Has any people heard the voice of God speaking from the midst of the fire, as you have heard it, and survived?
You said, ‘Behold, the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire; we have seen today that God speaks with man, yet he lives.
Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and they saw God, and they ate and drank.
But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!”
For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
When Gideon saw that he was the angel of the Lord, he said, “Alas, O Lord God! For now I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face.”
Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the Lord descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently.
All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from heaven.
For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
The Lord gave me the two tablets of stone written by the finger of God; and on them were all the words which the Lord had spoken with you at the mountain from the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly.