And the Lord said to Moses, Hew for thyself two tables of stone, as also the first were and come up to me to the mountain; and I will write upon the tables the words, which were on the first tables which thou brokest. 2And be ready by the morning, and thou shalt go up to the mount Sina, and shalt stand there for me on the top of the the mountain. 3And let no one go up with thee, nor be seen in all the mountain; and let not the sheep and oxen feed near that mountain. 4And Moses hewed two tables of stone, as also the first were; and Moses having arisen early, went up to the mount Sina, as the Lord appointed him; and Moses took the two tables of stone. 5And the Lord descended in a cloud, and stood near him there, and called 1 by the name of the Lord. 6And the Lord passed by before his face, and proclaimed, The Lord God, pitiful and merciful, longsuffering and very compassionate, and true, 7and keeping justice and mercy for thousands, taking away iniquity, and unrighteousness and sins; and he will not clear the guilty; bringing the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and to the children's children to the third and fourth generation. 8And Moses hasted, and bowed to the earth and worshipped; 9and said, If I have found grace before thee, let my Lord go with us; for the people is


and there fell of the people in that day to the number of three thousand men. 29Moses said to them, Ye have filled your hands this day to the Lord each one on his son or on his brother, so that blessing should be given to you.

30And it came to pass after the morrow had begun, that Moses said to the people Ye have sinned a great sin; and now I will go up to God, that I may make atonement for your sin. 31 And Moses returned to the Lord and said, I pray, O Lord, this people has sinned a great sin, and they have made for themselves golden gods. 32And now if thou 2 wilt forgive their sin, forgive it; and if not, blot me out of thy book, which thou hast written. 33And the Lord said to Moses, If any one has sinned against me, I will blot them out of my book. 34 And now go, descend, and lead this people into the place of which I spoke to thee: behold, my angel shall go before thy face; and in the day when I shall visit I will bring upon them their sin. 35And the Lord smote the people for the making the calf, which Aaron made.

1 Or, the name of the Lord, Hebraism. Another reading is ›n onēmati

2 Gr. dost.


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