Bible: Exodus 19:10-19

19:10 The Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and sanctify them 1  today and tomorrow, and make them wash 2  their clothes 19:11 and be ready for the third day, for on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 19:12 You must set boundaries 3  for the people all around, saying, ‘Take heed 4  to yourselves not to go up on the mountain nor touch its edge. Whoever touches the mountain will surely be put to death! 19:13 No hand will touch him 5  – but he will surely be stoned or shot through, whether a beast or a human being; 6  he must not live.’ When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast they may 7  go up on the mountain.”

19:14 Then Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes. 19:15 He said to the people, “Be ready for the third day. Do not go near your wives.” 8 

19:16 On 9  the third day in the morning there was thunder and lightning and a dense 10  cloud on the mountain, and the sound of a very loud 11  horn; 12  all the people who were in the camp trembled. 19:17 Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they took their place at the foot of the mountain. 19:18 Now Mount Sinai was completely covered with smoke because the Lord had descended on it in fire, and its smoke went up like the smoke of a great furnace, 13  and the whole mountain shook 14  violently. 19:19 When the sound of the horn grew louder and louder, 15  Moses was speaking 16  and God was answering him with a voice. 17 

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