And they said unto Moses, Speak, thou, with us, and we will hear, - but let not God speak with us lest we die.
according to all which thou didst ask of Yahweh thy God, in Horeb, in the day of the convocation saying, - Let me no further hearken unto the voice of Yahweh my God, and this great fire, let me not see any more lest I die.
Why, then, the law? Because of the transgressions, it was added, until such time as the seed should come, unto whom the promise had been made, and was given in charge through messengers, at the hand of a mediator;
So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel; For I saw God face to face; and my soul was delivered,
(I was standing between Yahweh and you, at that time, to declare unto you the word of Yahweh, - for ye shrank with fear from the presence of the fire, and went not up in the mount) saying: -
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, the mountain also burning with fire, then drew ye near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes and your elders,
The same, is he that came to be in the assembly in the desert, with the messenger who was speaking with him in Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, he who welcomed living utterances, to give unto us:
And a trumpets peal, - and a sound of things spoken: - from which they who heard excused themselves, lest there should be added to them, a word;