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28 While Moses[a] was there with the Lord for 40 days and 40 nights, he did not eat or drink.[b] He wrote the Ten Commandments, the words of the covenant, on the tablets.

Moses’ Face Shines

29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, he had the two tablets in his hand,[c] and he did not know that the skin of his face was ablaze with light because he had been speaking with God.[d] 30 Aaron and all the Israelis saw Moses and immediately noticed that the skin of his face was shining, and they were afraid to come near him.

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  1. Exodus 34:28 Lit. he
  2. Exodus 34:28 Lit. eat bread or drink water
  3. Exodus 34:29 Lit. hand as he came down from the mountain
  4. Exodus 34:29 Lit. him

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