Bible: Exodus 24:9-18

24:9 Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up, 1  24:10 and they saw 2  the God of Israel. Under his feet 3  there was something like a pavement 4  made of sapphire, clear like the sky itself. 5  24:11 But he did not lay a hand 6  on the leaders of the Israelites, so they saw God, 7  and they ate and they drank. 8 

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The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me to the mountain and remain there, and I will give you the stone tablets 10  with 11  the law and the commandments that I have written, so that you may teach them.” 12  24:13 So Moses set out 13  with 14  Joshua his attendant, and Moses went up the mountain of God. 24:14 He told the elders, “Wait for us in this place until we return to you. Here are 15  Aaron and Hur with you. Whoever has any matters of dispute 16  can approach 17  them.”

24:15 Moses went up the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. 24:16 The glory of the Lord resided 18  on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. 19  On the seventh day he called to Moses from within the cloud. 24:17 Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in plain view 20  of the people. 24:18 Moses went into the cloud when he went up 21  the mountain, and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights. 22 

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