23And when you heard the voice out of the darkness while the mountain was blazing with fire, all the heads of your tribes and your elders approached me,
24and you said, “Behold, the LORD our God has shown us His glory and greatness, and we have heard His voice out of the fire. Today we have seen that a man can live even if God speaks with him.
25But now, why should we die? For this great fire will consume us, and we will die, if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any longer.
26For who of all flesh has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the fire, as we have, and survived?
27Go near and listen to all that the LORD our God says. Then you can tell us everything the LORD our God tells you; we will listen and obey.”
28And the LORD heard the words you spoke to me, and He said to me, “I have heard the words that these people have spoken to you. They have done well in all that they have spoken.
29If only they had such a heart to fear Me and keep all My commandments always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever.
30Go and tell them: ‘Return to your tents.’
31But you stand here with Me, that I may speak to you all the commandments and statutes and ordinances you are to teach them to follow in the land that I am giving them to possess.”
32So be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you; you are not to turn aside to the right or to the left.
33You must walk in all the ways that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.