Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

And the Lord said to Moses, Go down and give the people orders to keep back, for fear that a great number of them, forcing their way through to see the Lord, may come to destruction.

New American Standard Bible

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, "Go down, warn the people, so that they do not break through to the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.

King James Version

And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.

Holman Bible

The Lord directed Moses, “Go down and warn the people not to break through to see the Lord; otherwise many of them will die.

International Standard Version

The LORD told Moses, "Go down and warn the people so they don't break through to look at the LORD, and many of them perish.

A Conservative Version

And LORD said to Moses, Go down, command the people, lest they break through to LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.

American Standard Version

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto Jehovah to gaze, and many of them perish.

Amplified

The Lord said to Moses, Go down and warn the people, lest they break through to the Lord to gaze and many of them perish.

Darby Translation

And Jehovah said to Moses, Go down, testify to the people that they break not through to Jehovah to gaze, and many of them perish.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jehovah will say to Moses, Go down: protest to the people lest they shall break in to Jehovah to see, and a multitude fall from them.

King James 2000

And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Go down, warn the people, lest they break through to Yahweh to see and many from them fall.

Modern King James verseion

And Jehovah said to Moses, Go down. Command the people, lest they break through to Jehovah to gaze, and many of them perish.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the LORD said unto Moses, "Go down and charge the people that they prease not up unto the LORD for to see him, and so many of them perish.

NET Bible

The Lord said to Moses, "Go down and solemnly warn the people, lest they force their way through to the Lord to look, and many of them perish.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD said to Moses, "Go down, warn the people, lest they break through to the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Yahweh unto Moses, Go dawn adjure the people, - lest they press through unto Yahweh to see, and so there fall from among them a multitude.

Webster

And the LORD said to Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through to the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.

World English Bible

Yahweh said to Moses, "Go down, warn the people, lest they break through to Yahweh to gaze, and many of them perish.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Go down, protest to the people, lest they break through unto Jehovah to see, and many of them have fallen;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the Lord

Usage: 0

משׁה 
Mosheh 
Usage: 766

Go down
ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

עוּד 
`uwd 
Usage: 45

the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

unto the Lord

Usage: 0

to gaze
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

and many
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

Context Readings

Preparation For Receiving The Covenant

20 Then the Lord came down on to Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain, and the Lord sent for Moses to come up to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. 21 And the Lord said to Moses, Go down and give the people orders to keep back, for fear that a great number of them, forcing their way through to see the Lord, may come to destruction. 22 And let the priests who come near to the Lord make themselves holy, for fear that the Lord may come on them suddenly.


Cross References

1 Samuel 6:19

But the Lord sent destruction on seventy men of the people of Beth-shemesh for looking into the ark of the Lord; and great was the sorrow of the people for the destruction which the Lord had sent on them.

Exodus 3:5

And he said, Do not come near: take off your shoes from your feet, for the place where you are is holy.

Exodus 3:3

And Moses said, I will go and see this strange thing, why the tree is not burned up,

Exodus 19:12-13

And let limits be marked out for the people round the mountain, and say to them, Take care not to go up the mountain or near the sides of it: whoever puts his foot on the mountain will certainly come to his death:

Exodus 33:20

But it is not possible for you to see my face, for no man may see me and still go on living.

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Put your feet down with care when you go to the house of God, for it is better to give ear than to make the burned offerings of the foolish, whose knowledge is only of doing evil.

Hebrews 12:28-29

If then, we have a kingdom which will never be moved, let us have grace, so that we may give God such worship as is pleasing to him with fear and respect:

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