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Q. Where did Moses go?
A. Upon the mount, to meet the Lord. Exod.

xix, 3. Q. What did God promise Israel if they would obey him ? A. That they should be a peculiar treasure unto

him above all people. Exod. xix, 5. Q. What promise did the people make when Moses told

them this? A. All that the Lord hath spoken will we do.

Exod. xix, 8. Q. What did the Lord tell Moses he was about to do? A. To come in a thick cloud to speak to him,

that the people might hear and believe him

forever. Exod. xix, 9. Q. What did the Lord command concerning the mount from

which he would speak ? A. That the people should not go up into it,

nor touch it. Exod. xix, 12. Q. When should they gather around it? A. When the trumpet sounded long. Exod.

xix, 13. Q. What happened on the third day? A. There were thunders and lightnings, and a

thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of

the trumpet exceeding loud. Exod. xix, 16. Q. How were the people affected ? A. They trembled. Q. What then occurred ? 4. The Lord came down upon the top of the

mount, and Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire.

Exod. xix, 18.
Q. What did the Lord now utter?
A. The ten commandments.

Q. What is the first?
A. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Exod. xx, 3.
Q. What is the second ?
Ă. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven

image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth : thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me,

and keep my commandments. Exod. xx, 4-6. Q. What is the third ? A. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord

thy God in vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Exod. xx, 7. Q. What is the fourth ? Ă. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates : for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. Exod. xx, 8–11.

Q. What is the fifth ?
Ă. Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy

days may be long upon the land which the

Lord thy God giveth thee. Exod. xx, 12. Q. What is the sixth? A. Thou shalt not kill. Exod. xx, 13. Q. What is the seventh? X. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Exod.

XX, 14.

Q. What is the eighth ?
A. Thou shalt not steal. Exod. xx, 15.
Q. What is the ninth ?
Ă. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy

neighbor. Exod. xx, 16. Q. What is the tenth ? A. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house,

thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy

neighbor's. Exod. xx, 17. 2. How were the people affected by what they saw and

heard ? A. They removed, and stood afar off. Exod.

XX, 18.

2. What did they desire ? A. They said unto Moses, Speak thou with us,

and we will hear; but let not God speak with

us, lest we die: Exod. xx, 19. Q. To what did Moses then draw near? Ă. To the thick darkness where God was. Exod.

XX, 21.

Q. In what way was the remainder of the law given?
A. The Lord delivered it to Moses, and he

wrote it for the instruction of the people.

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Question. What command did the Lord give the Israelites

concerning the seventh year? Answer. Six years thou shalt sow thy land, and

gather in the fruits thereof, but the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still. Exod.

xxiii, 10, 11. Q. What should be done with that which grew of itself this

year? A. It should be for the poor and for the beasts

of the field. What did the Lord command them to keep during the Three great feasts. Exod. xxiii, 14.


Q. What was the first?
A. The feast of the Passoyer, or of unleavened

bread. Exod. xxiii, 15. Q. What was the second ? Ă. The feast of harvest, or Pentecost. Exod.

xxiii, 16. Q. What was the third ? A. The feast of ingathering, or tabernacles. Q. When was the Passover held? A. In the spring, at the time of the year when

they went out of Egypt. Q. When did the feast of Pentecost occur? A. Fifty days after the close of the Passover. Q. When the feast of ingathering ? A. It was celebrated at the end of the harvest. Q. What was the object of the last feast? Ă. To return thanks to God for the blessings

of the year; it was their “thanksgiving day.' Q. Who did God say should guide them into Canaan ? A. His angel. Exod. xxiii, 20. Q. How would he affect the inhabitants of the land ? A. I will send my fear before thee, and will de

stroy all people to whom thou shalt come.

Exod. xxiii, 27. Q. Whither did the Lord call Moses? A. Up into the mount. Exod. xxiv, 12: Q. What covered the mount? A. A cloud, and the glory of the Lord. Exod.

xxiv, 15, 16.
Q. Who spake to Moses out of the cloud ?
A. The Lord.
Q. How did the glory of the Lord appear to the children of

A. Like devouring fire. Exod. xxiv, 17.

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