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Exodus 19:3-17
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And Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him out of the mountain, saying, "Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the people of Israel:
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You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.
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Now therefore, if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my own possession among all peoples; for all the earth is mine,
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and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel."
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So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the LORD had commanded him.
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And all the people answered together and said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do." And Moses reported the words of the people to the LORD.
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And the LORD said to Moses, "Lo, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you for ever." Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.
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And the LORD said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments,
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and be ready by the third day; for on the third day the LORD will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
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And you shall set bounds for the people round about, saying, `Take heed that you do not go up into the mountain or touch the border of it; whoever touches the mountain shall be put to death;
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no hand shall touch him, but he shall be stoned or shot; whether beast or man, he shall not live.' When the trumpet sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain."
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So Moses went down from the mountain to the people, and consecrated the people; and they washed their garments.
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And he said to the people, "Be ready by the third day; do not go near a woman."
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On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
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Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God; and they took their stand at the foot of the mountain.
Exodus 20:19
and said to Moses, "You speak to us, and we will hear; but let not God speak to us, lest we die."
Exodus 20:20
And Moses said to the people, "Do not fear; for God has come to prove you, and that the fear of him may be before your eyes, that you may not sin."
Numbers 16:3-35
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and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, "You have gone too far! For all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them; why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?"
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When Moses heard it, he fell on his face;
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and he said to Korah and all his company, "In the morning the LORD will show who is his, and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to him; him whom he will choose he will cause to come near to him.
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Do this: take censers, Korah and all his company;
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put fire in them and put incense upon them before the LORD tomorrow, and the man whom the LORD chooses shall be the holy one. You have gone too far, sons of Levi!"
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And Moses said to Korah, "Hear now, you sons of Levi:
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is it too small a thing for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself, to do service in the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them;
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and that he has brought you near him, and all your brethren the sons of Levi with you? And would you seek the priesthood also?
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Therefore it is against the LORD that you and all your company have gathered together; what is Aaron that you murmur against him?"
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And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abi'ram the sons of Eli'ab; and they said, "We will not come up.
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Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, that you must also make yourself a prince over us?
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Moreover you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up."
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And Moses was very angry, and said to the LORD, "Do not respect their offering. I have not taken one ass from them, and I have not harmed one of them."
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And Moses said to Korah, "Be present, you and all your company, before the LORD, you and they, and Aaron, tomorrow;
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and let every one of you take his censer, and put incense upon it, and every one of you bring before the LORD his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each his censer."
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So every man took his censer, and they put fire in them and laid incense upon them, and they stood at the entrance of the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron.
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Then Korah assembled all the congregation against them at the entrance of the tent of meeting. And the glory of the LORD appeared to all the congregation.
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And the LORD said to Moses and to Aaron,
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"Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment."
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And they fell on their faces, and said, "O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be angry with all the congregation?"
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And the LORD said to Moses,
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"Say to the congregation, Get away from about the dwelling of Korah, Dathan, and Abi'ram."
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Then Moses rose and went to Dathan and Abi'ram; and the elders of Israel followed him.
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And he said to the congregation, "Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be swept away with all their sins."
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So they got away from about the dwelling of Korah, Dathan, and Abi'ram; and Dathan and Abi'ram came out and stood at the door of their tents, together with their wives, their sons, and their little ones.
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And Moses said, "Hereby you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works, and that it has not been of my own accord.
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If these men die the common death of all men, or if they are visited by the fate of all men, then the LORD has not sent me.
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But if the LORD creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth, and swallows them up, with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you shall know that these men have despised the LORD."
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And as he finished speaking all these words, the ground under them split asunder;
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and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men that belonged to Korah and all their goods.
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So they and all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol; and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.
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And all Israel that were round about them fled at their cry; for they said, "Lest the earth swallow us up!"
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And fire came forth from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men offering the incense.
Numbers 16:41-35
Numbers 16:42-35
with the
Acts 7:30
"Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush.
Acts 7:35
"This Moses whom they refused, saying, `Who made you a ruler and a judge?' God sent as both ruler and deliverer by the hand of the angel that appeared to him in the bush.
Acts 7:53
you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it."
Isaiah 63:9
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them; in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
Galatians 3:19
Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made; and it was ordained by angels through an intermediary.
Hebrews 2:2
For if the message declared by angels was valid and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution,
who
Exodus 21:1-11
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"Now these are the ordinances which you shall set before them.
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When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing.
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If he comes in single, he shall go out single; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him.
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If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's and he shall go out alone.
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But if the slave plainly says, `I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,'
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then his master shall bring him to God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for life.
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"When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do.
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If she does not please her master, who has designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed; he shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has dealt faithlessly with her.
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If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her as with a daughter.
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If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or her marital rights.
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And if he does not do these three things for her, she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.
Deuteronomy 5:27-31
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Go near, and hear all that the LORD our God will say; and speak to us all that the LORD our God will speak to you; and we will hear and do it.'
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"And the LORD heard your words, when you spoke to me; and the LORD said to me, `I have heard the words of this people, which they have spoken to you; they have rightly said all that they have spoken.
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Oh that they had such a mind as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their children for ever!
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Go and say to them, "Return to your tents."
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But you, stand here by me, and I will tell you all the commandment and the statutes and the ordinances which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess.'
Deuteronomy 6:1-3
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"Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the ordinances which the LORD your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it;
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that you may fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged.
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Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them; that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
Deuteronomy 33:4
when Moses commanded us a law, as a possession for the assembly of Jacob.
Nehemiah 9:13
Thou didst come down upon Mount Sinai, and speak with them from heaven and give them right ordinances and true laws, good statutes and commandments,
Nehemiah 9:14
and thou didst make known to them thy holy sabbath and command them commandments and statutes and a law by Moses thy servant.
John 1:17
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
lively
Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live,
Deuteronomy 30:20
loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice, and cleaving to him; for that means life to you and length of days, that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them."
Deuteronomy 32:46
he said to them, "Lay to heart all the words which I enjoin upon you this day, that you may command them to your children, that they may be careful to do all the words of this law.
Deuteronomy 32:47
For it is no trifle for you, but it is your life, and thereby you shall live long in the land which you are going over the Jordan to possess."
Psalm 78:5-9
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We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders which he has wrought.
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He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children;
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that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children,
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so that they should set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;
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and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God.
John 6:63
It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
Romans 3:2
Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews are entrusted with the oracles of God.
Romans 9:4
They are Israelites, and to them belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises;
Romans 10:6-10
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But the righteousness based on faith says, Do not say in your heart, "Who will ascend into heaven?" (that is, to bring Christ down)
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or "Who will descend into the abyss?" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
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But what does it say? The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach);
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because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
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For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved.
Hebrews 5:12
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need some one to teach you again the first principles of God's word. You need milk, not solid food;
1 Peter 4:11
whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.