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After giving the law, God enacts a covenant with his people. He will lead them and defeat their enemies, but they must listen and obey his voice, staying true to him. A sacrifice is made and the blood marks not only the altar, but the people as well. Then God descends to the mountain. Though the Israelites would fail to keep this covenant, the prophets looked forward to a new covenant, no longer written on stone but instead on human hearts. Jesus descended from heaven to initiate this new covenant.