Shemot (Exodus) 33:12 - 34:26

12 And Mosheh said to יהוה, "See, You are saying to me, ‘Bring up this people.' But You have not made known to me whom You would send with me, though You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favour in My eyes.'

13  "And now, please, if I have found favour in Your eyes, please show me Your way, and let me know You, so that I find favour in Your eyes. And consider that this nation is Your people."

14 And He said, "My Presence goes, and I shall give you rest."

15 And he said to Him, "If Your Presence is not going, do not lead us up from here.

16 "For how then shall it be known that I have found favour in Your eyes, I and Your people, except You go with us? Then we shall be distinguished, I and Your people, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth."

17 And יהוה said to Mosheh, "Even this word you have spoken I shall do, for you have found favour in My eyes, and I know you by name."

18  Then he said, "Please, show me Your esteem."

19 And He said, "I shall cause all My goodness to pass before you, and I shall proclaim the Name of יהוה before you. And I shall favour him whom I favour, and shall have compassion on him whom I have compassion."

20 But He said, "You are unable to see My face, for no man sees Me and lives."

21 And יהוה said, "See, there is a place with Me! And you shall stand on the rock.

22  "And it shall be, while My esteem passes by, that I shall put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand while I pass by.

23 "Then I shall take away My hand and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen."

Exodus 34

1 And יהוה said to Mosheh, "Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I shall write on these tablets the Words that were on the first tablets which you broke.

2 "And be ready in the morning. Then you shall come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself to Me there on the top of the mountain.

3  "And let no man come up with you, and let no man be seen in all the mountain, and let not even the flock or the herd feed in front of that mountain."

4  And he cut two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then Mosheh rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai, as יהוה had commanded him, and he took two tablets of stone in his hand.

5 And יהוה came down in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the Name, יהוה.

6 And יהוה passed before him and proclaimed, "יהוה, יהוה, an Ěl compassionate and showing favour, patient, and great in kindness and truth,

7 watching over kindness for thousands, forgiving wickedness and transgression and sin, but by no means leaving unpunished, visiting the wickedness of the fathers upon the children and the children's children to the third and the fourth generation."

8 And Mosheh hurried and bowed himself toward the earth, and did obeisance,

9 and said, "If, now, I have found favour in Your eyes, O יהוה, I pray, let יהוה go on in our midst, even though we are a stiff-necked people. And forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance."

10 And He said, "See, I am making a Covenant. Before all your people I am going to do wonders such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation. And all the people among whom you are shall see the work of יהוה. For what I am doing with you is awesome.

11 "Guard what I command you today. See, I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Kenaʽanite and the Ḥittite and the Perizzite and the Ḥiwwite and the Yeḇusite.

12 "Guard yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst.

13 "But break down their altars, and smash their pillars, and cut down their Ashĕrim -

14 for you do not bow yourselves to another mighty one, for יהוה, whose Name is jealous, is a jealous Ěl -

15 lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they whore after their mighty ones, and slaughter to their mighty ones, and one of them invites you and you eat of his slaughterings,

16 and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters whore after their mighty ones, and make your sons whore after their mighty ones.

17 "Do not make a moulded mighty one for yourselves.

18 "Guard the Festival of Matstoth. For seven days you eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the appointed time of the month of Aḇiḇ, because in the month of Aḇiḇ you came out from Mitsrayim.

19 "Everyone opening the womb is Mine, and every male first-born among your livestock, whether bull or sheep.

20 "But the first-born of a donkey you ransom with a lamb. And if you do not ransom, then you shall break his neck. Every first-born of your sons you shall ransom. And they shall not appear before Me empty-handed.

21 "Six days you work, but on the seventh day you rest - in ploughing time and in harvest you rest.

22 "And perform the Festival of Shaḇuoth for yourself, of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year.

23 "Three times in the year all your men are to appear before the Master, יהוה, the Elohim of Yisra'ĕl,

24 for I dispossess nations before you, and shall enlarge your borders, and let no one covet your land when you go up to appear before יהוה your Elohim three times in the year.

25 "Do not offer the blood of My slaughtering with leaven, and do not let the slaughtering of the Festival of the Pesaḥ remain until morning.

26 "Bring the first of the first-fruits of your land to the House of יהוה your Elohim. Do not cook a young goat in its mother's milk."