with you out of here."
20 They set out from Succoth and camped at Etham, on the edge of the wilderness.
21 By day the LORD went before them in a pillar of cloud to lead them in the way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light so they could travel by day and by night.
22 The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night did not leave its position in front of the people.
DASV: Exodus 14
1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
2 "Tell the Israelites, to turn back and camp by Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, camp opposite Baal-zephon by the sea.
3 For Pharaoh will think 'The Israelites are wandering around in the land, the wilderness has closed in on them.'
4 Then I will harden Pharaoh's heart and he will chase after them. But I will get honor through Pharaoh and all his army; then the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD." So that is what they did.
5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled; Pharaoh and his servants changed their minds toward the people, and they said, "What have we done, letting Israel go from serving us?"
6 So he prepared his chariot and took his people with him.
7 He took six hundred specially selected chariots, along with all the rest of the chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them.
8 Then the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he chased after the Israelites for the Israelites went out defiantly.
9 Then the Egyptians chased after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh and his horsemen as well as his army and overtook them camping by the sea, by Pi-hahiroth across from Baal-zephon.
10 As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked up and there were the Egyptians marching after them. They were terrified. So the Israelites cried out to the LORD.
11 Then they accused Moses, "Did you bring us out here to die in the wilderness because there were no graves in Egypt? What have you done to us bringing us out of Egypt?
12 Is this not what we told you would happen in Egypt, saying, 'Leave us alone so we may serve the Egyptians? For it was better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.'"
13 But Moses replied to the people, "Do not be afraid, stand firm and see the salvation of the LORD that he will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again.
14 The LORD will fight for you, you have only to be still."
15 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move forward.
16 Then lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it so that the Israelites may go through the sea on dry ground.
17 I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians and they will go after them then I will get glory through Pharaoh, all his army, his chariots and horsemen.
18 Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD when I have gotten glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and horsemen."
19 Then the angel of God, who was leading before the army of Israel, moved and went behind them. The pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and stood behind them.
20 It came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel. There was the cloud and the darkness, yet it lit up the night so that one could not come near the other all night.
21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea and the LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and made the sea into dry land and the waters were divided.
22 The Israelites went through the sea on the dry ground, and the waters formed a wall for them on their right and on their left.
23 Then the Egyptians pursued and followed them into the middle of the sea, all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots and horsemen.
24 In the morning watch the LORD looked down on the Egyptian army from the pillar of fire and cloud, and threw the Egyptian army into a panic.
25 He clogged up their chariot wheels so they drove with difficulty. The Egyptians cried, "Let us flee from Israel; for the LORD is fighting for them against the Egyptians."
26 Then the LORD told Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the waters may surge back over the Egyptians, their chariots and their horsemen."
27 So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal depth at sunrise and the Egyptians fled before it. So the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
28 The waters returned and covered the chariots and horsemen, the entire army of Pharaoh that chased after them in the sea, not one of them survived.
29 But the Israelites walked through the middle of the sea on dry land; and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
30 That is how the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.
31 When Israel saw the great power which the LORD displayed over the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in his servant Moses.
DASV: Exodus 15
1 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD,
"I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
2 The LORD is my strength and song,
and he has become my salvation.
This One is my God, and I will praise him;
my father's God, and I will exalt him.
The LORD is a warrior;
the LORD is his name.
4 Pharaoh's chariots and his army he has cast into the sea,
and his chosen officers are drowned in the Red Sea.
5 The deep waters covered them.
They dropped down into the depths like a stone.
6 Your right hand, O LORD, is glorious in power,
Your right hand, O LORD, shattered the enemy.
In the greatness of your majesty
you overthrew those who rose up against you.
You unleashed your wrath,
it consumed them like stubble.
8 By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up,
the floods stood upright as a heap;
the deep waters hardened in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil.
My desire will devour them;
I will draw my sword,
my hand shall destroy them.'
10 You blew with your breath, the sea covered them.
They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods?
Who is like you, glorious in holiness,
awesome in splendor, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out your right hand,
The earth swallowed them.
13 In your steadfast love you led the people whom you have redeemed.
You guided them by your strength to your holy dwelling.
14 The nations have heard, they tremble;
anguish has seized the inhabitants of Philistia.
15 The chiefs of Edom were dismayed;
The mighty men of Moab, trembling has seized them.
All the inhabitants of Canaan melted away.
16 Terror and dread has fallen on them;
By the greatness of your arm they are as still as a stone;
Till your people pass over, O LORD,
Till the people pass by whom you have purchased.
17 You will bring them in and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance,
the place, O LORD, where you have made for your dwelling,
the sanctuary, O Lord, that your hands have established.
18 The LORD will reign forever and ever."
19 For Pharaoh's horses with his chariots and horsemen rushed into the sea,
and the LORD brought the waters of the sea back on them;
but the Israelites walked on dry land through the middle of the sea.
20 Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing.
21 Miriam led their response,
"Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea."
22 Then Moses led Israel away from the Red Sea, and they went out to the wilderness of Shur. They went three days into the wilderness and found no water.
23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, because they were bitter, that is why its name was called Marah.
24 So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, "What can we drink?"
25 So Moses cried to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree. Then he threw it into the water, and the water turned sweet. There he made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there he tested them.
26 He said, "If you will listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God, and will do what is right in his eyes, and will give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, then I will bring none of the diseases on you which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the LORD who heals you."
27 Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and 70 palm trees and they camped there by the water.
DASV: Exodus 16
1 Then they set out from Elim and the whole Israelite community came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their leaving the land of Egypt.
2 The whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
3 The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread till we were full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger."
4 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Look, I will rain down bread from heaven for you; and the people will go out and gather a day's portion every day. So I will test them whether they will walk in my law or not.
5 On the sixth day they should prepare what they bring in and it will be twice as much as they gather on normal days."
6 Then Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, "At evening you will know that the LORD has brought you out of the land of Egypt.
7 In the morning you will see the glory of the LORD; for he has heard your grumblings against the LORD and who are we that you should complain against us?"
8 Then Moses said, "You will understand this when the LORD provides you meat to eat in the evening and in the morning your fill of bread, for the LORD has heard your grumblings that you grumbled against him. Who are we? Your complaints are not against us, but against the LORD."
9 Moses said to Aaron, "Tell all the Israelite community, 'Come near before the LORD; for he has heard your complaining."
10 As Aaron spoke to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the wilderness, where the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud."
11 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
12 "I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites, tell them, 'At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread then you will know that I am the LORD your God."
13 That evening quails came and covered the camp, and in the morning the dew covered the camp.
14 When the dew had evaporated there on the wilderness ground was a fine flaky substance like a thin frost on the ground.
15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, "What is it?" For they did not know what it was. Then Moses said to them, "It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat."
16 This is what the LORD has commanded, "Each one of you is to gather as much as he needs. Two quarts per person according to the number that are in his tent."
17 The Israelites did so and gathered some more, some less.
18 When they measured it by unit the one who gathered much had nothing over, and the one who gathered little had no lack. Each person gathered as much as they wanted to eat.
19 Then Moses said to them, "Let no one leave any of it until the morning."
20 But they did not listen to Moses and some of them left part of it until the morning, and it bred worms and began to stink. So Moses became angry with them.
21 They gathered it morning by morning, every one according to what he wanted to eat and when the sun warmed up, it melted.
22 On the sixth day they gathered twice as much food, four quarts for each one, and all the community leaders came and told this to Moses.
23 Then he said to them, "This is what the LORD commanded, 'Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. Bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil today and anything that remains left over put aside for yourself until the morning.'"
24 So they set it aside until the morning, as Moses ordered, and it did not stink, nor were there any worms in it.
25 Then Moses said, "Eat it today; for today is a Sabbath to the LORD. Today you will not find it in the field.
26 Six days you will gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, there will be none."
27 On the seventh day, some people went out to gather it, and found none.
28 Then the LORD said to Moses, "How long will you refuse keep my commandments and my instructions?
29 See, the LORD has given you the Sabbath. That is why he gives you the food for two days on the sixth day. Each of you should remain in his place, let no one go out of his place on the seventh day."
30 So the people rested on the seventh day.
31 The house of Israel called its name "manna." It was like coriander seed, white, and it tasted like wafers of honey.
32 Then Moses said, "This is the thing the LORD has commanded, 'Let a two-quart pot of it be kept for coming generations, that they may see the food with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.
33 Then Moses said to Aaron, "Take a pot and put two quarts of manna in it, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for future generations.
34 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron put it before the Testimony, to be preserved.
35 So the Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a habitable land. They ate the manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
36 Now the two quarts, an omer, was about a tenth of an ephah."
DASV: Exodus 17
1 Now the whole Israelite community journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, moving from place to place according to the instruction of the LORD. They camped in Rephidim but there was no water for the people to drink.
2 So the people quarreled with Moses and demanded, "Give us water to drink." Moses responded to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?"
3 But the people were thirsty for water, so the people murmured against Moses and said, "Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to kill us, our children and our cattle with thirst?"
4 Then Moses cried to the LORD, "What shall I do with this people? They are just about ready to stone me."
5 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go ahead of the people and take with you some of the elders of Israel along with your staff in your hand, with which you struck the Nile, and go.
6 Look, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb and you will strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink." Then Moses did it in the sight of the elders of Israel.
7 So he called the name of the place Massah (test), and Meribah (arguing), because there the Israelites quarreled and tested the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD among us, or not?"
8 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
9 So Moses said to Joshua, "Choose some men to go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand."
10 Joshua did as Moses instructed him and fought with Amalek. Moses, Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
11 Whenever Moses held up his hand Israel would win but when he let his hand down Amalek would win.
12 But Moses' hands became heavy so they took a stone and propped it up under him for him to sit on. Then Aaron and Hur held up his hands one on the one side and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the sun went down.
13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the sword.
14 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write this down on a scroll as a reminder and recite it in the ears of Joshua: 'I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.'"
15 Moses built an altar and called the name of it Yahweh-nissi (the LORD is my banner);
16 for he said, "A hand was lifted up to the throne of the LORD because the LORD will make war with Amalek from generation to generation."
DASV: Exodus 18
1 Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and how that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt.
2 After Moses had sent his wife Zipporah home, Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, had taken her in,
3 along with her two sons. The name of the one was Gershom, for he said, "I have been a foreigner in a foreign land."
4 The name of the other was Eliezer, for he said, "The God of my father was my help and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh."
5 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness where he was camped at the mountain of God.
6 He sent word to Moses, "I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you, with your wife and her two sons."
7 Then Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and bowed down and kissed him. They asked about each other's welfare then they entered into the tent.
8 Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done to Pharaoh and the Egyptians for Israel's sake; all the hardships that had happened along the way and how the LORD had delivered them.
9 Jethro was thrilled with all the good things that the LORD had done for Israel in delivering them out of the hand of the Egyptians.
10 Then Jethro said, "Blessed be the LORD, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh; who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods; because he rescued the people from Egyptians who had so arrogantly oppressed them."
12 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, brought a burnt offering and sacrifices for God. Aaron and all the elders of Israel came to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law in God's presence.
13 The next day, Moses sat to judge the people while the people stood around Moses from morning until evening.
14 When Moses' father-in-law saw all that he did for the people, he asked, "What is this that you are doing for the people? Why do you sit judging by yourself alone and all the people stand around you from morning until evening?"
15 Moses answered his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.
16 When they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between a man and his neighbor. I inform them of the decrees of God and his laws."
17 Moses' father-in-law said to him, "What you are doing is not good.
18 You will surely wear yourself out, both you and these people who are with you. For this thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do all by yourself.
19 Now listen to me, I will give you advice and may God be with you. You should represent the people to God, and bring their cases to God.
20 Teach them the decrees and the laws, and show them the way they should go and the work they should do.
21 But choose out of all the people, capable men, who fear God, honest men who hate dishonest gain. Put them over the people as rulers of thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.
22 Let them judge the people at all times. But every difficult case they may bring to you, but every minor matter they can judge by themselves. So it will be easier for you and they will help share the load with you.
23 If you do this, and God commands you so, then you will be able to endure, and all these people also will be able to go home satisfied."
24 So Moses listened to the advice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said.
25 Then Moses chose capable men from all Israel and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.
26 They judged the people at all times; the hard cases they brought to Moses but every minor matter they judged by themselves.
27 Then Moses sent his father-in-law on his way and he returned to his own land.
DASV: Exodus 19
1 In the third month after the Israelites had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day they came to the wilderness of Sinai.
2 When they journeyed from Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai, where they camped in the wilderness. There Israel camped in front of the mountain.
3 Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, "This is what you will say to the house of Jacob and tell the Israelites:
4 'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.
5 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant then you will be my special possession from among all peoples. For although all the earth is mine,
6 you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words you will speak to the Israelites."
7 So Moses came and summoned the elders of the people and presented all these words that the LORD had commanded him.
8 All the people answered together, "All that the LORD has commanded, we will do." So Moses reported the words of the people back to the LORD.
9 Then the LORD said to Moses, "I am coming to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and believe you forever." Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.
10 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to the people, and consecrate them today and tomorrow and have them wash their clothes,
11 and be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
12 You must set boundaries for the people all around it, saying, "Be careful not to go up onto the mountain or touch its border. Whoever touches the mountain will be put to death."
13 No hand will touch him, but he shall be stoned or shot through with arrows whether it is an animal or a human being. He shall not live. But only when the trumpet sounds a long blast may they go up on the mountain."
14 So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people; and they washed their clothes.
15 Then he said to the people, "Be ready for the third day. Do not have sexual relations with your wives."
16 On the third day in the morning, there were thunder and lightning and a thick cloud on the mountain. There was a loud trumpet blast and all the people that were in the camp trembled.
17 Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God and they stood at the foot of the mountain.
18 Now Mount Sinai was totally covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire, and its smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace and the whole mountain shook violently.
19 When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him with thunder.
20 The LORD came down on Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. The LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain and Moses went up.
21 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go back down, warn the people, so they do not break through to see the LORD or many of them will perish.
22 Let even the priests who come near to the LORD, consecrate themselves so that the LORD does not break out on them."
23 Moses said to the LORD, "The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai for you warned us, saying, 'Set boundaries around the mountain and consecrate it.'"
24 The LORD replied, "Go down and when you come up bring Aaron with you, but do not let the priests or the people break through to come up to the LORD so he will not break out against them."
25 So Moses went down to the people and told them.
DASV: Exodus 20
1 Then God spoke all these words, saying,
2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 You shall have no other gods before me.
4 You shall not make for yourselves a graven image, nor any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth.
5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I, the LORD your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,
6 and showing steadfast love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work;
10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the resident foreigner who is within your gates.
11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.
12 Honor your father and mother that your days may be long in the land the LORD your God gives you.
13 You shall not murder.
14 You shall not commit adultery.
15 You shall not steal.
16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 You shall not covet your neighbor's house, you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's."
18 Then all the people observed the thunderings and lightnings, and the sound of the ram's horn, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance.
19 So they said to Moses, "You speak to us, and we will listen, but do not let God speak with us or we will die."
20 Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid, for God has come to prove you, that his fear may be upon you so that you do not sin."
21 But the people stood at a distance and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.
22 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell this to the Israelites, 'You have seen for yourselves that I spoke with you from heaven.
23 You shall not make any gods of silver alongside me, you shall not make for yourselves idols of silver or gold.
24 You shall make an altar of earth for me, and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep, and your oxen; in every place where I cause my name to be remembered I will come to you and I will bless you.
25 But if you make an altar of stone, you shall build it of uncut stones; for if you use your tool on it, you have profaned it.
26 You shall not go up steps to my altar so that your nakedness is not exposed on it.'"
DASV: Exodus 21
1 "Now these are the legal judgments that you are to set before them.
2 If you buy a Hebrew slave, he will serve you six years and in the seventh he will go free, paying nothing.
3 If he came in by himself, he will go free by himself; if he came in married, then his wife will go free with him.
4 If his master gave him a wife and she bore him sons or daughters; the wife and her children will be her master's, and he will go free by himself.
5 But if the servant declares, 'I love my master, my wife and my children; I will not go out free;'
6 then his master must bring him to the judges, and his master will bring him to the door, or to the doorpost; and his master will pierce his ear through with an awl; and he will serve him forever.
7 And if a man sells his daughter to be a female slave, she will not go out as the male slaves do.
8 If she does not please her master, who has promised to marry her, then he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has dealt unfairly with her.
9 If he promises her in marriage to his son, he will deal with her according to the customs like she was a daughter.
10 If he takes another woman; her food, clothes and marital rights, he must not diminish.
11 If he does not provide these three things for her, then she will go free, paying nothing.
12 Whoever strikes a person so that he dies, must be put to death.
13 But if he did not do it with premeditation, but God lets him fall into his hand; then I will appoint a place for you where he may flee to.
14 But if he deliberately attacked his neighbor to slay him with cunning; you will take him even from my altar that he may be put to death.
15 Whoever strikes his father or his mother, must be put to death.
16 Whoever kidnaps someone and sells him or if he is found with him in his possession, he must be put to death.
17 Whoever curses his father or his mother, must be put to death.
18 If men fight and one strikes the other with a stone or his fist, and he does not die, but is confined to his bed;
19 if he recovers and walks outside with his staff, then the one who struck him will be innocent but he must pay for the loss of his time and care for him until he is totally healed.
20 If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies; the owner must be punished.
21 But if the slave recovers in a day or two, he should not be punished; since he is his property.
22 If men fight and hit a pregnant woman so that her child is born prematurely, but without serious injury; he will surely be fined, in accordance to the demands of the woman's husband and as the court determines.
23 But if there is any serious injury, then you shall pay life for life,
24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
25 burning for burning, wound for wound, and bruise for bruise.
26 If a man strikes the eye of his male or female slave, and destroys it; he must let him go free as compensation for the eye.
27 If he knock out his male or female slave's tooth, he must let him go free as compensation for the tooth.
28 If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox must be stoned and its flesh may not be eaten. But the owner of the ox will not be held liable.
29 But if the ox had been known to gore in time past, and its owner was warned and he did not keep it in, then if it kills a man or a woman, the ox must be stoned and its owner must also be put to death.
30 If a ransom is required, then he must pay the redemption for his life whatever is demanded of him.
31 Whether it gores a son or a daughter, the owner will be dealt with according to this same rule.
32 If the ox gore a male or female slave, then the owner must pay their master thirty shekels of silver and the ox must be stoned.
33 If a man opens a pit or if a man digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,
34 the owner of the pit must make full restitution; he must pay money to its owner and he may keep the dead animal.
35 If one man's ox hurt another's, so that it dies, then they will sell the live ox, divide the money for it and split up the dead animal.
36 But if the ox was known to gore in time past, and its owner did not keep it in, he must pay ox for ox, but he may keep the dead animal."
DASV: Exodus 22
1 "If a man steals an ox or a sheep and kills or sells it, he must pay back five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
2 If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, the one who struck him shall not be guilty of bloodshed.
3 If the sun has risen on him, there shall be guilt for his bloodshed; and he must make full restitution. If he has nothing to repay with, then he himself will be sold for his theft.
4 If the stolen animal is found alive in his possession, whether it be an ox, donkey or sheep, he shall repay double.
5 If a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed on, or lets his animal loose, and it grazes in another man's field; he must make restitution from the best of his own field and of the best of his own vineyard.
6 If a fire breaks out and catches the thorn bushes on fire, so that the stacked or the standing grain or the field is consumed; he who started the fire must make restitution.
7 If a man gives his neighbor money or stuff for safekeeping, and it is stolen out of the man's house; if the thief is caught, he must repay double.
8 If the thief is not found, then the owner of the house must be brought before God to determine whether he has laid his hand on his neighbor's goods.
9 For every case of illegal possession, whether it be an ox, a donkey, sheep, clothes, or for any kind of lost thing, where someone says, "This is mine," the cause of both parties will be brought before God and the one who God declares guilty must repay double to his neighbor.
10 If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, ox, sheep or any beast for safekeeping; and it dies, is hurt, or is carried off, without anyone seeing it,
11 then an oath before the LORD will be taken by the both of them, that he has not laid his hand on his neighbor's goods; and the owner thereof should accept it, and he will not have to make restitution.
12 But if it is stolen from him, he will repay its owner.
13 If it is torn in pieces by a wild animal, then he will bring it for evidence and he will not have to make restitution for the mangled animal.
14 If a man borrows any animal from his neighbor, and it is hurt, or dies when its owner was not with it, the borrower must make full restitution.
15 But if its owner was with it, the borrower will not have to repay. If it was rented out, it is covered by the rental fee.
16 And if a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride price for her to be his wife.
17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the standard bride-price for virgins.
18 You must not allow a sorceress to live.
19 Whoever has sexual relations with an animal must be put to death.
20 He who sacrifices to any god other than the LORD, must be totally destroyed.
21 You must not mistreat a foreigner or oppress him, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
22 You must not exploit any widow or orphan.
23 If you take advantage of them at all, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry;
24 and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword and your wives will be widows and your children fatherless.
25 If you lend money to any of my people who are poor, you shall not be like a moneylender; do not charge him interest.
26 If you take your neighbor's cloak as collateral for a loan, restore it to him before the sun sets,
27 for that is his only covering; it is his only cloak for his body. What else does he have to sleep in? And when he cries out to me, I will listen, for I am gracious.
28 You must not blaspheme God or curse a ruler of your people.
29 You must not delay an offering from your grain harvest or the product of your wine presses. Your firstborn sons you shall give to me.
30 Do the same with your oxen and your sheep. For seven days it may stay with its mother but on the eighth day you shall give it to me.
31 You will be a holy people to me. Therefore do not eat any meat that is torn by wild animals in the field. You must throw it to the dogs."
DASV: Exodus 23
1 "You shall not spread a false report. Do not join hands with the wicked by being a malicious witness.
2 You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; you shall not testify in a lawsuit siding with the crowd so as to pervert justice.
3 You shall not be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit.
4 If you find your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you should bring it back to him.
5 If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen under its burden, you should not just leave it there, you must help by setting it free.
6 You shall not deny justice to your poor in his lawsuit.
7 Keep away from a false charge and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.
8 You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who should see and twists the words of the righteous.
9 You shall not oppress a foreigner, since you know the heart of a foreigner, seeing you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
10 For six years you shall sow your land and harvest its crops.
11 But on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow; that the poor of your people may eat and what they leave the animals of the field may eat. Do the same thing for your vineyards and your olive groves.
12 Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; so that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and your female slave's son and the foreigner may be refreshed.
13 Pay attention to everything I have said to you. Do not mention the name of other gods, or let them be heard on your lips.
14 Three times a year you shall hold a feast to me.
15 The Feast of Unleavened Bread you shall celebrate; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib for that's when you came out from Egypt. No one shall appear before me empty-handed.
16 Celebrate the Feast of Harvest, from the first fruits of your labors which you have sown in the field. Celebrate the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in your harvest from the field.
17 Three times in the year all your males must appear before the Lord GOD.
18 You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread or shall any of the fat of my feast remain until the next morning.
19 The first of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young goat in it mother's milk.
20 See, I am sending an angel before you, to protect you along the way and to bring you into the place that I have prepared.
21 Pay attention to him and listen to his voice. Do not rebel against him, or he will not pardon your transgression, for my name is in him.
22 But if you listen carefully to his voice and do all that I say; then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
23 For my angel will go before you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and the Jebusites, and I will wipe them out.
24 You must not bow down to their gods, or serve them, or follow their practices. You must totally demolish them and smash their sacred pillars to pieces.
25 You shall serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your bread and your water and I will take sickness away from among you.
26 No one will miscarry her young or be barren in your land. I will give you a long life full of days.
27 I will send my terror before you and will throw into confusion all the people who oppose you and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you and run.
28 I will send hornets before you that will drive out the Hivite, Canaanite and Hittite from before you.
29 I will not drive them out in one year or the land would become desolate and the wild animals would multiply against you.
30 Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to possess the land.
31 I will set your border from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates River. For I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand and you will drive them out before you.
32 You shall not make a covenant with them or with their gods.
33 They shall not dwell in your land lest they make you sin against me; for if you serve their gods it will surely be a snare to you."
DASV: Exodus 24
1 Then he said to Moses, "Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship at a distance.
2 But Moses alone may come near the LORD, but the others may not come near, and the people may not come up with him."
3 Then Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the regulations. All the people answered with one voice, and said, "All the words that the LORD has spoken we will do."
4 So Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. Early the next morning he got up and built an altar at the foot of the mountain. He set up twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
5 Then he sent young Israelite men, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the LORD.
6 Moses took half of the blood and put it in bowls. The other half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. They responded, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do. We will obey."
8 So Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, "This is the blood of the covenant, that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words."
9 Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up.
10 They saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was pavement like sapphire stone and it was as clear as the sky itself.
11 But God did not lay his hand upon the chief Israelite men. So they saw God and ate and drank.
12 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain and wait there. I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and the commandment that I have written, in order that you may teach them."
13 So Moses set out with Joshua his assistant. Moses climbed up the mountain of God.
14 But he told the elders, "Wait here for us, until we come back to you. Aaron and Hur will stay with you. Whoever has a conflict, he may go to them.
15 Then Moses climbed the mountain and the cloud covered the mountain.
16 The glory of the LORD stayed on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day he called to Moses from within the cloud.
17 Now in the eyes of the Israelites, the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on top of the mountain.
18 Moses entered into the cloud when he climbed up the mountain. Moses stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
DASV: Exodus 25
1 Then the LORD said to Moses,
2 "Tell the Israelites to take an offering for me. From every one whose heart willingly moves him, receive my offering.
3 This is the offering that you may accept from them: gold, silver and bronze,
4 blue, purple and scarlet yarns and fine linen, goats' hair,
5 rams' skins dyed red, fine leather, acacia wood,
6 olive oil for the lamps, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,
7 onyx stones and gems to be set in the ephod and the breastpiece.
8 Let them make a sanctuary for me so that I may dwell among them.
9 According to all that I show you regarding the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, that is exactly how you are to make it.
10 They shall make an ark of acacia wood: 45 inches long, 27 inches wide and 27 inches high.
11 You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out, and make a molding of gold around it.
12 You shall cast four rings of gold for it and put them on its four feet with two rings on the one side and two rings on the other.
13 You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
14 You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark in order to carry the ark.
15 The poles shall be left in the rings of the ark. They shall not be removed from it.
16 You shall put into the ark, the testimony tablets that I will give you.
17 You shall make a mercy-seat lid of pure gold. It shall be 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.
18 You shall make two cherubim of gold; you shall make them from hammered metal on the two ends of the mercy-seat lid.
19 Make one cherub on the one end and one cherub on the other end. The cherubim on the two ends shall be made as one piece with the mercy-seat lid.
20 The cherubim shall spread out their wings upward, covering over the mercy-seat lid with their wings having their faces facing each other with their faces looking in toward the mercy-seat lid.
21 You shall put the mercy-seat lid on the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony tablets that I will give you.
22 I will meet with you there and from above the mercy-seat lid between the two cherubim that are on the ark of the testimony I will communicate to you all of my commands for the Israelites.
23 You shall make a table of acacia wood: 36 inches long, 18 inches wide and 27 inches high.
24 You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding rim around it.
25 You shall make around it a border rim 3 inches wide and make a gold molding around its rim.
26 You shall make four rings of gold for it and put the rings in the four corners where its four legs are.
27 The rings shall be close to the rim as places for the poles used to carry the table.
28 You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold, so that the table may be carried with them.
29 You shall make its dishes, pans, pitchers and the jars of pure gold for the pouring out drink offerings.
30 You shall put the bread of the Presence on the table before me always.
31 You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The base and shaft of the lampstand shall be made of hammered metal along with its cups, buds, and flowers from one piece of metal.
32 There shall be six branches going out of its sides, three branches of the lampstand on the one side and three branches on the other.
33 There shall be three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms on each branch and three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms on the other branch, similarly for all six branches that shall extend from the lampstand.
34 On the lampstand center make four cups made like almond flowers with its buds and blossoms.
35 There will be a bud under each two branches one piece with it, and a bud under the next two branches one piece with it and a bud under the third two branches one piece with it according to the six branches extending from the lampstand.
36 Their buds and branches shall all be one piece all of it hammered out of pure gold.
37 You shall make the seven lamps for it and set the lamps on it so that they give light in front of it.
38 Its snuffers and trays shall be of pure gold.
39 The lampstand and its utensils shall be made of seventy-five pounds of pure gold.
40 Make sure that you make them according to the pattern that has been shown to you on the mountain."
DASV: Exodus 26
1 "Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twined linen, and blue, purple and scarlet thread with cherubim embroidered by a skilful artist.
2 Each curtain shall be 42 feet long and 6 feet wide. All the curtains shall have exactly the same measurement.
3 Five curtains shall be joined together and a second set of five curtains also joined one to another.
4 You shall make loops of blue on the edge of the one curtain set. Likewise you shall make loops in the edge of the curtain on the last curtain of the second set.
5 Make the fifty loops in the one curtain and make fifty loops in the edge of the curtain that is in the second set. The loops shall match up opposite each other.
6 You shall make fifty gold clasps and join the long curtains sets to one another with the clasps, so that the tabernacle is one whole unit.
7 You shall make curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle. Make eleven curtains.
8 Each curtain shall be 45 feet long and 6 feet wide. All eleven curtains shall have exactly the same measurements.
9 You shall join five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, then double back the sixth curtain at the front of the tent.
10 You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the end curtain in the set and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that joins the second set.
11 Make fifty bronze clasps and put the clasps into the loops to join the tent together, so that it may be one whole unit.
12 Now the part that is left over of the tent curtains, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle.
13 Let the 18 inches on the one side, and the 18 inches on the other side left over on the length of the curtains of the tent hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.
14 You shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red and an outer covering of fine leather.
15 You shall make the frames for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.
16 Each board will be fifteen feet long, and 27 inches wide.
17 Two pegs shall be in each board to fasten one to another. Make all the boards of the tabernacle this way.
18 You shall make the frames for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side.
19 Make forty bases of silver to fit under the twenty boards; two bases per board for its two pegs, and two bases under the next board for its two pegs.
20 Make for the second side of the tabernacle, twenty boards on the north side,
21 and their forty bases of silver, two bases for the first board, and two bases under the next board.
22 Make six boards for the rear of the tabernacle on the west.
23 Make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle in the rear part.
24 They shall be double at the bottom but joined together at the top with one ring. Make both of them the same. They shall form the back two corners.
25 So there shall be eight boards, and their sixteen bases of silver; two bases under the first board, and two bases under the next board.
26 Make crossbars of acacia wood: five for the framing boards for the one side of the tabernacle,
27 and five crossbars for the framing boards for the other side of the tabernacle, and five crossbars for the framing boards for the back side of the tabernacle on the west.
28 The middle bar in the middle of the framing boards shall pass from end to end.
29 You shall overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold to hold the crossbars. Overlay the crossbars with gold.
30 Then you shall set up the tabernacle according to the pattern you were shown on the mountain.
31 You shall make a special curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen. Embroider it with cherubim made by a skilful artist.
32 You shall hang it on four pillars of acacia wood overlaid with gold having hooks of gold and four silver bases.
33 Hang up this curtain under the clasps and bring the ark of the testimony in behind this curtain. This special curtain shall separate for you between the holy place and the most holy place.
34 You shall put the mercy-seat on the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
35 Set the table outside the curtain and the lampstand on the south side across from the table. Put the table on the north side.
36 You shall make a curtain for the entrance of the tent of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer.
37 You shall make for the curtain five pillars of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. Their hooks shall be of gold and you shall cast five bronze bases for them."
DASV: Exodus 27
1 "You shall make the altar of acacia wood, seven feet six inches long, and seven feet six inches wide; the altar shall be square and four feet six inches high.
2 On its four corners you shall make horns for it. Its horns shall be of one piece with the altar and you shall overlay it with bronze.
3 Make its pots to take away its ashes, and shovels, basins, meat-hooks and its firepans, all its utensils of bronze.
4 You shall make a bronze grating for it and on the four corners of the net make four bronze rings.
5 You shall install it under the ledge of the altar, so that the net may reach halfway down the altar.
6 You shall make poles of acacia wood for the altar overlaid with bronze.
7 And its rods shall be put into the rings, and the rods shall be on the two sides of the altar when it is carried.
8 Make the altar a hollow box with boards. Make it just like you were shown on the mountain.
9 You shall make the courtyard of the tabernacle. On the south side there shall be hanging curtains for the courtyard of fine twined linen a hundred fifty feet long for one side.
10 There shall be twenty posts and twenty bases of bronze. The hooks and their rings for the posts shall be made of silver.
11 Likewise the length of the north side shall have hanging curtains a hundred fifty feet long. There shall be twenty posts and bases of bronze. The hooks and rings for the posts shall be made of silver.
12 The width of the courtyard on the west side shall have hanging curtains seventy-five feet long. There shall be ten pillars and their ten bases.
13 The width of the courtyard on the east side shall be seventh-five feet.
14 The hanging curtains for the one side of the entrance shall be twenty-two and a half feet long with three posts and their three bases.
15 On the other side shall be hanging curtains twenty-two and a half feet long with three posts and their three bases.
16 The entrance of the court shall be a thirty foot long curtain made of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer with four posts and their four bases.
17 All the posts around the courtyard shall have hooks and bands of silver and bronze bases.
18 The length of the courtyard shall be a fifty yards and the width twenty-five yards with fine twined linen hanging curtains seven and one half feet tall with their bronze bases.
19 All the utensils of the tabernacle used in its service and all its tent pegs and all the pegs for the courtyard shall be made of bronze.
20 You shall command the Israelites to bring you pure olive oil pressed for the light so that the lamps may burn continually.
21 In the Tent of Meeting, outside the special curtain which is in front of the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall attend to it from evening to morning before the LORD. It shall be a permanent ordinance throughout their generations among the Israelites."
DASV: Exodus 28
1 "Then bring near Aaron your brother and his sons with him, from among the Israelites so that they may serve as my priests--Aaron and his sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
2 You shall make holy garments for your brother Aaron for glory and for beauty.
3 You shall speak to all who are wise-hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron's garments to consecrate him so that he may serve as my priest.
4 These are the garments that they shall make: a breastpiece, an ephod, and a robe, and a woven tunic, a turban and a sash. They shall make holy garments for your brother Aaron and his sons, so that they may serve as my priests.
5 They shall use gold, blue, purple, scarlet and fine linen.
6 They shall make the ephod of gold, blue, purple, scarlet and fine twined linen, the work of the skilful craftsman.
7 It shall have two shoulder pieces attached to its two ends, so it may be joined together.
8 The skillfully woven waistband on it shall match it being made of the same materials of gold, blue, purple, scarlet and fine twined linen.
9 You shall take two onyx stones and engrave the names of the sons of Israel on them.
10 Six of their names on the one stone and the names of the other six on the other stone, in order of their birth.
11 As a jeweler engraves a signet, you shall engrave the two stones, with the names of the sons of Israel. Have them mounted in settings of gold filigree.
12 You shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the Israelites. Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial.
13 You shall make filigree settings of gold,
14 and two braided chains of pure gold; like a cord, and attach the corded chains to the filigree settings.
15 You shall make a breastpiece for making decisions, the work of the skilful craftsman. It shall match the ephod made of gold, blue, purple, scarlet and fine twined linen.
16 It shall be square, folded double as a pouch; nine inches long and nine inches wide.
17 You shall mount in it settings for stones, four rows of stones. The first row will have red carnelian, a topaz, and a beryl;
18 the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire and a moonstone;
19 the third row, a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst;
20 and the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx and a jasper. They shall be mounted in gold filigree settings.
21 There shall be twelve stones according to the names of the sons of Israel. They shall be engraved like a seal each one with the name of the twelve tribes.
22 Make for the breastpiece braided chains like cords, woven of pure gold.
23 You shall make on the breastpiece two rings of gold, and attach the two rings to the two ends of the breastpiece.
24 You shall attach the two woven gold chains to the two rings on the ends of the breastpiece.
25 The other two ends of the two woven chains you shall attach to the two settings and attach them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front of it.
26 You shall make two rings of gold and attach them on the two edges of the breastpiece, on the inside next to the ephod.
27 You shall make two rings of gold and put them on the bottom of the two shoulder pieces on the front of the ephod, at the seam just above the decorative waistband of the ephod.
28 They shall tie the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, so it may be above the decorative waistband of the ephod, and so that the breastpiece shall not come loose from the ephod.
29 Aaron will bear the names of the sons of Israel in the breastpiece of decision upon his heart when he goes into the holy place for a continual memorial before the LORD.
30 And you shall put inside the breastpiece of decision the Urim and the Thummim. They shall be on Aaron's heart when he goes in before the LORD. Aaron shall bear the decisions for the Israelites on his heart before the LORD continually.
31 You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue.
32 Ιt shall have an opening for the head in the middle of it, with a woven edge around its opening, like a collar around the opening, so that it will not tear.
33 On its lower hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet all around its hem and golden bells between them.
34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, alternating around the lower hem of the robe.
35 Aaron shall wear it when he ministers and its sound will be heard when he goes in to the holy place before the LORD, and when he comes out, so that he does not die.
36 You shall make a plate of pure gold, and engrave on it, like the engravings of a seal, 'Holy to the LORD.'
37 You shall attach a blue cord and attach it on the front of the turban.
38 It shall be on Aaron's forehead and Aaron shall bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the Israelites shall sanctify by all their holy gifts. It shall be always on his forehead that they may find favor before the LORD.
39 You shall weave a tunic of fine linen, and you shall make a turban of fine linen, and you shall make the sash, the work of the embroiderer.
40 You shall make tunics, sashes, and head bands for Aaron's sons, for glory and for beauty.
41 You shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him. Then you shall anoint, consecrate and sanctify them, so that they may serve as my priests.
42 You shall make them linen undergarments to cover their naked bodies; from the hips to the thighs.
43 And they shall be worn by Aaron and his sons when they go in to the Tent of Meeting, or when they come near to the altar to minister in the holy place; so that they do not incur guilt on themselves and die. It will be a permanent ordinance for him and his descendants after him."
DASV: Exodus 29
1 "This is what you shall do to consecrate them, so that they may minister to me as priests. Take one young bull and two rams without defect,
2 and unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with olive oil and unleavened wafers spread with oil. You shall make them of fine wheat flour.
3 You shall put them into one basket and bring them in the basket with the bull and the two rams.
4 Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting and wash them with water.
5 You shall take the garments and clothe Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod, and the breastpiece, and wrap the skilfully woven waistband around the ephod.
6 You shall set the turban on his head and put the holy medallion on the turban.
7 Then you shall take the anointing oil, pour it on his head and anoint him.
8 Bring forward his sons and clothe them with the tunics.
9 Warp Aaron and his sons with the waist sashes, and tie headbands on them, and they shall have the priesthood by perpetual ordinance.
This is how you shall consecrate Aaron and his sons.
10 You shall bring the bull before the Tent of Meeting. There Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the bull.
11 Then you shall slay the bull before the LORD at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.
12 Take of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
13 You shall take all the fat that covers the internal organs, the lobe on the liver, the two kidneys and the fat that is on them and burn them upon the altar.
14 But the flesh of the bull, its skin and its dung, you shall burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.
15 You shall also take the one ram, then Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram.
16 Then you shall slay the ram and you shall take its blood and sprinkle it around against the sides of the altar.
17 You shall cut the ram into pieces and wash its internal organs and legs and put them with the other pieces and its head.
18 Then you shall burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD, a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD.
19 Then you shall take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram.
20 Slay the ram and take some of its blood and put it on the lobes of the right ear of Aaron and his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot and then sprinkle the remaining blood around on the sides of the altar.
21 You shall take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and their garments with him. Then he shall be holy along with his garments, his sons, and his sons' garments.
22 Also you shall take the fat of the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the internal organs, the lobe of the liver, the two kidneys and the fat that is on them along with the right thigh; for it is a ram of consecration,
23 and one loaf of bread, one cake of oiled bread and one wafer from the basket of unleavened bread that is before the LORD.
24 You shall put all these in the hands of Aaron and his sons and wave them as a wave offering before the LORD.
25 You shall take them from their hands and burn them on the altar along with the burnt offering for a sweet aroma before the LORD. It is an offering made by fire to the LORD.
26 You shall take the breast of Aaron's ram of consecration, and wave it for a wave offering before the LORD and it shall be your portion.
27 Then you shall consecrate the breast of the wave offering and the thigh from the ram of consecration, for Aaron and his sons.
28 It belongs to Aaron and his sons as their portion forever from the Israelites for it is a offering and it shall be an offering from the Israelites from the sacrifices of their fellowship offerings. It is their offering to the LORD.
29 The holy garments of Aaron shall be handed down to his sons after him; they shall be anointed and consecrated in them.
30 The son who is priest after him shall put them on for seven days when he comes to the Tent of Meeting to minister in the holy place.
31 You shall take the ram of consecration and boil its meat in a holy place.
32 Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the meat of the ram and the bread that is in the basket at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.
33 They alone may eat those things by which atonement was made, to ordain and consecrate them. But no one else may eat these things because they are holy.
34 If any of the meat of the ordination or any of the bread is left over until morning, then you shall burn it up with fire. It must not be eaten, because it is holy.
35 This is what you will do to Aaron and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded you. For seven days you shall consecrate them.
36 Every day you shall offer a bull for a sin offering for atonement. You shall purify the altar when you make atonement for it. You shall anoint it to consecrate it.
37 Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and consecrate it. Afterwards the altar shall be absolutely holy. Whatever touches the altar will be holy.
38 Now this is that what you shall offer on the altar daily: two lambs a year old.
39 Offer the one lamb in the morning and the other lamb in the evening.
40 With the one lamb offer a two quarts of fine flour mixed with the one quart of oil from pressed olives and the one quart of wine for a drink offering.
41 Offer the other lamb in the evening, with the same grain offering and drink offering as in the morning, for a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD.
42 It shall be a regular burnt offering throughout your generations at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting before the LORD, where I will meet with you to speak to you.
43 There I will meet with the Israelites and it shall be sanctified by my glory.
44 So I will make holy the Tent of Meeting and the altar. Aaron and his sons will I make holy to minister before me as priests.
45 Then I will dwell among the Israelites and will be their God.
46 Then they will know that I am the LORD their God who brought them out of the land of Egypt, so that I might dwell among them. I am the LORD their God."
DASV: Exodus 30
1 "You shall make an altar of acacia wood for burning incense.
2 It shall be square, 18 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 36 inches high. Its horns shall be of one piece with it.
3 You shall overlay it with pure gold, its top, all sides and its horns. You shall make a molding of gold round it.
4 You shall make two gold rings for it under its molding on its two opposite sides. They shall hold the poles by which it will be carried.
5 You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
6 You shall put it in front of the curtain that is before the ark of the testimony, before the mercy-seat lid that is on top of the testimony, where I will meet with you.
7 Then Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it every morning; he shall burn it when he trims the lamps.
8 Every evening when Aaron lights the lamps, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense offering before the LORD throughout your generations.
9 You shall not offer strange incense on it, or any burnt offering or grain offering, and you must not pour any drink offering on it.
10 Once a year Aaron shall make atonement on its horns. Once a year he shall make atonement for it with the blood of the sin offering of atonement throughout your generations. It is most holy to the LORD."
11 Then the LORD spoke to Moses,
12 "When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, then everyone is to give a ransom for his life to the LORD so that no plague will come on them when you number them.
13 This is what each one shall give that is numbered: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the sanctuary shekel is twenty gerahs, about half an ounce). The half a shekel is an offering to the LORD.
14 Everyone who is twenty or older who is numbered in the census, shall give the offering to the LORD.
15 The rich shall not give more and the poor shall not give less than the half shekel, when they give the offering to the LORD, to make atonement for your lives.
16 Then you shall take the atonement money from the Israelites and shall give it for the service of the Tent of Meeting, that it may be a memorial for the Israelites before the LORD, to make atonement for your lives."
17 Then the LORD spoke to Moses,
18 "You shall also make a bronze basin and the bronze stand for washing. You shall put it between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and put water in it.
19 There Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet.
20 When they go into the Tent of Meeting or when they approach the altar to minister or burn an offering made by fire to the LORD, they must wash with water, so that they do not die.
21 They must wash their hands and feet so that they do not die. This shall be a perpetual statute for them, for Aaron and his descendants throughout their generations."
22 Then the LORD told Moses,
23 "Take the finest spices: twelve and a half pounds of liquid myrrh, and six and a quarter pounds each of sweet-smelling cinnamon and fragrant calamus,
24 and twelve and a half pounds of cassia, measured by the sanctuary shekel, along with a gallon of olive oil.
25 Make this into a holy anointing oil, a perfume blended by the art of the perfumer. It shall be a holy anointing oil.
26 With it anoint the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the testimony,
27 the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and its utensils, the altar of incense,
28 the altar of burnt offering along with all its utensils, and the basin with its stand.
29 Consecrate them so that they may be most holy; whatever touches them will become holy.
30 Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so that they may minister as my priests.
31 Then you shall announce to the Israelites, 'This shall be my holy anointing oil throughout your generations.
32 It must never be poured on the human body, and you must not blend any like it by this same formula. It is holy, and it shall be holy to you.
33 Whoever blends any like it, or whoever puts any of it on one who is not a priest, he must be cut off from his people.'"
34 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Take spices, gum resin, onycha and galbanum; sweet spices mixed with pure frankincense of equal amounts;
35 and make it for incense blended by the art of the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and holy.
36 Grind the mixture into a fine powder and put it before the ark of the testimony in the Tent of Meeting where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy for you.
37 The incense that you make according to this formula you must not make for yourselves. It shall be regarded by you as holy to the LORD.
38 Whoever makes any like it to use as perfume, must be cut off from his people."
DASV: Exodus 31
1 The LORD spoke to Moses,
2 "See, I have called by name Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, from the tribe of Judah.
3 I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him wisdom, understanding, knowledge in all kinds of craftsmanship,
4 to make artistic works in gold, silver and bronze,
5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of craftsmanship.
6 Moreover I have appointed to work with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, from the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of all the craftsmen I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you:
7 the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the testimony, the mercy seat lid that is on it, all the furnishings of the tent--
8 the table and its utensils, the pure gold lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of incense--
9 the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils and the basin and its stand,
10 and the finely woven garments, even the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests,
11 the anointing oil and the incense of fragrant spices for the holy place. They are to make them according to all that I have commanded you."
12 Then the LORD said to Moses,
13 "Tell the Israelites, 'You must keep my Sabbaths, for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; so that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
14 You must keep the Sabbath for it is holy to you. Anyone who profanes it must be put to death; for whoever does any work on that day, that person must be cut off from among his people.
15 Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD, whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he must be put to death.
16 Therefore the Israelites must keep the Sabbath by observing the Sabbath throughout their generations. It is a perpetual covenant.
17 It is a sign forever between me and the Israelites. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.'"
18 When he finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.
DASV: Exodus 32
1 When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves around Aaron, and said to him, "Come, make gods for us, that will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has happened to him."
2 So Aaron said to them, "Break off the golden earrings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons and your daughters, and bring them to me."
3 All the people took off the golden earrings that were in their ears and brought them to Aaron.
4 He received it from their hand, and fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they announced, "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt."
5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow there will be a festival to the LORD."
6 So they got up early on the next day and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and indulged in pagan partying.
7 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, "Go, get down; for your people, that you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.
8 They have quickly turned aside from the way that I commanded them, they have made a molten calf, and have worshipped it and have sacrificed to it and said, "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt."
9 Then the LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and look how stiff-necked they are.
10 Now therefore leave me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and that I may destroy them, but I will make you into a great nation."
11 But Moses implored the LORD his God, and said, "LORD, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?
12 Why should the Egyptians say, 'For evil purposes he brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth'? Turn from your fierce anger and change your mind about bringing this disaster against your people.
13 Remember Abraham, Isaac and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, 'I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.'"
14 Then the LORD changed his mind concerning the disaster that he said he would bring on his people.
15 Then Moses turned, and went down from the mountain with the two stone tablets of the testimony in his hand. The tablets were written on both sides, written both on the front side and on the back.
16 The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraven upon the tablets.
17 When Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, "There is the sound of war in the camp."
18 But Moses replied, "It is not the sound of those shouting because of victory, or the sound of those who cry out in defeat but the sound of singing revelers that I hear."
19 As soon as he came near the camp, he saw the calf and the dancing. Then Moses' anger burned hot and he threw the stone tablets out of his hands, and broke them at the foot of the mountain.
20 Then he took the calf that they had made, burned it with fire, ground it to powder, scattered it on the water and made the children of Israel drink it.
21 Then Moses said to Aaron, "What did this people do to you that you have brought such a great sin on them?"
22 Aaron replied, "Do not let your anger burn hot my lord. You know this people, that they are bent on evil.
23 For they said to me, 'Make us gods, who will go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has happened to him.'
24 Then I said to them, 'Whoever has any gold, let them take it off.' So they gave it to me and I threw it into the fire and out popped this calf."
25 When Moses saw that the people were running wild (for Aaron had let them go wild, making them a joke to their enemies.)
26 So Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, "Whoever is on the LORD's side, come join me." All the Levites gathered around him.
27 Then he said to them, "'This is what the LORD says, the God of Israel, 'Each man strap his sword on his thigh, and go back and forth from one entrance to the other throughout the camp, with each man killing his brother, his friend and his neighbor.'"
28 So the Levites did according to the word of Moses. About 3,000 people died that day.
29 Then Moses said, "Today you have been consecrated to the LORD, yes, every one at the cost of his son and brother; so he has bestowed on you a blessing this day."
30 The next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a great sin; and now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin."
31 Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, "Oh, what a great sin this people have committed. They have made for themselves gods of gold.
32 But now, please forgive their sin, but if not, then blot me out of your book that you have written."
33 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me, that person alone will I blot out of my book.
34 Now go, lead the people to the place that I have told you about. Look, my angel will lead the way before you. Nevertheless on the day I punish, I will certainly punish them for their sin."
35 Then the LORD sent a plague on the people because they made the calf, the one Aaron made.
DASV: Exodus 33
1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, "Get up, leave here, you and the people that you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, go to the land of that I swore to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants.'
2 I will send an angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
3 Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go up among you, for you are a stiff-necked people, and I might destroy you along the way."
4 When the people heard this bad news, they mourned; and no one put on his ornaments.
5 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell the children of Israel, 'You are a stiff-necked people; if I go up among you for one moment, I might destroy you. Therefore now take off your ornaments, then I will decide what to do with you.'"
6 And the children of Israel stripped off their ornaments from Mount Horeb onward.
7 Now Moses used to take the tent and to pitch it outside the camp, far away from the camp. He called it, "the Tent of Meeting." And everyone who sought the LORD went out to the Tent of Meeting that was outside of the camp.
8 Whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people would rise up and stand, each one at the entrance of his tent. They would watch Moses until he entered the tent.
9 Whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent and the LORD would speak with Moses.
10 Whenever all the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the entrance of the tent, all the people would rise and worship, each one at the entrance of his own tent.
11 Thus the LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man talks to his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp but his assistant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, did not leave the tent.
12 Then Moses said to the LORD, "See, you have been telling me, 'Bring up this people' and you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, 'I know you by name and you have also found favor in my sight.'
13 Now if I have found favor in your sight please show me your ways so that I may know you and find favor in your sight. Consider also that this nation is your people."
14 Then the LORD replied, "My presence will go with you and I will give you rest."
15 Moses said, "If your presence does not go with us, do not make us move from here.
16 For how will it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not by the fact that you travel with us that we are distinguished, I and your people, from all the other people that are on the face of the earth?"
17 Then the LORD answered Moses, "I will do this very thing that you have asked for; for you have found favor in my sight and I know you by name."
18 Then Moses requested, "Please show me your glory."
19 He replied, "I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name 'the LORD' before you. For I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy."
20 The LORD continued, "You cannot see my face; for no one can see me and live."
21 Then the LORD explained, "Look, there is a place by me where you may stand on the rock.
22 When my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.
23 Then I will take away my hand, and you may see my back but my face must not be seen."
DASV: Exodus 34
1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Cut out two tablets of stone like the first ones. I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets that you broke.
2 Be ready by the morning. Come up in the morning to Mount Sinai and present yourself there to me on the top of the mountain.
3 No one is allowed to come up with you; do not let anyone be seen anywhere on all the mountain. Do not let the flocks or herds graze in front of that mountain."
4 So he cut out two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then Moses got up early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him. He took in his hand two tablets of stone.
5 Then the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there as he proclaimed the name: "The LORD (Yahweh)."
6 Then the LORD passed by in front of him, and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD, a God compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loyal love and truth,
7 keeping loyal love for thousands of generations, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin. Yet he will by no means pardon the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the children's children to the third and fourth generation."
8 Then Moses quickly bowed his head to the ground and worshiped.
9 He requested, "If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, let the Lord, I pray, travel with us. They are indeed a stiff-necked people but pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance."
10 Then the LORD replied, "Look, I am making a covenant before all your people. I will do marvels such as have never been done in all the earth, nor in any nation. All the people among you will see the power of the LORD. It is an awesome thing that I do for you.
11 Obey what I command you this day. Look, I am driving out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
12 Be careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it become a snare among you.
13 Instead you are to tear down their altars, dash their pillars to pieces and cut down their Asherah poles.
14 Do not worship any other god for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
15 Make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land, for they prostitute themselves before their gods, and sacrifice to their gods, and if someone invites you to eat some of his sacrifice;
16 then you may take their daughters for your sons, and their daughters prostitute themselves before their gods, and make your sons prostitute themselves after their gods.
17 You must not make for yourselves molten idols.
18 You must celebrate the feast of unleavened bread. Seven days you must eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib; for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt.
19 Every firstborn of the womb is mine; that includes all your male cattle, the firstlings from the herd or flocks.
20 The firstborn donkey you shall redeem with a lamb. But if you do not redeem it, then break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. No one should appear before me empty-handed.
21 Six days you may work, but on the seventh day you must rest; even in plowing time and in harvest you must rest.
22 You must celebrate the Feast of Weeks. It is the first fruits of wheat harvest and the feast of ingathering at the end of the year.
23 Three times a year all your males must appear before the LORD God, the God of Israel.
24 For I will drive out nations before you, and enlarge your borders. No one shall covet your land, when you go up to appear before the LORD your God three times in the year.
25 You must not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover must not be left over until the morning.
26 The first of the first fruits of your ground you must bring to the house of the LORD
27 Then the LORD told Moses, "Write down these words: for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."
28 He was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights during which time he did not eat bread or drink water. He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
29 Now when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the testimony in Moses' hand, Moses did not realize that the skin of his face shone because he had spoken with the LORD.
30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw the skin of Moses' face shining they were afraid to come near him.
31 But Moses called to them and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him and Moses spoke with them.
32 Afterward all the Israelites came near and he commanded them all that the LORD had told him on Mount Sinai.
33 When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.
34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took off the veil until he came out. Then he would come out and tell the Israelites what he was commanded.
35 When the Israelites saw the face of Moses, that the skin of his face shone, Moses would again put the veil on his face until he went in to speak with the LORD.
DASV: Exodus 35
1 Moses assembled the whole community of the Israelites, and said to them, "These are the things that the LORD has commanded you to do:
2 For six days work may be done; but the seventh day shall be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of solemn rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it must be put to death.
3 You must not even kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day."
4 Then Moses said to the whole community of the Israelites, "This is what the LORD commanded:
5 'Take an offering to the LORD from among you. Whoever has a willing heart, let him bring the LORD's offering: gold, silver, bronze,
6 blue, purple, scarlet yarn and fine linen; goats' hair,
7 and rams' skins dyed red, and fine leather; and acacia wood,
8 olive oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;
9 and onyx stones and gems to be set on the ephod and the breastpiece.'
10 Let everyone who is skillful among you come and make all that the LORD has commanded:
11 the tabernacle, its tent, with its covering, its clasps and its frames, its bars, its pillars and its bases;
12 the ark with its poles, the mercy seat and the curtain that conceals it;
13 the table with its poles, all its utensils and the Bread of the Presence;
14 the lampstand also for light and its utensils and its lamps, and the olive oil for the light;
15 the altar of incense with its poles, the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the curtain for the entrance at the opening of the tabernacle;
16 the altar of burnt offering, with its grating of bronze, it poles and all its utensils, the water basin and its stand;
17 the curtains for the courtyard walls with its posts and bases, and the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard;
18 the tent pegs for the tabernacle, the pegs for the courtyard and their ropes;
19 the woven garments, for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons to minister as the priests."
20 So all the congregation of the Israelites departed from Moses' presence.
21 Everyone whose heart was stirred came, and everyone whose spirit was willing, brought the LORD's offering, for the work of the Tent of Meeting, and for all its service, and for the holy garments.
22 So both men and women came, as many as had a willing heart, and brought brooches, earrings, rings and necklaces, all sorts of gold jewelry. They presented a wave offering of gold to the LORD.
23 Everyone who had blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen, or goats' hair, rams' skins dyed red or fine leather brought them.
24 Everyone who could make an offering of silver or bronze brought it as an offering to the LORD; and everyone who had acacia wood of any use for the project, brought it.
25 All the women who were skillful in spinning with their hands brought what they had spun, blue, purple, or scarlet yarn, or fine linen.
26 All the women whose heart stirred them used their skill to spin the goats' hair.
27 The leaders brought the onyx stones and gems to be set on the ephod and the breastpiece;
28 and the spice, and the olive oil for the light, the anointing oil and the fragrant incense.
29 The Israelites brought a freewill offering to the LORD; every man and woman whose heart was willing brought material for all the work that the LORD had commanded through Moses to be done.
30 Then Moses said to the Israelites, "See, the LORD has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
31 He has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, understanding and knowledge in all kinds of crafts;
32 to design skilful works in gold, silver and bronze,
33 in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of skilful crafts.
34 He has put in both his heart and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan the ability to teach others.
35 He has he filled them with wisdom of heart, to work all kinds of crafts done by an engraver, designer, or an embroiderer working with blue, purple, or scarlet yarn or with fine linen, or by a weaver. They were skilled craftsmen in every type of work and skillful design.
DASV: Exodus 36
1 Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person in whom the LORD had given wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work for the construction of the sanctuary, will do the work, according to all that the LORD has commanded.
2 Then Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, everyone whose heart stirred him up to participate in doing the work.
3 They received from Moses all the offerings that the Israelites brought for the work of building the sanctuary, and yet they still brought to him freewill offerings every morning.
4 All the skilled craftsmen, who were doing all the work on the sanctuary; they all left the work they had been doing.
5 They said to Moses, "The people are bringing much more than enough for the work that the LORD commanded to be done."
6 So Moses gave the order and it was proclaimed throughout the camp, "Let no man or woman make anything more as an offering for the sanctuary." So the people were restrained from bringing.
7 Now the supplies that they had were more than enough for all the work needed to make it.
8 All the ones skilled among them made the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, with blue, purple and scarlet yarn skillfully embroidered cherubim by a skilful craftsman.
9 The length of each curtain was 42 feet long and 6 feet wide. All the curtains were the same size.
10 He joined five curtains to one another and then a second set of five curtains he joined together as well.
11 He made loops of blue along the edge of the one set of curtains and did the same on the edge of the second set of curtains.
12 He made fifty loops on the first curtain set, and fifty loops on the edge of the second curtain set lining up the loops with one another.
13 Then he made fifty gold clasps and coupled the curtains to one another with the clasps so the tabernacle was one single unit.
14 Then he made curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle, eleven curtains total.
15 Each curtain was 45 feet long and 6 feet wide. All eleven curtains were the same size.
16 Then he joined five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves.
17 He made fifty loops on the outside edge of the one curtain set, and fifty loops on the outside edge of the second curtain set.
18 Then he made fifty bronze clasps to couple the tent together into a single unit.
19 Over that he made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and an outer covering of fine leather.
20 Then he made the upright framing boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood.
21 Each framing board was 15 feet long and 27 inches wide.
22 Each board had two base pegs parallel to one another. He made all the frame boards of the tabernacle the same way.
23 So he made the 20 framing boards for the tabernacle's south side.
24 He made forty bases of silver to go under the twenty boards; two sockets per board for its two pegs, and likewise two bases under the next framing board for its two pegs.
25 For the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty framing boards,
26 along with their forty bases of silver; two bases to go under one framing board, and two sockets under the next.
27 For the back side of the tabernacle, on the west, he made six boards.
28 And made two framing boards for the back corners of the tabernacle.
29 They were doubled together from the bottom to the top fitted with one ring. Both corners were built the same way.
30 So there were eight framing boards and their bases of silver, sixteen bases with two bases per framing board.
31 Then he made crossbars of acacia wood; five for the boards on the one side of the tabernacle,
32 and five crossbars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five crossbars for the boards for the back of the tabernacle on the west.
33 He made the middle crossbar to pass through in the middle of the framing boards from the one end to the other.
34 Then he overlaid the framing boards with gold, and made rings of gold to hold the bars. He also overlaid the crossbars with gold.
35 He made the veil of blue, purple, scarlet yarn and fine twined linen with cherubim embroidered into it, the work of a skilled craftsman.
36 He made four posts of acacia wood for it, and overlaid them with gold. Their hooks were of gold and he cast four bases of silver for them.
37 Then he made a curtain for the entrance of the Tent, of blue, purple, scarlet yarn and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer;
38 the five posts with their hooks. He overlaid their tops and their bands with gold; and their five bases were made of bronze.
DASV: Exodus 37
1 Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
2 He overlaid it with pure gold inside and out and made a molding of gold around it.
3 He cast four rings of gold for it, installed them on its four feet; two rings on the one side and two rings on the other.
4 Then he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
5 He put the poles through the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.
6 Then he made a mercy seat of pure gold that was 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.
7 He made two cherubim of hammered gold and put them at the two ends of the mercy seat,
8 one cherub at the one end and one cherub at the other end. He made the cherubim one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends.
9 The cherubim spread out their wings on high, with their wings arching over the mercy seat. The cherubim faced each other looking toward the mercy seat.
10 He made the table of acacia wood, three feet long, 18 inches wide and 27 inches high.
11 He overlaid it with pure gold and made a molding of gold around it.
12 He made a 3 inch rim around it, and made a golden molding on around its border.
13 He cast four rings of gold for it and attached the rings to the four corners that were on its four feet.
14 The rings were close to the rim providing places for the poles with which to carry the table.
15 He made the poles for carrying the table of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
16 Then he made the vessels of pure gold that were to be put on the table--its plates, spoons, bowls and pitchers, with which to pour out the drink offerings.
17 He made the lampstand of pure hammered gold along with its base and shaft, cups, buds and its flowers were made of one piece.
18 There were six branches extending out from its sides. Three branches of the candlestick went out of the one side of it and three branches out of the other.
19 Three cups shaped like almond blossoms with buds and blossoms on one branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms with buds and blossoms on the other branch, and so on for the six branches extending out of the lampstand.
20 On the lampstand itself there were four cups shaped like almond blossoms each with their buds and blossoms.
21 One bud of one piece under the first pair of branches, and a bud of one piece under that next pair of branches, and a bud of one piece under the third pair of branches, for the six branches extending out of it.
22 Their buds and branches were made of one piece; the whole thing was one piece hammered out of pure gold.
23 He made its seven lamps, lamp snuffers and trays of pure gold.
24 The lampstand and its accessories were made of seventy five pounds of pure gold.
25 Next he made the altar of incense of acacia wood; a square, 18 inches long, 18 inches wide and 36 inches high. Its horns were made of one piece with it.
26 He overlaid the top, sides and horns with pure gold and made a molding of gold around it.
27 He made two golden rings under its molding on its two opposite sides, as places for the poles by which to carry it.
28 He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
29 Then he made the holy anointing oil and the pure fragrant incense, the work of a perfumer.
DASV: Exodus 38
1 Then Bezalel made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood: a square, seven feet six inches long, seven feet six inches wide and four feet six inches high.
2 He made the altar's horns on its four corners; its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.
3 He made all the utensils of the altar--the pots, shovels, basins, meat-hooks and firepans. He made all its utensils of bronze.
4 He made a grating for the altar, a network of bronze, under the ledge around it halfway down.
5 He cast four rings for the four corners of the grating of bronze, to be places for the carrying poles.
6 He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.
7 Then he put the poles through the rings on the sides of the altar with which to carry it. He made the altar hollow out of boards.
8 Then he made the basin of bronze, and its stand of bronze from the mirrors donated by the women who served at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.
9 He made the courtyard. The south side curtains of the courtyard were of fine twined linen, 150 feet long.
10 It had twenty posts and twenty bronze bases, with the hooks and bands made of silver.
11 The north side curtains were 150 feet long, with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases; with the hooks on the posts and bands made of silver.
12 For the west side, the curtains were 75 feet long, with ten posts and bases with the hooks on the posts and bands made of silver.
13 For the east side, the curtains were 75 feet long.
14 The curtains for the one side of the entrance were 22 ½ feet long with three posts and three bases.
15 The curtains for the other side of the entrance of the courtyard were just like the other. They were 22 ½ feet long with three posts and three bases.
16 All the curtains around the courtyard were made of fine twined linen.
17 The bases for the pillars were of bronze with the hooks on the posts and their bands made of silver. The courtyard post tops were overlaid with silver and each had bands made of silver.
18 The entrance curtain of the courtyard was embroidered with blue, purple, scarlet yarn and fine twined linen. It was thirty feet long and seven and a half feet high, the same height as the courtyard curtains.
19 There were four posts and four bronze bases with hooks of silver and tops overlaid with silver and silver bands.
20 All the pegs of the tabernacle and of the courtyard were made of bronze.
21 This is the inventory of things used for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were counted, according to the commandment of Moses, the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest.
22 Now Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, from the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses.
23 With him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, from the tribe of Dan, an engraver, a skilful craftsman and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and in fine linen.
24 All the gold that was used for the work in the construction of the sanctuary, namely the gold wave offering, was 2,193 pounds, measured by the sanctuary shekel.
25 The silver from those who were numbered of the congregation was 7,545 pounds, measured by the sanctuary shekel.
26 One beka per person, it is half a shekel as measured by the sanctuary shekel, for everyone who was counted over twenty years old, 603,550 men total.
27 The 7,500 pounds of silver were used for casting the bases of the sanctuary, and the bases of the sanctuary curtain; a hundred bases for the 7,500 pounds, or 75 pounds per base.
28 From the remaining 45 pounds of silver he made hooks for the posts and overlaid the post tops and made bands for them.
29 The bronze wave offering was 5,310 pounds.
30 With it he made the bases for the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, the brazen altar, and its bronze grating, all the utensils for the altar,
31 the bases all around the courtyard, and the bases for the entrance of the courtyard and all the pegs of the tabernacle and around the courtyard.
DASV: Exodus 39
1 From the blue, purple and scarlet yarn they made finely woven garments, for ministering in the holy place and made the holy garments for Aaron; just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
2 He made the ephod of fine twined linen embroidered with gold, blue, purple and scarlet yarn.
3 They hammered the gold into thin leaf, then cut it into threads to work it in the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and into the fine linen, the work of the skilful craftsman.
4 They made shoulder pieces for the ephod, attaching their two ends so they could be fastened on.
5 The skillfully woven waistband was of the same type of material of gold, blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine twined linen; just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
6 They mounted the onyx stones, in settings of gold filigree and engraved it like a seal with the names of the tribes of Israel.
7 He then attached them to the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, as memorial stones for the Israelites just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
8 Then he made the breastpiece, the work of the skilful craftsman. It was made like the ephod of gold, blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine twined linen.
9 It was nine inches square. The breastpiece was made into a pouch by folding the material back double.
10 They set on it four rows of stones. The first row was of red carnelian, topaz and beryl;
11 and the second row turquoise, sapphire, and moonstone;
12 and the third row, jacinth, agate and amethyst;
13 and the fourth row, chrysolite, onyx and jaspar. They were set in gold filigree.
14 There were twelve stones according to the names of the sons of Israel. Each name engraved like a seal corresponding to the names of the twelve tribes.
15 They made on the breastpiece chains twisted like cords, woven of pure gold.
16 Then they made two gold filigree settings and two gold rings and attached the two rings on the top corners of the breastpiece.
17 They attached the two woven gold chains to the two rings at the edges of the breastpiece.
18 The other two ends of the two woven chains they attached to the two settings, and fastened them on the front shoulder pieces of the ephod.
19 They made two rings of gold and attached them to the two lower corners of the breastpiece on the inside edges next to the ephod.
20 They made two rings of gold and attached them to the two shoulder pieces of the ephod underneath, in the front of the ephod, close by the seam above the skilfully woven waistband of the ephod.
21 They tied the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, so that it was above the skilfully woven waistband of the ephod, and so that the breastpiece might not come loose from the ephod; just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
22 Then he made the robe of the ephod from solid blue woven cloth.
23 There was an opening in center of the robe like the opening of a collar, with a reinforced edge around its opening, so that it would not be tear.
24 Then they made around the hem of the robe pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and twisted linen.
25 They made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates around the hem of the robe between the pomegranates.
26 Alternating a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, on the hem around the robe for use when ministering; just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
27 They made tunics woven of fine linen for Aaron and his sons,
28 and the turban of fine linen and the head bands of fine linen, with undergarments of fine twined linen.
29 The sash was made of fine twisted linen, and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, the work of the embroiderer; just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
30 Then they made the plate for the holy diadem of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription, like the engravings on a seal: "Holy to the LORD."
31 They attached it with a blue cord to fasten it on the turban above; just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
32 So all the work on the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting was finished. The Israelites did everything just as the LORD had commanded Moses, that's exactly what they did.
33 Then they brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent, and all its furnishings, clasps, framing-boards, crossbars, posts and bases;
34 and the coverings of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of fine leather, and the shielding inner curtain;
35 the ark of the testimony, and its poles and the mercy seat;
36 the table, all its utensils, and the Bread of the Presence;
37 the pure gold lampstand, with its symmetrically arranged lamps, and all its accessories, and olive oil for the light;
38 and the golden altar, the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the curtain for the entrance of the tent;
39 the bronze altar with its grating of bronze, poles and all its utensils; the wash basin with its stand;
40 the curtains for the courtyard with its posts and bases, and the curtain for the entrance of the court, and its ropes and pegs, and all the furnishing for the service of the tabernacle, for the Tent of Meeting;
41 the finely woven garments for ministering in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments for his sons to wear when ministering as priests.
42 So the Israelites did all the work according to everything the LORD had commanded Moses.
43 When Moses saw they had done all the work just as the LORD had commanded--they actually did it--Moses blessed them.
DASV: Exodus 40
1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses,
2 "On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting.
3 You shall put the ark of the testimony in it, and you shall shield the ark with the inner curtain.
4 You shall bring in the table, and arrange the things that go on it; and you shall bring in the lampstand, and light its lamps.
5 Put the golden altar for incense in front of the ark of the testimony, and hang the curtain at the entrance of the tabernacle.
6 You shall put the altar of burnt offering in front of the entrance of the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting.
7 You shall put the washbasin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and fill it with water.
8 You shall set up the courtyard around it, and hang up the curtain at the entrance of the courtyard.
9 You shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and everything that is in it, and consecrate it and all its furniture and it will be holy.
10 Then you shall anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and sanctify the altar. The altar shall be most holy.
11 Then you shall anoint the basin and its stand, and consecrate it.
12 You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, and shall wash them with water.
13 You shall clothe Aaron with the holy garments; and you shall anoint him, and consecrate him, that he may serve me as priest.
14 You shall bring forward his sons and clothe them with tunics,
15 and anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they also may serve me as priests. Their anointing shall make them a perpetual priesthood throughout their generations."
16 Moses did according to all that the LORD had commanded him, that is exactly what he did.
17 So on the first day of the first month in the second year, the tabernacle was set up.
18 Moses set up the tabernacle, laid its bases, set up its framing boards, attached its crossbars and reared its posts.
19 Then he spread the tent coverings over the tabernacle frames, and put the covering layers of the tent on it, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
20 Then he took the testimony tablets and put them into the ark, and attached the poles to the ark, and set the mercy seat on top of the ark.
21 He brought the ark into the tabernacle, hung the inner curtain and shielded the ark of the testimony from view, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
22 Then he put the table in the Tent of Meeting, on the north side of the tabernacle, outside the inner curtain.
23 He set the bread in order on it before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
24 Then he put the lampstand in the Tent of Meeting, opposite the table, on the south side of the tabernacle.
25 Then he lit the lamps before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
26 He put the golden altar in the Tent of Meeting right in front of the inner curtain.
27 Then he burned fragrant incense on it, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
28 He hung up the curtain at the entrance of the tabernacle.
29 Then he set the altar for the burnt offering at the entrance of the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting, and offered a burnt offering and a grain offering on it, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
30 He set the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and put water in it for washing.
31 There Moses, Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet.
32 They washed whenever they went into the Tent of Meeting or approached the altar, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
33 He set up the courtyard around the tabernacle and the altar, and hung up the curtain at the entrance of the courtyard. So Moses finished the work.
34 Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
35 Even Moses was not able to enter the Tent of Meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
36 Whenever the cloud lifted from over the tabernacle, the Israelites would set out on their journeys,
37 but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out on their journey until it was lifted.
38 For the cloud of the LORD was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in the cloud at night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.