Preparation For Receiving The Covenant

1 In the third month of the going out of the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt, in this day they have come into the wilderness of Sinai,

1 (A)In the third month after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, (a)on that very day they came into the wilderness of (B)Sinai.

1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.

1 In the third month, on the same day of the month that the Israelites had left the land of Egypt, they entered the Wilderness of Sinai.

1 On the third New Moon after the Israelis went out of the land of Egypt, on that very day, they came to the desert of Sinai.

2 and they journey from Rephidim, and enter the wilderness of Sinai, and encamp in the wilderness; and Israel encampeth there before the mount.

2 When they set out from (C)Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness; and there Israel camped in front of (D)the mountain.

2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.

2 After they departed from Rephidim, they entered the Wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness, and Israel camped there in front of the mountain.(A)

2 They had set out from Rephidim and arrived at the desert of Sinai where they camped in the desert. Israel camped there in front of the mountain.

3 And Moses hath gone up unto God, and Jehovah calleth unto him out of the mount, saying, 'Thus dost thou say to the house of Jacob, and declare to the sons of Israel,

3 Moses went up to God, and (E)the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel:

3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;

3 Moses went up the mountain to God, and the Lord called(B) to him from the mountain: “This is what you must say to the house of Jacob, and explain to the Israelites:

3 Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain: "This is what you are to say to the house of Jacob and declare to the sons of Israel,

4 Ye -- ye have seen that which I have done to the Egyptians, and I bear you on eagles' wings, and bring you in unto Myself.

4 (F)You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on (G)eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself.

4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.

4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Me.(C)

4 "You saw what I did to the Egyptians, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.

5 And now, if ye really hearken to My voice, then ye have kept My covenant, and been to Me a peculiar treasure more than all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;

5 Now then, (H)if you will indeed obey My voice and (I)keep My covenant, then you shall be (J)My (b)own possession among all the peoples, for (K)all the earth is Mine;

5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

5 Now if you will listen to Me and carefully keep My covenant,(D) you will be My own possession(E) out of all the peoples, although all the earth is Mine,

5 And now if you carefully obey me and keep my covenant, you are to be my special possession out of all the nations, because the whole earth belongs to me,

6 and ye -- ye are to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation: these are the words which thou dost speak unto the sons of Israel.'

6 and you shall be to Me (L)a kingdom of priests and (M)a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel.”

6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

6 and you will be My kingdom of priests and My holy nation.’(F) These are the words that you are to say to the Israelites.”

6 but you are to be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation to me.' These are the words you are to declare to the Israelis."

7 And Moses cometh, and calleth for the elders of the people, and setteth before them all these words which Jehovah hath commanded him;

7 (N)So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the Lord had commanded him.

7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.

7 After Moses came back, he summoned the elders of the people and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him.

7 When Moses came, he summoned the elders of the people and told them everything that the LORD had commanded him.

8 and all the people answer together and say, 'All that Jehovah hath spoken we do;' and Moses returneth the words of the people unto Jehovah.

8 (O)All the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do!” And Moses brought back the words of the people to the Lord.

8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.

8 Then all the people responded together, “We will do all that the Lord has spoken.”(G) So Moses brought the people’s words back to the Lord.

8 All the people answered together: "We'll do everything that the LORD has said!"

9 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Lo, I am coming unto thee in the thickness of the cloud, so that the people hear in My speaking with thee, and also believe in thee to the age;' and Moses declareth the words of the people unto Jehovah.

9 The Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will come to you in (P)a thick cloud, so that the (Q)people may hear when I speak with you and may also believe in you forever.” Then Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.

9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.

9 The Lord said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud,(H) so that the people will hear when I speak(I) with you and will always believe you.” Then Moses reported the people’s words to the Lord.

9 Then Moses reported all the words of the people back to the LORD. The LORD told Moses, "Look, I'm coming to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may listen when I speak with you and always believe you." Moses reported the words of the people to the LORD.

10 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Go unto the people; and thou hast sanctified them to-day and to-morrow, and they have washed their garments,

10 The Lord also said to Moses, “Go to the people and (R)consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them (S)wash their garments;

10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,

10 And the Lord told Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes(J)

10 The LORD told Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes,

11 and have been prepared for the third day; for on the third day doth Jehovah come down before the eyes of all the people, on mount Sinai.

11 and let them be ready for the third day, for on (T)the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

11 And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

11 and be prepared by the third day, for on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.(K)

11 and be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

12 And thou hast made a border for the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, going up into the mount, or coming against its extremity; whoever is coming against the mount is certainly put to death;

12 You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, ‘(c)Beware that you do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it; (U)whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death.

12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death:

12 Put boundaries for the people all around the mountain and say: Be careful that you don’t go up on the mountain or touch its base. Anyone who touches the mountain will be put to death.(L)

12 You are to set boundaries for the people all around: "Be very careful that you don't go up on the mountain or touch the side of it. Anyone who touches the mountain is certainly to be put to death.

13 a hand cometh not against him, for he is certainly stoned or shot through, whether beast or man it liveth not; in the drawing out of the jubilee cornet they go up into the mount.'

13 No hand shall touch him, but (V)he shall surely be stoned or (d)shot through; whether beast or man, he shall not live.’ When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they shall come up to (W)the mountain.”

13 There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.

13 No hand may touch him; instead he will be stoned or shot with arrows. No animal or man will live. When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they may go up the mountain.”

13 No hand is to touch that person, but he is certainly to be stoned or shot; whether animal or person, he is not to live.' They are to approach the mountain only when the ram's horn sounds a long blast."

14 And Moses cometh down from the mount unto the people, and sanctifieth the people, and they wash their garments;

14 So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people, and they washed their garments.

14 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.

14 Then Moses came down from the mountain to the people and consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.

14 When Moses went down from the mountain to the people, he consecrated the people, and they washed their clothes.

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

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

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

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

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

16 And it cometh to pass, on the third day, while it is morning, that there are voices, and lightnings, and a heavy cloud, on the mount, and the sound of a trumpet very strong; and all the people who are in the camp do tremble.

16 (X)So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were (e)thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.

16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

16 On the third day, when morning came, there was thunder and lightning, a thick cloud on the mountain, and a loud trumpet sound, so that all the people in the camp shuddered.

16 When morning came on the third day, there was thunder and lightning, with a heavy cloud over the mountain, and the very loud sound of a ram's horn. All the people in the camp trembled.

17 And Moses bringeth out the people to meet God from the camp, and they station themselves at the lower part of the mount,

17 And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the (f)foot of the mountain.

17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

17 Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.

17 Moses brought the people from the camp to meet God, and they stood at the base of the mountain.

18 and mount Sinai is wholly a smoke from the presence of Jehovah, who hath come down on it in fire, and its smoke goeth up as smoke of the furnace, and the whole mount trembleth exceedingly;

18 (Y)Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the Lord descended upon it (Z)in fire; and its smoke ascended like (AA)the smoke of a furnace, and (AB)the whole mountain (g)quaked violently.

18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

18 Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke because the Lord came down on it in fire.(M) Its smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace,(N) and the whole mountain shook violently.(O)

18 Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke because the LORD had come down in fire on it. Smoke went up from it like smoke from a kiln, and the whole mountain shook violently.

19 and the sound of the trumpet is going on, and very strong; Moses speaketh, and God doth answer him with a voice.

19 When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and (AC)God answered him with (h)thunder.

19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

19 As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him in the thunder.(P)

19 As the sound of the ram's horn grew louder and louder, Moses would speak and God would answer with thunder.

20 And Jehovah cometh down on mount Sinai, unto the top of the mount, and Jehovah calleth for Moses unto the top of the mount, and Moses goeth up.

20 (AD)The Lord came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

20 And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.

20 The Lord came down on Mount Sinai at the top of the mountain. Then the Lord summoned Moses to the top of the mountain, and he went up.

20 When the LORD came down on Mount Sinai to the top of the mountain, he summoned Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

21 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;

21 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go down, (i)warn the people, so that (AE)they do not break through to the Lord to gaze, and many of them (j)perish.

21 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.

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

21 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.

22 and also the priests who are coming nigh unto Jehovah do sanctify themselves, lest Jehovah break forth on them.'

22 Also let the (AF)priests who come near to the Lord consecrate themselves, or else the Lord will break out against them.”

22 And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.

22 Even the priests who come near the Lord must purify themselves or the Lord will break out in anger against them.”(R)

22 Even the priests who approach the LORD must consecrate themselves. Otherwise, the LORD will attack them."

23 And Moses saith unto Jehovah, 'The people is unable to come up unto mount Sinai, for Thou -- Thou hast protested to us, saying, Make a border for the mount, then thou hast sanctified it.'

23 Moses said to the Lord, “The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai, for You (k)warned us, saying, ‘(AG)Set bounds about the mountain and consecrate it.’”

23 And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.

23 But Moses responded to the Lord, “The people cannot come up Mount Sinai, since You warned us: Put a boundary around the mountain and consider it holy.”

23 Moses told the LORD, "The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai because you warned us: "Set boundaries around the mountain and consecrate it.'"

24 And Jehovah saith unto him, 'Go, descend, then thou hast come up, thou, and Aaron with thee; and the priests and the people do not break through, to come up unto Jehovah, lest He break forth upon them.'

24 Then the Lord said to him, “(l)Go down and come up again, (AH)you and Aaron with you; but do not let the (AI)priests and the people break through to come up to the Lord, or He will break forth upon them.”

24 And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them.

24 And the Lord replied to him, “Go down and come back with Aaron. But the priests and the people must not break through to come up to the Lord, or He will break out in anger against them.”

24 The LORD told him, "Go down, and come back up with Aaron, but the priests and the people must not break through to go up to the LORD. Otherwise, he will attack them."

25 And Moses goeth down unto the people, and saith unto them: --

25 So Moses went down to the people and told them.

25 So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.

25 So Moses went down to the people and told them.

25 So Moses went down to the people and spoke to them.

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