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Exodus 34 / Basic English

1. And the Lord said to Moses, Make two other stones like the first two; and I will put on them the words which were on the first stones, which were broken by you.
2. And be ready by the morning, and come up on Mount Sinai, and come before me there in the morning, on the top of the mountain.
3. No one is to come up with you, and let no man be seen anywhere on the mountain; let no flocks or herds come near to get their food at its foot.
4. So Moses got two stones cut like the first; and early in the morning he went up Mount Sinai, as the Lord had said, with the two stones in his hand.
5. And the Lord came down in the cloud and took his place by the side of Moses, and Moses gave worship to the name of the Lord.
6. And the Lord went past before his eyes, saying, The Lord, the Lord, a God full of pity and grace, slow to wrath and great in mercy and faith;
7. Having mercy on thousands, overlooking evil and wrongdoing and sin; he will not let wrongdoers go free, but will send punishment on children for the sins of their fathers, and on their children's children to the third and fourth generation.
8. Then Moses quickly went down on his face in worship.
9. And he said, If now I have grace in your eyes, let the Lord go among us, for this is a stiff-necked people, and give us forgiveness for our wrongdoing and our sin, and take us for your heritage.
10. And the Lord said, See, this is what I will undertake: before the eyes of your people I will do wonders, such as have not been done in all the earth or in any nation: and all your people will see the work of the Lord, for what I am about to do for you is greatly to be feared.
11. Take care to do the orders which I give you today; I will send out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.
12. But take care, and do not make any agreement with the people of the land where you are going, for it will be a cause of sin to you.
13. But their altars are to be overturned and their pillars broken and their images cut down:
14. For you are to be worshippers of no other god: for the Lord is a God who will not give his honour to another.
15. So see that you make no agreement with the people of the land, and do not go after their gods, or take part in their offerings, or be guests at their feasts,
16. Or take their daughters for your sons; for when their daughters give worship before their gods, they will make your sons take part with them.
17. Make for yourselves no gods of metal.
18. Keep the feast of unleavened bread; for seven days your food is to be bread without leaven, as I gave you orders, at the regular time in the month Abib; for in that month you came out of Egypt.
19. Every first male child is mine; the first male birth of your cattle, the first male of every ox and sheep.
20. A lamb may be given in payment for the young of an ass, but if you will not make payment for it, its neck will have to be broken. For all the first of your sons you are to make payment. No one is to come before me without an offering.
21. Six days let work be done, but on the seventh day take your rest: at ploughing time and at the grain-cutting you are to have a day for rest.
22. And you are to keep the feast of weeks when you get in the first-fruits of the grain, and the feast at the turn of the year when you take in the produce of your fields.
23. Three times in the year let all your males come before the Lord, the God of Israel.
24. For I will send out the nations before you and make wide the limits of your land; and no man will make an attempt to take your land while you go up to give worship to the Lord, three times in the year.
25. No leaven is to be offered with the blood of my offering, and the offering of the Passover feast may not be kept till the morning.
26. Take the first-fruits of your land as an offering to the house of the Lord your God. Let not the young goat be cooked in its mother's milk
27. And the Lord said to Moses, Put all these words in writing; for on them is based the agreement which I will make with you.
28. And for forty days and forty nights Moses was there with the Lord, and in that time he had no food or drink. And he put in writing on the stones the words of the agreement, the ten rules of the law.
29. Now when Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two stones in his hand, he was not conscious that his face was shining because of his talk with God.
30. But when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, and the shining of his face, they would not come near him for fear.
31. Then Moses sent for them; and Aaron, with the chiefs of the people, came to him; and Moses had talk with them.
32. And later, all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them all the orders which the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai.
33. And at the end of his talk with them, Moses put a veil over his face.
34. But whenever Moses went in before the Lord to have talk with him, he took off the veil till he came out. And whenever he came out he said to the children of Israel what he had been ordered to say;
35. And the children of Israel saw that the face of Moses was shining: so Moses put the veil over his face again till he went to the Lord.
Exodus 35 / Basic English

1. And Moses sent for all the children of Israel to come together, and said to them, This is what the Lord has said and these are his orders.
2. Six days let work be done, but the seventh day is to be a holy day to you, a Sabbath of rest to the Lord; whoever does any work on that day is to be put to death.
3. No fire is to be lighted in any of your houses on the Sabbath day.
4. And Moses said to all the meeting of the children of Israel, This is the order which the Lord has given:
5. Take from among you an offering to the Lord; everyone who has the impulse in his heart, let him give his offering to the Lord; gold and silver and brass;
6. And blue and purple and red and the best linen and goats' hair,
7. And sheepskins coloured red, and leather, and hard wood,
8. And oil for the lights, and spices for the holy oil and for the sweet perfumes for burning.
9. And beryls and jewels to be cut for the ephod and for the priest's bag.
10. And let every wise-hearted man among you come and make whatever has been ordered by the Lord;
11. The House and its tent and its cover, its hooks and its boards, its rods and its pillars and its bases;
12. The ark with its cover and its rods and the veil hanging before it;
13. The table and its rods and all its vessels, and the holy bread;
14. And the support for the lights, with its vessels and its lights and the oil for the light;
15. And the altar for burning spices, with its rods, and the holy oil and the sweet perfume, and the curtain for the door, at the door of the House;
16. The altar of burned offerings, with its network of brass, its rods, and all its vessels, the washing-vessel and its base;
17. The hangings for the open space, its pillars and their bases, and the curtain for the doorway;
18. The nails for the House, and the nails for the open space and their cords;
19. The robes of needlework for the work of the holy place, the holy robes for Aaron the priest, and the robes for his sons when acting as priests.
20. And all the children of Israel went away from Moses.
21. And everyone whose heart was moved, everyone who was guided by the impulse of his spirit, came with his offering for the Lord, for whatever was needed for the Tent of meeting and its work and for the holy robes.
22. They came, men and women, all who were ready to give, and gave pins and nose-rings and finger-rings and neck-ornaments, all of gold; everyone gave an offering of gold to the Lord.
23. And everyone who had blue and purple and red and the best linen and goats' hair and sheepskins coloured red and leather, gave them.
24. Everyone who had silver and brass gave an offering of them to the Lord; and everyone who had hard wood, such as was needed for the work, gave it.
25. And all the women who were expert with their hands, made cloth, and gave the work of their hands, blue and purple and red and the best linen.
26. And those women who had the knowledge, made the goats' hair into cloth.
27. And the rulers gave the beryls and the cut jewels for the ephod and the priest's bag;
28. And the spice and the oil for the light, and the holy oil and the sweet perfumes.
29. The children of Israel, every man and woman, from the impulse of their hearts, gave their offerings freely to the Lord for the work which the Lord had given Moses orders to have done.
30. And Moses said to the children of Israel, See, the Lord has made selection of Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;
31. And he has made him full of the spirit of God, in all wisdom and knowledge and art of every sort;
32. As an expert designer of beautiful things, working in gold and silver and brass;
33. Trained in the cutting of stones and the ornamenting of wood and in every sort of handwork.
34. And he has given to him, and to Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, the power of training others.
35. To them he has given knowledge of all the arts of the handworker, of the designer, and the expert workman; of the maker of needlework in blue and purple and red and the best linen, and of the maker of cloth; in all the arts of the designer and the trained workman they are expert.
Psalms 36 / Basic English

1. <To the chief music-maker. Of the servant of the Lord. Of David.> The sin of the evil-doer says in his heart, There is no fear of the Lord before his eyes.
2. For he takes comfort in the thought that his sin will not be uncovered and hated.
3. In the words of his mouth are evil and deceit; he has given up being wise and doing good.
4. He gives thought to evil on his bed; he takes a way which is not good; he is not a hater of evil.
5. Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens, and your strong purpose is as high as the clouds.
6. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judging is like the great deep; O Lord, you give life to man and beast.
7. How good is your loving mercy, O God! the children of men take cover under the shade of your wings.
8. The delights of your house will be showered on them; you will give them drink from the river of your pleasures.
9. For with you is the fountain of life: in your light we will see light.
10. O let there be no end to your loving mercy to those who have knowledge of you, or of your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11. Let not the foot of pride come against me, or the hand of the evil-doers put me out of my place.
12. There the workers of evil have come down: they have been made low, and will not be lifted up.
Psalms 37 / Basic English

1. <Of David.> Do not be angry because of the wrongdoers, or have envy of the workers of evil.
2. For they will quickly be cut down like grass, and become dry like the green plants.
3. Have faith in the Lord, and do good; be at rest in the land, and go after righteousness.
4. So will your delight be in the Lord, and he will give you your heart's desires.
5. Put your life in the hands of the Lord; have faith in him and he will do it.
6. And he will make your righteousness be seen like the light, and your cause like the shining of the sun.
7. Take your rest in the Lord, waiting quietly for him; do not be angry because of the man who does well in his evil ways, and gives effect to his bad designs.
8. Put an end to your wrath and be no longer bitter; do not give way to angry feeling which is a cause of sin.
9. For the evil-doers will be cut off: but those who have faith in the Lord will have the earth for their heritage.
10. For in a short time the evil-doer will be gone: you will go searching for his place, and it will not be there.
11. But the gentle will have the earth for their heritage; they will take their delight in peace without measure.
12. The sinner has evil designs against the upright, lifting up the voice of wrath against him.
13. He will be laughed at by the Lord, who sees that his day is coming.
14. The evil-doers have taken out their swords, their bows are bent; for crushing the poor, and to put to death those who are upright in their ways.
15. But their swords will be turned into their hearts, and their bows will be broken.
16. The little which the good man has is better than the wealth of evil-doers.
17. For the arms of the evil-doers will be broken: but the Lord is the support of the good.
18. The days of the upright are numbered by the Lord, and their heritage will be for ever.
19. They will not be shamed in the evil time, and in the days when all are in need of food they will have enough.
20. But the wrongdoers will come to destruction, and the haters of the Lord will be like the fat of lambs, they will be burned up; they will go up in smoke, and never again be seen.
21. The sinner takes money and does not give it back; but the upright man has mercy, and gives to others.
22. Those who have his blessing will have the earth for their heritage; but those who are cursed by him will be cut off.
23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he takes delight in his way.
24. Even if he has a fall he will not be without help: for the hand of the Lord is supporting him.
25. I have been young, and now am old, but I have not seen the good man without help, or his children looking for bread.
26. All the day he is ready to have mercy and to give; his children are a blessing.
27. Be turned from evil, and do good; and your place will be for ever.
28. For the Lord is a lover of righteousness, and takes care of his saints; they will be kept safe for ever; but the seed of the evil-doers will be cut off.
29. The upright will have the earth for their heritage, and will go on living there for ever.
30. The mouth of the good man says words of wisdom; the talk of his tongue is of righteousness.
31. The law of his God is in his heart; he will never make a false step.
32. The sinners are watching the upright man, desiring to put him to death.
33. The Lord will not give him into their hands, or be against him when he is judged.
34. Be waiting for the Lord, and keep his way; and you will be lifted up, and have the land for your heritage: when the evil-doers are cut off, you will see it.
35. I have seen the evil-doer in great power, covering the earth like a great tree.
36. But he came to an end, and there was no sign of him; I made a search for him and he was not there.
37. Give attention to the good man, and take note of the upright; because the end of that man is peace.
38. But as for the sinners, they will be cut off together; the end of the wrongdoers is destruction.
39. But the Lord is the saviour of the upright: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
40. And the Lord will be their help, and keep them safe: he will take them out of the hands of the evil-doers, and be their saviour, because they had faith in him.