Yahweh tells Moses to bring the elders of Israel to meet him on Mount Sinai. Moses has the Israelites make offerings. Moses and Joshua go onto the mountain and stay 40 days and 40 nights.
Moses’ father-in-law Jethro visits the Israelite camp, He advises Moses to organize elders as judges over the Israelites to help him resolve their disputes. He returns home, leaving Moses’ wife and sons with him.
The Israelites camp at Rephidim and Yahweh provides them water. They are attacked by a local tribe and they win through Yahweh’s assistance.
Moses is wracked with doubt at Yahweh’s request that he go to Pharaoh and demand the release of the Israelites.
While tending his father-in-law’s flock near Mount Horeb, Moses encounters Yahweh, who commands him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.