Exodus 24:1-11 Reading the Passage

The Prerequisite for Fellowship with God – Exodus 24:1-11

24 Then he said to Moses, Come up to Jehovah—you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel—and worship at a distance. (2) Moses alone shall approach Jehovah, but the others must not come near; neither may the people go up with him. (3) When Moses came and told the people all Jehovah’s words and all the decrees, all the people responded with one voice and said, We will do everything that Jehovah has spoken. (4) Moses then wrote down all the words of Jehovah. He got up early the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel. (5) Then he sent young Israelite men who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed bulls as peace offerings to Jehovah. (6) Moses took half of the blood and put it into bowls, and the other half he sprinkled on the altar. (7) Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it for all the people to hear. They responded, We will do all that Jehovah has spoken; we will be obedient. (8) Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on the people, and said, This is the blood of the covenant that Jehovah has made with you in accordance with all these words. (9) Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel went up the mountain, (10) and they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there was something like a pavement made of sapphire stones, as clear as the sky. (11) He did not lay his hand upon the leaders of the children of Israel; they saw God, and they ate and drank before him.

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