Exodus 33:12-34:26: Observing the Festivals
The Torah reading for Shabbat that falls on the intermediate days of Sukkot
34:1. The LORD said to Moses: "Carve two tablets of stone like the first, and I will inscribe upon the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you shattered.
34:2. Be ready by morning, and in the morning come up to Mount Sinai and present yourself there to Me, on the top of the mountain.
34:3. No one else shall come up with you, and no one else shall be seen anywhere on the mountain; neither shall the flocks and the herds graze at the foot of this mountain."
34:4. So Moses carved two tablets of stone, like the first, and early in the morning he went up on Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, taking the two stone tablets with him.
34:5. The LORD came down in a cloud; He stood with him there, and proclaimed the name LORD.
34:6. The LORD passed before him and proclaimed: "The LORD! the LORD! a God compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in kindness and faithfulness,
34:7. extending kindness to the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin; yet He does not remit all punishment, but visits the iniquity of fathers upon children and children's children, upon the third and fourth generations."
34:8. Moses hastened to bow low to the ground in homage,
34:9. and said, "If I have gained Your favor, O Lord, pray, let the Lord go in our midst, even though this is a stiff-necked people. Pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Your own!"
34:10. He said: I hereby make a covenant. Before all your people I will work such wonders as have not been wrought on all the earth or in any nation; and all the people who are with youshall see how awesome are the LORD'S deeds which I will perform for you.
34:11. Mark well what I command you this day. I will drive out before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
34:12. Beware of making a covenant with the inhabitants of the land against which you are advancing, lest they be a snare in your midst.
34:13. No, you must tear down their altars, smash their pillars, and cut down their sacred posts;
34:14. for you must not worship any other god, because the LORD, whose name is Impassioned, is an impassioned God.
34:15. You must not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, for they will lust after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and invite you, and you will eat of their sacrifices.
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