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Exodus 34:10–28

The Covenant Renewed

10 Then 1God said, “Behold, aI am going to make a covenant. Before all your people bI will perform miracles which have not been 2produced in all the earth nor among any of the nations; and all the people 3among whom you live will see the working of the Lord, for it is a fearful thing that I am going to perform with you.

11 1Be sure to observe what I am commanding you this day: behold, aI am going to drive out the Amorite before you, and the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite.

12 aWatch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst.

13 aBut rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their 1bAsherim

14 —for ayou shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God—

15 otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and asacrifice to their gods, and someone bmight invite you 1to eat of his sacrifice,

16 and ayou might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters might play the harlot with their gods and cause your sons also to play the harlot with their gods.

17 aYou shall make for yourself no molten gods.

18 “You shall observe athe Feast of Unleavened Bread. For bseven days you are to eat unleavened bread, 1as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the cmonth of Abib, for in the month of Abib you came out of Egypt.

19 aThe first offspring from every womb belongs to Me, and all your male livestock, the first offspring from 1cattle and sheep.

20 aYou shall redeem with a lamb the 1first offspring from a donkey; and if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. You shall redeem ball the firstborn of your sons. 2cNone shall appear before Me empty-handed.

21 “You shall work asix days, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during plowing time and harvest you shall rest.

22 “You shall celebrate athe Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year.

23 aThree times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord 1God, the God of Israel.

24 “For I will 1adrive out nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no man shall covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the Lord your God.

25 aYou shall not 1offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread, bnor is the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover to 2be left over until morning.

26 “You shall bring athe very first of the first fruits of your soil into the house of the Lord your God.

You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”

27 Then the Lord said to Moses, “aWrite 1down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made ba covenant with you and with Israel.”

28 So he was there with the Lord aforty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. And 1bhe wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, cthe Ten 2Commandments.

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