Exodus Chapter 34

Exodus 34

1And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.

2And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount.

3And no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount.

4And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.

5And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

6And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

7Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

8And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

9And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O LORD, let my LORD, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.

10And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.

11Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

12Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

13But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:

14For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

15Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;

16And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

17Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

18The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.

19All that openeth the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male.

20But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before me empty.

21Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.

22And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.

23Thrice in the year shall all your menchildren appear before the LORD God, the God of Israel.

24For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God thrice in the year.

25Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.

26The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.

27And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.

28And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

29And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.

30And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.

31And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them.

32And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him in mount Sinai.

33And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face.

34But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.

35And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

15 thoughts on “Exodus Chapter 34

  1. Moses’ face was radiant after he spent time with God. The people could clearly see God’s presence in him. How often do we spend time alone with God? Although your face may not light up a room, time spent in prayer, reading the Bible, and meditation should have such an effect on our life that people will know we have been with God.

  2. GOD OF THE SECOND CHANCE

    1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.

    It appears the mentality of our generation seems to be aligned with the thought of regardless of what people do GOD in his GRACE will just cover and erase it.

    Verse 1 brings clarity to a specific area of failure that GOD will require people to restore what HE has made. It is true the BLOOD of JESUS atones; forgives and erases all sin following sincere repentance as GOD forgave Moses; however look at what GOD required of HIM.

    NLT
    1 Then the Lord told Moses, “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones. I will write on them the same words that were on the tablets you smashed.

    Moses had to go to work and he had 1 day to accomplish the assignment.
    2 And be ready in the morning, GOD required Moses to repair what he (Moses) had broken. I don’t know about you but cutting out 2 flat pieces of stone with hand tools in 1 day sounds like an unrealistic expectation. Neverthless Moses accomplished it.

    Many people are missing miracles as a result of failing to complete the commands of hard work from the voice of the LORD. Consider what belongs to GOD that you may have broken and labor to prepare for him to be GOD OF THE SECOND CHANCE.

  3. v8 NIV Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped.
    How can we not worship when we are in the presence of the Lord.

  4. v 33 And till Moses had done speaking, he
    put Vail on his face.
    v34 ” But when Moses went in before
    the Lord to speak with him, he took the vail off until he came out”

    Moses got in a place with The LORD he
    could not risk casting his pearls before
    the swine. So he covers his face the
    Glory Of GOD.
    The only way to remove the vail is to
    turn to The LORD. Whatever it is that keeps
    you from the Holy Of Holiest thank you
    JESUS because of HIM it can be
    removed.

  5. MOSES RAIDIANT FACE
    The key to the passage is the face that Moses face shone only after metting with God and the glow faded when Moses was out of his presence. Paul applies the story in 2 COR 3: 12-18. The radiance represents the transforming power of Gods presence in the believers life. The fading glory shows that without His presence no transfoormation can take place.

  6. Our Jealous God
    Ex 34:14

    In Exodus 34:14 God calls his people to Absolute Allegience to himself. He is a jealous God, tolerating no rivals, unwilling to take any place except 1st in our lives. The same is true today, scripture refers to people who love the world but claim to love God as adulturers. Which makes since you cannot serve two masters,God and world. A question arises to me..How can jealously be apart of God’s holy character, when human jealously is so sinful and destructive? Well because our jealousy is (selfish) sinful, and God’s is HOLY. As we examine God’s character, we begin to understand his demand. In Exodus 34: 6-7 God reveals his loyal love and his holiness. In Exodus 34: 10-11 he promises to act powerfully in behalf of his people, to bless them as they could never bless themselves. To ask for their full love and devotion in return springs out of God’s desire for only the best for his people. Sounds like a marriage to me: don’t cheat on him, cause you know he wont cheat on you. “Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” 2 Cor 6:17

    Ex 34:11-13 Brings up an important warning about being obedient to the Lord and tear down the altars of the people that are living in the land the Lord is about to give to Isreal, and if they don’t the native people will become a snare (seperator). It was never Gods intention to befriend the worldly natives, but to deem them enemies which he wants to deliver your enemies into their hand.
    35until I humble your enemies,
    making them a footstool under your feet.”’ Acts 2:35, Lk 20:43
    This message is important as much to us today as then. Seperate, and Divorce the world! 2 Cor 6:14-16 Jesus died that you may leave this world behind.

  7. 26The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God.

    The tithe is the Lords.The firstfruits of the land and the finances that the Lord gives us is His. No questions asked!

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  9. Verses 29-30 read….”When Moses came down from Mount Sinai carrying the two Tablets of The Testimony, he didn’t know that the skin of his face glowed because he had been speaking with God. Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, saw his radiant face, and held back, afraid to get close to him.”

    When we have a close relationship with God, other people will see it in our presentation, our talk, our walk, and our lives.

  10. Moses kept the veil on his face until he went in to speak with God. Some parts of our relationship with God will show fruitful in open ministry yet should remain hidden from view. Jesus taught against the Pharisees’ public show of praying, etc and so must we learn to draw the line concerning what is allowed to be public and what is kept between us and God.

  11. When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the Lord . So when Aaron and the people of Israel saw the radiance of Moses’ face, they were afraid to come near him. (Exodus 34:29, 30 NLT)

    People will know when you have been with the Lord.

  12. 24For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God thrice in the year.

  13. 2And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount.

    3And no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount.

    4And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.

    5And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

    There’s just something special about meeting with the Lord the first thing in the morning and getting my priorities (commandments) for the day!

  14. 40 days and nights with God, 10 commandments… This changed everything for us. A law to live by, only leading to the better law to come fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

  15. This chapter illustrates revelation. “And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.” The ruler of our lives will also shine through; therefore we must choose who (Jesus, or) we want to shine through us. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

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