12 The Lord said to Moses, ‘Come up to me on the mountain,
and wait there; and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the
law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.’
13 So Moses set
out with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain
14 To the elders
he had said, ‘Wait here for us, until we come to you again;
for Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever has a dispute may go to
15 Then Moses
went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain.
16 The glory of
the Lord settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six
days; on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the cloud.
17 Now the appearance
of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of
the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel.
18 Moses entered
the cloud, and went up on the mountain. Moses was on the mountain
for forty days and forty nights.