And the people stood afar off; but Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where G-d was.
And HaShem said unto Moses: Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel: Ye yourselves have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
Ye shall not make with Me--gods of silver, or gods of gold, ye shall not make unto you.
An altar of earth thou shalt make unto Me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen; in every place where I cause My name to be mentioned I will come unto thee and bless thee.
And if thou make Me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stones; for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast profaned it.
Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto Mine altar, that thy nakedness be not uncovered thereon.