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At Mount Sinai

19 1-2 The Israelites left Rephidim[a] and arrived at the desert. Then two months after leaving Egypt, they arrived at the desert near Mount Sinai, where they set up camp at the foot of the mountain. This was two months after they had left Egypt.

Moses went up the mountain to meet with the Lord God, who told him to say to the people:

You saw what I did in Egypt, and you know how I brought you here to me, just as a mighty eagle carries its young. (A)(B) Now if you will faithfully obey me, you will be my very own people. The whole world is mine, (C) but you will be my holy nation and serve me as priests.

Moses, that is what you must tell the Israelites.

After Moses went back, he reported to the leaders what the Lord had said, and they all promised, “We will do everything the Lord has commanded.” So Moses told the Lord about this.

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  1. 19.1,2 Rephidim: See the note at 17.1.

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