Exodus 34

1 And יהוה said unto Moses (Mosheh), “Hew you two tablets of stone like unto the first; and I will write upon these tablets the words that were in the first tablets, which you brakest.

2 And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to Me on the top of the mountain.

3 And no man shall come up with you, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mountain; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mountain.”

4 And he hewed two tablets of stone like unto the first; and Moses (Mosheh) rose up early in the morning, and went up unto Mount Sinai, as יהוה had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tablets of stone.

5 And יהוה descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of יהוה.

6 And יהוה passed by before him, and proclaimed, “יהוה, God (El) יהוה, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”

8 And Moses (Mosheh) made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

9 And he said, “If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Lord (Adonai), please let my Lord (Adonai) go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Your inheritance.”

10 And He said, “Behold, I make a covenant; before all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of יהוה, for it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.

11 Observe you that which I command you this day. Behold, I drive out before you the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite (Yevusi).

12 Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither you goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you;

13 But you shall destroy their altars, break their pillars, and cut down their 34cAsherahs (Asherim);

14 For you shalt worship no other God (Elohim); for יהוה, whose name (shem) is Jealous (Qanna), is a jealous God (El);

15 Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods (elohim), and do sacrifice unto their gods (elohim), and one call you, and you eat of his sacrifice;

16 And you take of their daughters unto your sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods (elohim), and make your sons go a whoring after their gods (elohim).

17 You shalt make you no molten gods (elohim).

18 The 20Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag HaMatzot) shalt you keep. Seven days you shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the time of the month Aviv; for in the month Aviv you camest out from Egypt (Mitsrayim).

19 All that openeth the matrix is Mine; and every firstling among your cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male.

20 But the firstling of an ass you shalt redeem with a lamb; and if you redeem him not, then shalt you break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shalt redeem. And none shall appear before Me empty.

21 Six days you shalt work, but on the seventh day you shalt rest; in earing time and in harvest you shalt rest.

22 And you shalt observe the 21Feast of Weeks (Chag Shavuot), of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end.

23 Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before Lord (Adonai) יהוה, the God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael).

24 For I will cast out the nations before you, and enlarge your borders; neither shall any man desire your land, when you shalt go up to appear before יהוה your God (Elohim) thrice in the year.

25 You shalt not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the 19Feast of Passover (Pesach) be left unto the morning.

26 The first of the firstfruits of your land you shalt bring unto the house of יהוה your God (Elohim). You shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.

27 And יהוה said unto Moses (Mosheh), “Write you these words; for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Yisrael.”

28 And he was there with יהוה forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

29 And it came to pass, when Moses (Mosheh) came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of Testimony in Moses (Mosheh)’s hand, when he came down from the mountain, that Moses (Mosheh) knew not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.

30 And when Aaron (Aharon) and all the children of Yisrael saw Moses (Mosheh), behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him.

31 And Moses (Mosheh) called unto them; and Aaron (Aharon) and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him; and Moses (Mosheh) talked with them.

32 And afterward all the children of Yisrael came near; and he gave them in commandment all that יהוה had spoken with him in Mount Sinai.

33 And till Moses (Mosheh) had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face.

34 But when Moses (Mosheh) went in before יהוה to speak with Him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Yisrael that which he was commanded.

35 And the children of Yisrael saw the face of Moses (Mosheh), that the skin of Moses (Mosheh)’s face shone; and Moses (Mosheh) put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with Him.