They come to Sinai: the people are commanded to be sanctified. The Lord, coming in thunder and lightning, speaketh with Moses.
 In the third month of the departure of Israel out of the land of Egypt, on this day they came into the wilderness of Sinai:
Mense tertio egressionis Israel de terra Aegypti, in die hac venerunt in solitudinem Sinai.
 For departing out of Raphidim, and coming to the desert of Sinai, they camped in the same place, and there Israel pitched their tents over against the mountain.
Nam profecti de Raphidim, et pervenientes usque in desertum Sinai, castrametati sunt in eodem loco, ibique Israel fixit tentoria e regione montis.
 And Moses went up to God: and the Lord called unto him from the mountain, and said: Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel:
Moyses autem ascendit ad Deum : vocavitque eum Dominus de monte, et ait : Haec dices domui Jacob, et annuntiabis filiis Israel :
 You have seen what I have done to the Egyptians, how I have carried you upon the wings of eagles, and have taken you to myself.
Vos ipsi vidistis quae fecerim Aegyptiis, quomodo portaverim vos super alas aquilarum, et assumpserim mihi.
 If therefore you will hear my voice, and keep my covenant, you shall be my peculiar possession above all people: for all the earth is mine.
Si ergo audieritis vocem meam, et custodieritis pactum meum, eritis mihi in peculium de cunctis populis : mea est enim omnis terra :
 And you shall be to me a priestly kingdom, and a holy nation. Those are the words thou shalt speak to the children of Israel.
et vos eritis mihi in regnum sacerdotale, et gens sancta. Haec sunt verba quae loqueris ad filios Israel.
 Moses came, and calling together the elders of the people, he declared all the words which the Lord had commanded.
Venit Moyses : et convocatis majoribus natu populi, exposuit omnes sermones quos mandaverat Dominus.
 And all the people answered together: All that the Lord hath spoken, we will do. And when Moses had related the people's words to the Lord,
Responditque omnis populus simul : Cuncta quae locutus est Dominus, faciemus. Cumque retulisset Moyses verba populi ad Dominum,
 The Lord said to him: Lo, now will I come to thee in the darkness of a cloud, that the people may hear me speaking to thee, and may believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.
ait ei Dominus : Jam nunc veniam ad te in caligine nubis, ut audiat me populus loquentem ad te, et credat tibi in perpetuum. Nuntiavit ergo Moyses verba populi ad Dominum.
 And he said to him: Go to the people, and sanctify them today, and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments.
Qui dixit ei : Vade ad populum, et sanctifica illos hodie, et cras, laventque vestimenta sua.
 And let them be ready against the third day: for on the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
Et sint parati in diem tertium : in die enim tertia descendet Dominus coram omni plebe super montem Sinai.
 And thou shalt appoint certain limits to the people round about, and thou shalt say to them: Take heed you go not up into the mount, and that ye touch not the borders thereof: every one that toucheth the mount dying he shall die.
Constituesque terminos populo per circuitum, et dices ad eos : Cavete ne ascendatis in montem, nec tangatis fines illius : omnis qui tetigerit montem, morte morietur.
 No hands shall touch him, but he shall be stoned to death, or shall be shot through with arrows: whether it be beast, or man, he shall not live. When the trumpet shall begin to sound, then let them go up into the mount.
Manus non tanget eum, sed lapidibus opprimetur, aut confodietur jaculis : sive jumentum fuerit, sive homo, non vivet : cum coeperit clangere buccina, tunc ascendant in montem.
 And Moses came down from the mount to the people, and sanctified them. And when they had washed their garments,
Descenditque Moyses de monte ad populum, et sanctificavit eum. Cumque lavissent vestimenta sua,
 He said to them: Be ready against the third day, and come not near your wives.
ait ad eos : Estote parati in diem tertium, et ne appropinquetis uxoribus vestris.
 And now the third day was come, and the morning appeared: and behold thunders began to be heard, and lightning to flash, and a very thick cloud to cover the mount, and the noise of the trumpet sounded exceeding loud, and the people that was in the camp, feared.
Jamque advenerat tertius dies, et mane inclaruerat : et ecce coeperunt audiri tonitrua, ac micare fulgura, et nubes densissima operire montem, clangorque buccinae vehementius perstrepebat : et timuit populus qui erat in castris.
 And when Moses had brought them forth to meet God from the place of the camp, they stood at the bottom of the mount.
Cumque eduxisset eos Moyses in occursum Dei de loco castrorum, steterunt ad radices montis.
 And all mount Sinai was on a smoke: because the Lord was come down upon it in fire, and the smoke arose from it as out of a furnace: and all the mount was terrible.
Totus autem mons Sinai fumabat, eo quod descendisset Dominus super eum in igne : et ascenderet fumus ex eo quasi de fornace, eratque omnis mons terribilis.
 And the sound of the trumpet grew by degrees louder and louder, and was drawn out to a greater length: Moses spoke, and God answered him.
Et sonitus buccinae paulatim crescebat in majus, et prolixius tendebatur : Moyses loquebatur, et Deus respondebat ei.
 And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, in the very top of the mount, and he called Moses unto the top thereof. And when he was gone up thither,
Descenditque Dominus super montem Sinai in ipso montis vertice, et vocavit Moysen in cacumen ejus. Quo cum ascendisset,
 He said unto him: Go down, and charge the people: lest they should have a mind to pass the limits to see the Lord, and a very great multitude of them should perish.
dixit ad eum : Descende, et contestare populum : ne forte velit transcendere terminos ad videndum Dominum, et pereat ex eis plurima multitudo.
 The priests also that come to the Lord, let them be sanctified, lest he strike them.
Sacerdotes quoque qui accedunt ad Dominum, sanctificentur, ne percutiat eos.
 And Moses said to the Lord: The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou did charge, and command, saying: Set limits about the mount, and sanctify it.
Dixitque Moyses ad Dominum : Non poterit vulgus ascendere in montem Sinai : tu enim testificatus es, et jussisti, dicens : Pone terminos circa montem, et sanctifica illum.
 And the Lord said to him: Go, get thee down: and thou shalt come up, thou and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people pass the limits, nor come up to the Lord, lest he kill them.
Cui ait Dominus : Vade, descende : ascendesque tu, et Aaron tecum : sacerdotes autem et populus ne transeant terminos, nec ascendant ad Dominum, ne forte interficiat illos.
 And Moses went down to the people and told them all.
Descenditque Moyses ad populum, et omnia narravit eis.