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Exodus 34:3 "And no man is to come up with you, nor let any man be seen anywhere on the mountain; even the flocks and the herds may not graze in front of that mountain."

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      3. no man shall come up with thee . . . neither . . . flocks nor herds--All these enactments were made in order that the law might be a second time renewed with the solemnity and sanctity that marked its first delivery. The whole transaction was ordered so as to impress the people with an awful sense of the holiness of God; and that it was a matter of no trifling moment to have subjected Him, so to speak, to the necessity of re-delivering the law of the ten commandments.

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Brief Summary: God having in the foregoing chapter intimated to Moses his reconciliation to Israel, here gives proofs of it, proceeding to settle his covenant and communion with them. Four instances of the return of his favour we have in this chapter:I. The orders he gives to Moses to come up to the mount, the next morning, and bring two tables of stone with him (v. 1-4). II. His meeting him there, and the proclamation of his name (v. 5-9). III. The instructions he gave him there, and his converse with him for forty days together, without intermission (v. 10-28). IV. The honour he put upon him when he sent him down with his face shining (v. 29-35). In all this God dealt with Moses as a public person, and mediator between him and Israel, and a type of the great Mediator.

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The tables of the law renewed. (1-4)
The name of the Lord proclaimed, The entreaty of Moses. (5-9)
God's covenant. (10-17)
The festivals. (18-27)
The veil of Moses. (28-35)
 

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