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31 them to minister to me as priests. And thou shalt speak to

the children of Israel and say, This shall be to you a holy 32 anointing oil throughout your generations. Upon the flesh of man it must not be poured; nor shall

your33 selves according to this composition. It shall be holy, and held

in veneration by you. Whoever shall make any like it or give any of it to a stranger, shall be rooted out from among his

people. 34 Moreover the Lord said to Moses, Take thee spices-

stacte, onycha and sweet scented chalbanum and pellucid 35 frankincense, of each an equal quantity. And of these they

shall make compound incense mixed up by the art of an apo86 thecary, a pure holy composition. And thou shalt beat some

of it fine, and lay it over against the testimonies in the taber

nacle of the testimony, where I shall make myself known to 37 thee. It shall be to you a most holy incense. According to the

composition thereof you shall not make any for yourselves, 38 You shall consider it as a holy thing appropriate to the Lord.

Whoever shall make any like it to yield a fragrance for him

self shall be rooted out from among his people. XXXI. Then the Lord spoke to Moses saying, Behold I have 2 called by name, Beseleel the son of Ourius, the son of Hur, 3 of the tribe of Judas, and filled him with a divine spirit of wis

dom and understanding and knowledge in every kind of 4 workmanship, to contrive and execute as a master carpenter;

and to manufacture gold and silver and brass, and blue and 5 purple and scarlet yarn; and to cut stones; and in works of

architecture made of wood to execute all kinds of workman6 ship. Him I have given with Eliab the son of Achisamach of

the tribe of Dan. And to every man of an understanding heart

I have given wisdom and they will make all that I have com. 7 manded thee—the tabernacle of the testimony, and the ark of 8 the covenant, and the propitiatory upon it, and the furniture

of the tabernacle, and the altars, and the table and all the uten

sils thereof, and the pure candlestick and all its utensils, and 9 the laver with its base, and the sacerdotal robes of Aaron, and 10 the robes of his sons to minister to me in the priest's office, 11 and the anointing oil and the compound incense of the sanctu

ary. According to all that I have commanded thee they will do.



12 Moreover the Lord spoke to Moses saying, Charge the 13 children of Israel saying, See that you keep my sabbaths. It

is a sign between me and you throughout your generations,

that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifieth you ; 14 therefore you shall keep the sabbath, because it is holy to

the Lord for you. He who profaneth it shall surely be put to

death. Whoever shall do any work on it, that person shall be 15 rooted out from among his people. Six days thou shalt per

form works, but on the seventh day are the sabbaths, a rest holy

to the Lord. Whoever shall do any work on the seventh day 16 shall be put to death. Therefore the children of Israel shall

keep the sabbaths and cause them to be kept throughout their 17 generations. It is an everlasting covenant between me and the

children of Israel. It is for me a perpetual sign that in six days the Lord made the heaven and the earth and rested on the

seventh. 18 Here he paused, and gave Moses, when he had ceased

speaking to him on mount Sina, two tables of the testimony

tables of stone written with the finger of God. XXXII. (Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to

come down from the mount, they rose up together against Aaron and said to him; Arise and make for us gods who shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us

out from the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of 2 him. Thereupon Aaron said to them, Take off the golden ear

rings which are in the ears of your wives and daughters and 3 bring them to me. So all the people took off the gold ear-rings

which were in their ears and brought them to Aaron; and, he 4 received them at their hands and having made of them a mol

ten bull he fashioned it with a graving tool and said, These

are thy gods O Israel, who brought thee up out of the land of 5 Egypt. And when Aaron saw it he built an altar before it.

And Aaron made proclamation, saying, To-morrow is the fes6 tival of the Lord. So rising early in the morning he caused

whole burnt offerings to be brought up, and offered a sacrifice of thanksgiving; and the people sat down to eat and drink and

rose up to play.) 7 Then the Lord spoke to Moses saying, Go quickly, go

down from this place; for thy people whom thou hast brought


8 out of the land of Egypt have transgressed. They have quickly

turned aside out of the way in which thou commandedst them

to walk and have made for themselves a young bull and wor9 shipped it; and have sacrificed to it and said, These are thy

gods, O Israel, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt. 10 Now therefore let me alone, that being provoked to wrath

against them I may utterly destroy them, and I will make thee a great nation.

Upon which Moses made supplication before the Lord God and said, Shouldst thou, O Lord, be provoked to wrath against thy people, whom thou hast brought out of the land of

Egypt with great power and with thine uplifted arm, perhaps 12 the Egyptians may speak, saying, With an ill intent he led

them out to slay them on the mountains and utterly consume

them from the earth. Stay thy fierce indignation and be mer13 ciful at this wickedness of thy people, remembering Abraham

and Isaak and Jacob thy servants, to whom thou didst swear by thyself and didst speak saying, I will greatly multiply your seed like the stars of heaven for multitude; and didst say that thou

wouldst give them all that land, that they should possess it for 14 ever. And when the Lord was moved with compassion to save 15 his people, Moses turned and went down from the mount with 16 the two tables of the testimony in his hands. Now the tables

were of stone written on both sides. On the one side and on the other they were written, and the tables were the work of God.

And the writing was the writing of God engraved on the ta17 bles. And Joshua hearing the sound of the people shouting 18 said to Moses, There is a sound of war in the camp. To

which he replied, It is not the sound of men singing alternately as they rush to battle, nor is it the sound of men answering

each other on a retreat, but the sound of responsive strains at 19 a revel, which I hear. And when he approached the camp and

saw the young bull and the choirs, Moses being inflamed with

wrath threw the two tables from his hands and broke them at 20 the foot of the mount. And taking the bull which they had

made he burned it with fire and grinded it fine and strewed 21 it in the water and made the Israelites drink it. And Moses

said to Aaron, What did this people do to thee, that thou hast 22 brought upon them this great sin? Upon which Aaron said to

Moses, Be not angry, my lord, for thou knowest the impetu23 ousness of this people. For they said to me, Make us gods

which shall go before us, for as for this Moses, the man who

brought us out of Egypt we know not what is become of him. 24 Whereupon I said to them, If anyone hath golden ornaments

take them off. So they gave me and I cast into the fire, and

out came that bull. 25 And when Moses saw that the people were scattered abroad;

for Aaron had scattered and made them a derision to their ene26 mies, Moses stood at the gate of the camp and said, Who is 27 for the Lord ? Let him come to me. Upon which all the sons

of Levi joined him. Then Moses said to them, Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel, Gird ye every man his sword on his thigh and pass through and wheel about from gate to gate through the camp and slay every man his brother and every

man his neighbour and every one him who is nearest of kin 28 to him. And the children of Levi did as Moses spoke to them

and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men. 29 For Moses said to them, Fill your hands to-day for the Lord,

every one with his son or with his brother that a blessing may

be bestowed on you. 30 And on the following day Moses said to the people, You

have committed a great sin, now therefore I will go up to God 31 that I may appease him for this sin of yours. So Moses went

back to the Lord and said, O Lord ! this people have commit

ted a great sin and have made for themselves gods of gold. 32 Now therefore, if thou indeed forgivest this their sin, forgive

it: but if not: blot me out of thy book which thou hast writ33 ten. And the Lord said to Moses, Whoever have sinned be34 fore me, them will I blot out of my book. Now therefore go

thy way; go down and lead this people to the place which I commanded thee. Behold my angel will go before thee but on the day when I visit I will bring upon them this sin of

theirs. 35 Now when the Lord had smitten the people for making the XXXIII. bull which Aaron had made, the Lord said to Moses,

Depart, go up hence thou and thy people whom thou hast led out of the land of Egypt, to the land which with an oath I promised to Abraham and Isaak and Jacob, saying, To your 2 seed I will give it. And I will send my angel before thee

and he will drive out the Amorite and the Chettite and the

Pherezite and the Gergasite and the Evite and the Jebusite 3 and the Chananite. And I will bring thee to a land Aowing

with milk and honey : for I must not go with thee because

thou art a stiff necked people, lest I destroy thee in the way. 4 And when the people heard these evil tidings they mourned 5 bitterly. Whereupon the Lord said to the Israelites, You are

a stiff necked people, take care that I bring not another stroke on you and utterly consume you. Now therefore strip off the

robes of your glory and your ornaments and I will shew thee 6 what I will do to thee. So the Israelites stript off their orna

ments and took down the barrier from the mountain Choreb

and Moses struck his tent and pitched it without the camp at 7 a distance from the camp, (Now it was called the tabernacle

of the testimony, and every one who sought the Lord 8 went out to this tabernacle without the camp. And as Moses

was going to the tabernacle without the camp, all the people stood looking, every one at his tent door, and kept their eyes

upon Moses as he was going until he entered the tabernacle) 9 And when Moses entered the tabernacle, the pillar of cloud

descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle and talked 10 with Moses. And when all the people saw the pillar of cloud

standing at the door of the tabernacle all the people as they 11 were standing worshipped every one at his tent door. And

when the Lord had talked with Moses face to face as one would talk to his friend, Moses returned to the camp, but his attendant Joshua the son of Nave being young did not go out

of the tabernacle. 12 Now Moses had said to the Lord, Behold thou sayest,

Lead on this people, but hast not let me know whom thou

wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said to me, I know thee 13 above all men and thou art in favour with me. If therefore I

have found favour in thy sight manifest thyself to me in an evident manner, that I may see thee in what way soever I may

have found favour in thy sight, and that I may know that this 14 great nation is thy people. And he said, Must I myself go be 15 fore thee and give thee rest? To which Moses replied, Unless

thou thyself accompany us, take me not away from this place :

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