Category Archives: Exodus

Exodus 25: Holy Things for Holy Space

Exodus 25: 1-9 A Voluntary Offering for the Tabernacle The LORD said to Moses: 2 Tell the Israelites to take for me an offering; from all whose hearts prompt them to give you shall receive the offering for me. 3 … Continue reading

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Exodus 24: Sealing the Covenant and Approaching God at Sinai

Exodus 24: 1-8 Sealing the Covenant Then he said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship at a distance. 2 Moses alone shall come near … Continue reading

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Exodus 23: Justice, Celebration and Presence

Exodus 23:1-9 And Justice for All  You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with the wicked to act as a malicious witness. 2 You shall not follow a majority in wrongdoing; when you bear witness … Continue reading

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Exodus 22: Boundaries, Trust and Reconciliation

Exodus 22:1-15 Expanding the Commandment on Stealing  When someone steals an ox or a sheep, and slaughters it or sells it, the thief shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.1 The thief shall make … Continue reading

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Exodus 21: Slavery, Capital Crimes and Responsibility for Property

Exodus 21: 1-11 On Slavery  These are the ordinances that you shall set before them:  2 When you buy a male Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, but in the seventh he shall go out a free person, without … Continue reading

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Exodus 20- The Decalogue

Exodus 20: 1-17 The Ten Words  Then God spoke all these words:  2 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other … Continue reading

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Exodus 19: Arriving at Sinai to Encounter God

Exodus 19: 1-9 Borne on Eagles Wings to Sinai  On the third new moon after the Israelites had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day, they came into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 They had journeyed … Continue reading

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