Exodus 19
American Standard Version
Israel at Mount Sinai

1In the third month after the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. 2And when they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mount. 3And Moses went up unto God, and Jehovah called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: 4Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles wings, and brought you unto myself. 5Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be mine own possession from among all peoples: for all the earth is mine: 6and ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

7And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which Jehovah commanded him. 8And all the people answered together, and said, All that Jehovah hath spoken we will do. And Moses reported the words of the people unto Jehovah. 9And Jehovah said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and may also believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto Jehovah.

10And Jehovah said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their garments, 11and be ready against the third day; for the third day Jehovah will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. 12And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: 13no hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, he shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount. 14And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their garments. 15And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not near a woman.

16And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of a trumpet exceeding loud; and all the people that were in the camp trembled. 17And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

The Lord Visits Sinai

18And mount Sinai, the whole of it, smoked, because Jehovah descended upon it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. 19And when the voice of the trumpet waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. 20And Jehovah came down upon mount Sinai, to the top of the mount: and Jehovah called Moses to the top of the mount; and Moses went up. 21And Jehovah said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto Jehovah to gaze, and many of them perish. 22And let the priests also, that come near to Jehovah, sanctify themselves, lest Jehovah break forth upon them. 23And Moses said unto Jehovah, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou didst charge us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it. 24And Jehovah said unto him, Go, get thee down; and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto Jehovah, lest he break forth upon them. 25So Moses went down unto the people, and told them.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. The people arrive at Sinai
3. God's message by Moses unto the people out of the mount
8. The people are prepared against the third day, for the giving of the law
12. The mountain must not be touched
16. The fearful presence of God upon the mount
Exodus 1: The Israelites Multiply in Egypt

Exodus 2: The Birth of Moses

Exodus 3: Moses at the Burning Bush

Exodus 4: Moses' Staff

Exodus 5: Pharaoh's First Refusal

Exodus 6: God Promises Deliverance

Exodus 7: I Will Stretch Out My Hand

Exodus 8: The Second Plague: Frogs

Exodus 9: The Fifth Plague: Livestock

Exodus 10: The Eighth Plague: Locusts

Exodus 11: The Plague on the Firstborn Foretold

Exodus 12: The First Passover

Exodus 13: Dedication of the Firstborn

Exodus 14: Pharaoh Pursues the Israelites

Exodus 15: Moses' Song of Deliverance

Exodus 16: Manna and Quail From Heaven

Exodus 17: Water From the Rock

Exodus 18: The Visit of Jethro

Exodus 19: Israel at Mount Sinai

Exodus 20: The Ten Commandments

Exodus 21: Laws for Servants

Exodus 22: Property Laws

Exodus 23: Justice and Mercy

Exodus 24: The Covenant Sealed

Exodus 25: Offerings for the Tabernacle

Exodus 26: The Ten Curtains of the Tabernacle

Exodus 27: The Bronze Altar

Exodus 28: Garments for the Priests

Exodus 29: Consecration of the Priests

Exodus 30: The Altar of Incense

Exodus 31: Bezaleel and Oholiab the Craftsmen

Exodus 32: The Golden Calf

Exodus 33: The Command to Leave Sinai

Exodus 34: The Tablets Are Replaced

Exodus 35: The Sabbath

Exodus 36: The Tabernacle Underwritten

Exodus 37: Constructing The Ark

Exodus 38: The Altar of Burnt Offerings

Exodus 39: The Ephod

Exodus 40: The Tabernacle Set Up

Exodus 18
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