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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Exodus 34 - JEHOVAH Is A Jealous GOD





Exodus 34:1-35 NIV









The New Stone Tablets









1The LORD Said To Moses, 


“Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I Will Write On them The WORDS That Were on the first tablets, which you broke. 2Be ready in the morning, and then come up on Mount Sinai. Present yourself to ME there on top of the mountain. 3No one is to come with you or be seen anywhere on the mountain; not even the flocks and herds may graze in front of the mountain.”







4So Moses chiseled out two stone tablets like the first ones and went up Mount Sinai early in the morning, As The LORD Had Commanded him; and he carried the two stone tablets in his hands. 


5Then The LORD Came Down in the cloud and Stood there with him and Proclaimed HIS Name, The LORD. 



6And HE Passed in front of Moses, Proclaiming,




“The LORD, The LORD, The Compassionate and Gracious GOD, Slow to Anger, Abounding in Love and Faithfulness, 7Maintaining Love to thousands, and Forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet HE Does Not Leave the guilty unpunished; HE Punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”



8Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped. 9LORD,” he said, “if I have found favor in YOUR Eyes, then Let The LORD Go With us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as YOUR Inheritance.”




10Then The LORD Said:



“I AM Making a covenant with you. Before all your people I Will DO wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, The LORD, WILL DO For you. 


11Obey What I Command you today. I Will Drive Out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 12Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. 13Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles. 



14Do not worship any other god, for



 The LORD, Whose Name Is Jealous, Is A 


Jealous GOD.







15“Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices. 16And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.


17“Do not make any idols.


18“Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt.


19“The first offspring of every womb belongs To ME, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock. 20Redeem the firstborn donkey with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem all your firstborn sons.


“No one is to appear Before ME empty-handed.


21“Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.


22“Celebrate the Festival of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year.b 23Three times a year all your men are to appear Before The Sovereign LORD, The GOD of Israel. 24I WILL Drive Out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear Before The LORD your GOD.


25“Do not offer the blood of a sacrifice To ME along with anything containing yeast, and do not let any of the sacrifice from the Passover Festival remain until morning.


26“Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the House of The LORD your GOD.

“Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.”



27Then The LORD Said To Moses,



“Write down These WORDS, for in accordance with 


these WORDS I Have Made a Covenant with you and 


with Israel.” 




28Moses was there with The LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water



And HE Wrote on the tablets The WORDS of the 


Covenant—The Ten Commandments.











The Radiant Face of Moses








29When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Covenant Law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken With The LORD. 






30When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. 31But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. 32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the Commands The LORD Had Given him on Mount Sinai.







33When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. 34But whenever he entered The LORD’s Presence to speak With HIM, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, 35they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak With The LORD.












Exodus 33 - The Glory of JEHOVAH




Exodus 33:1-23 NIV









1Then The LORD Said To Moses, 




“Leave this place, you and the people you brought up 


out of Egypt, and go up to the land I Promised On Oath 


To Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, ‘I WILL Give it 


to your descendants.’





2I WILL Send an Angel before you and drive out the 


Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and 


Jebusites. 3Go up to the land flowing with milk and 


honey. 




But I Will Not Go With you, because you are a stiff-


necked people and I Might Destroy you on the way.”



4When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments. 




5For The LORD Had Said To Moses, 





“Tell the Israelites, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. If I 


Were To Go With you even for a moment, I Might 


Destroy you. Now take off your ornaments and I Will 


Decide What To Do With you.’ ” 





6So the Israelites stripped off their ornaments at Mount Horeb.











The Tent of Meeting









7Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of The LORD would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. 8And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. 9As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, While The LORD Spoke With Moses. 



10Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to their tent. 




 11The LORD Would Speak To Moses Face 


to face, as one speaks to a friend. 





Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.










Moses and The Glory of The LORD









12Moses Said to The LORD



“YOU Have Been Telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but YOU Have Not Let me know whom YOU Will Send with me. YOU Have Said, ‘I Know you by name and you have found favor with ME.’ 




13If YOU Are Pleased With me, Teach me YOUR Ways so I may know YOU and continue to find favor with YOU. Remember that this nation is YOUR people.”










14The LORD Replied,



MY Presence WILL Go With you, and I WILL Give you rest.



15Then Moses said to HIM, 



“If YOUR Presence Does Not Go With us, do not send us up from here. 16How will anyone know that YOU Are Pleased With me and With YOUR people unless YOU Go With us? What else will distinguish me and YOUR people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”



17And The LORD Said To Moses, 



“I WILL DO the every thing you have asked, Because I 


AM Pleased With you and I Know you by name.”





18Then Moses said, 



“Now show me YOUR Glory.”









19And The LORD Said, 




“I Will Cause All MGoodness To Pass in front of 


you, and I Will Proclaim MName, The LORD, in your 


presence. I Will Have Mercy on whom I Will Have 


Mercy, and I Will Have Compassion on whom I Will 


Have Compassion. 




20But,” HE said, 




You cannot see MFace, for no one may see ME and 

live.









21Then The LORD Said,



“There is a place near ME where you may stand on a 
rock. 







22When MGlory Passes By, I Will Put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you With MHand Until I Have Passed By. 


23Then I Will Remove MHand and you will see MBack; But MFace Must Not Be Seen.”