82 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
The Ten Commandments are Given. While Mosheh is in the Mount, Aaron makes a Golden Calf, and Yisrael Worships it. Civil War. YAHWEH has a Sanctuary Built for His Worship in the Wilderness.
1 And the children of Yisrael proceeded from Rephidim and they encamped in the wilderness of Sinai, in the third month from their going forth from Egypt.
2 At that time came Reuel (Jethro) the Midianite, the father-in-law of Mosheh, with Zipporah his daughter and her two sons, for he had heard of the wonders of YAHWEH which he had done to Yisrael, that he had delivered them from the hand of Egypt.
3 And Reuel came to Mosheh to the wilderness where he was encamped, where was the mountain of YAHWEH.
4 And Mosheh went forth to meet his father-in-law with great honor, and all Yisrael was with him.
5 And Reuel and his children remained among the Yisraelites for many days, and Reuel knew YAHWEH from that day forward.
6 And in the third month from the children of Yisrael's departure from Egypt, on the sixth day thereof, YAHWEH gave to Yisrael the ten commandments on Mount Sinai.
7 And all Yisrael heard all these commandments, and all Yisrael rejoiced exceedingly in YAHWEH on that day.
8 And the brilliancy of YAHWEH rested upon Mount Sinai, and he called to Mosheh, and Mosheh came in the midst of a cloud and ascended the mountain.
9 And Mosheh was upon the mount forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread and drank no water, and YAHWEH instructed him in the statutes and judgments in order to teach the children of Yisrael.
10 And YAHWEH wrote the ten commandments which he had commanded the children of Yisrael upon two tablets of stone, which he gave to Mosheh to command the children of Yisrael.
11 And at the end of forty days and forty nights, when YAHWEH had finished speaking to Mosheh on Mount Sinai, then YAHWEH gave to Mosheh the tablets of stone, written with the finger of YAHWEH.
12 And when the children of Yisrael saw that Mosheh tarried to come down from the mount, they gathered round Aaron, and said, As for this man Mosheh we know not what has become of him.
13 Now therefore rise up, make unto us a god who shall go before us, so that you shalt not die.
14 And Aaron was greatly afraid of the people, and he ordered them to bring him gold and he made it into a molten calf for the people.
15 And YAHWEH said to Mosheh, before he had come down from the mount, Get you down, for your people whom you did bring forth from Egypt have corrupted themselves.
16 They have made to themselves a molten calf, and have bowed down to it, now therefore leave me, that I may consume them from off the earth, for they are a stiffnecked people.
17 And Mosheh besought the countenance of YAHWEH, and he prayed to YAHWEH for the people on account of the calf which they had made, and he afterward descended from the mount and in his hands were the two tablets of stone, which YAHWEH had given him to command the Yisraelites.
18 And when Mosheh approached the camp and saw the calf which the people had made, the anger of Mosheh was kindled and he broke the tablets under the mount.
19 And Mosheh came to the camp and he took the calf and burned it with fire, and ground it till it became fine dust, and strewed it upon the water and gave it to the Yisraelites to drink.
20 And there died of the people by the swords of each other about three thousand men who had made the calf.
21 And on the morrow Mosheh said to the people, I will go up to YAHWEH, peradventure I may make atonement for your sins which you have sinned to YAHWEH.
22 And Mosheh again went up to YAHWEH, and he remained with YAHWEH forty days and forty nights.
23 And during the forty days did Mosheh entreat YAHWEH in behalf of the children of Yisrael, and YAHWEH hearkened to the prayer of Mosheh, and YAHWEH was entreated of him in behalf of Yisrael.
24 Then spake YAHWEH to Mosheh to hew two stone tablets and to bring them up to YAHWEH, who would write upon them the ten commandments.
25 Now Mosheh did so, and he came down and hewed the two tablets and went up to Mount Sinai to YAHWEH, and YAHWEH wrote the ten commandments upon the tablets.
26 And Mosheh remained yet with YAHWEH forty days and forty nights, and YAHWEH instructed him in statutes and judgments to impart to Yisrael.
27 And YAHWEH commanded him respecting the children of Yisrael that they should make a sanctuary for YAHWEH, that his name might rest therein, and YAHWEH showed him the likeness of the sanctuary and the likeness of all its vessels.
28 And at the end of the forty days, Mosheh came down from the mount and the two tablets were in his hand.
29 And Mosheh came to the children of Yisrael and spoke to them all the words of YAHWEH, and he taught them laws, statutes and judgments which YAHWEH had taught him.
30 And Mosheh told the children of Yisrael the word of YAHWEH, that a sanctuary should be made for him, to dwell among the children of Yisrael.
31 And the people rejoiced greatly at all the good which YAHWEH had spoken to them, through Mosheh, and they said, We will do all that YAHWEH has spoken to you.
32 And the people rose up like one man and they made generous offerings to the sanctuary of YAHWEH, and each man brought the offering of YAHWEH for the work of the sanctuary, and for all its service.
33 And all the children of Yisrael brought each man of all that was found in his possession for the work of the sanctuary of YAHWEH, gold, silver and brass, and every thing that was serviceable for the sanctuary.
34 And all the wise men who were practiced in work came and made the sanctuary of YAHWEH, according to all that YAHWEH had commanded, every man in the work in which he had been practiced; and all the wise men in heart made the sanctuary, and its furniture and all the vessels for the setapart service, as YAHWEH had commanded Mosheh.
35 And the work of the sanctuary of the tabernacle was completed at the end of five months, and the children of Yisrael did all that YAHWEH had commanded Mosheh.
36 And they brought the sanctuary and all its furniture to Mosheh; like unto the representation which YAHWEH had shown to Mosheh, so did the children of Yisrael.
37 And Mosheh saw the work, and behold they did it as YAHWEH had commanded him, so Mosheh blessed them.