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The Lord continued His instructions in matters of justice and mercy. Examples:
"You shall not utter a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man, to be a malicious witness. You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; nor shall you bear witness in a suit, turning aside after a multitude, so as to pervert justice; nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his suit." (Exodus 23:1-3 RSV)
The Lord's Sabbath also applied to working animals, even the land itself.
"For six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield; but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the wild beasts may eat. You shall do likewise with your vineyard, and with your olive orchard.
The Lord's Holy Days were grouped according to their season and timely fulfillment as it will come.
"Three times in the year you shall keep a feast to Me.
Exodus Chapter 24
Centuries later, Jesus Christ plainly stated that, of all men, He was the only one to ever have seen the Father i.e. "Not that any one has seen the Father except Him who is from God" (John 6:46 RSV). However, people did see The Lord God, The One who would be born as Christ, The One Who delivered the Israelites out of Egypt i.e. "I want you to know, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized [see also Old Testament Baptisms and The Origin of Baptism] into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same supernatural food and all drank the same supernatural drink. For they drank from the supernatural Rock which followed them, and the Rock was Christ." (1 Corinthians 10:1-4 RSV). It was Jesus Christ who gave The Ten Commandments to the Israelites - and to all of humanity. "They saw the God of Israel":
"Then he took the book of the covenant, and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, "All that The Lord has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient."
Moses then spent 40 days and 40 nights on the mountain with The Lord (see the Fact Finder question below).
"Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of The Lord settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Now the appearance of the glory of The Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. And Moses entered the cloud, and went up on the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights." (Exodus 24:15-18 RSV)
Exodus Chapter 25
"And this is the offering which you shall receive from them: gold, silver, and bronze, blue and purple and scarlet stuff and fine twined linen, goats' hair, tanned rams' skins, goatskins, acacia wood, oil for the lamps, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, onyx stones, and stones for setting, for the ephod and for the breastpiece. And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst. According to all that I show you concerning the pattern of the tabernacle, and of all its furniture, so you shall make it." (Exodus 25:3-9 RSV)