Parallel Verses

World English Bible

He said to the people, "Be ready by the third day. Don't have sexual relations with a woman."

New American Standard Bible

He said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.”

King James Version

And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.

Holman Bible

He said to the people, “Be prepared by the third day. Do not have sexual relations with women.”

International Standard Version

He told the people, "Be ready for the third day; don't go near a woman."

A Conservative Version

And he said to the people, Be ready for the third day. Come not near a woman.

American Standard Version

And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not near a woman.

Amplified

He said to the people, “Be prepared for the third day; do not be intimate with a woman.”

Bible in Basic English

And he said to the people, Be ready by the third day: do not come near a woman.

Darby Translation

And he said to the people, Be ready for the third day; do not come near your wives.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say to the people, Be prepared; for three days ye shall not come near to a woman.

King James 2000

And he said unto the people, Be ready by the third day: come not near your wives.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he said to the people, "Be ready {for the third day}. Do not go near to a woman."

Modern King James verseion

And he said to the people, Be ready for the third day. Do not approach a woman.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said unto the people, "Be ready against the third day, and see that ye come not at your wives."

NET Bible

He said to the people, "Be ready for the third day. Do not go near your wives."

New Heart English Bible

He said to the people, "Be ready by the third day. Do not have sexual relations with a woman."

The Emphasized Bible

And he said unto the people, Be ready, by the third day, - do not approach a woman.

Webster

And he said to the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he saith unto the people, 'Be ye prepared for the third day, come not nigh unto a woman.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
unto the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

שׁלשׁה שׁלושׁה שׁלשׁ שׁלושׁ 
Shalowsh 
Usage: 430

day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

נגשׁ 
Nagash 
Usage: 125

Context Readings

Preparation For Receiving The Covenant

14 Moses went down from the mountain to the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes. 15 He said to the people, "Be ready by the third day. Don't have sexual relations with a woman." 16 It happened on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and the sound of an exceedingly loud trumpet; and all the people who were in the camp trembled.


Cross References

Exodus 19:11

and be ready against the third day; for on the third day Yahweh will come down in the sight of all the people on Mount Sinai.

1 Samuel 21:4-5

The priest answered David, and said, "There is no common bread under my hand, but there is holy bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women."

1 Corinthians 7:5

Don't deprive one another, unless it is by consent for a season, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer, and may be together again, that Satan doesn't tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

Exodus 19:16

It happened on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and the sound of an exceedingly loud trumpet; and all the people who were in the camp trembled.

Joel 2:16

Gather the people. Sanctify the assembly. Assemble the elders. Gather the children, and those who nurse from breasts. Let the bridegroom go forth from his room, and the bride out of her room.

Amos 4:12

"Therefore thus will I do to you, Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, Israel.

Zechariah 6:3

in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot dappled horses, all of them powerful.

Zechariah 7:3

and to speak to the priests of the house of Yahweh of Armies, and to the prophets, saying, "Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years?"

Zechariah 12:12-14

The land will mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;

Malachi 3:2

"But who can endure the day of his coming? And who will stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like launderer's soap;

Matthew 3:10-12

"Even now the axe lies at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn't bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.

Matthew 24:44

Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don't expect, the Son of Man will come.

2 Peter 3:11-12

Therefore since all these things will be destroyed like this, what kind of people ought you to be in holy living and godliness,

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