34:27 The Lord said to Moses, “Write down 1 these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 34:28 So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; 2 he did not eat bread, and he did not drink water. He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. 3
1 tn Once again the preposition with the suffix follows the imperative, adding some emphasis to the subject of the verb.
2 tn These too are adverbial in relation to the main clause, telling how long Moses was with Yahweh on the mountain.
3 tn Heb “the ten words,” though “commandments” is traditional.