Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin."

King James Version

And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

Holman Bible

Moses responded to the people, "Don't be afraid, for God has come to test you, so that you will fear Him and will not sin."

International Standard Version

Moses told the people, "Don't be afraid, for God has come to test you, so that you may fear him in order that you don't sin."

A Conservative Version

And Moses said to the people, Fear not, for God has come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, that ye not sin.

American Standard Version

And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, that ye sin not.

Amplified

And Moses said to the people, Fear not; for God has come to prove you, so that the [reverential] fear of Him may be before you, that you may not sin.

Bible in Basic English

And Moses said to the people, Have no fear: for God has come to put you to the test, so that fearing him you may be kept from sin.

Darby Translation

And Moses said to the people, Fear not; for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, that ye sin not.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then Moses said unto the people, Fear not, for God is come to prove you and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

Julia Smith Translation

And Moses will say to the people, Ye shall not fear; for for this cause God came to try you, that his fear shall be to your faces, so that ye shall not sin.

King James 2000

And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God has come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that you sin not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. God has come to test you so that his fear will be before you so that you do not sin."

Modern King James verseion

And Moses said to the people, Do not fear, for God has come to test you, and so that His fear may be before your faces, so that you may not sin.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Moses said unto the people, "Fear not, for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be among you that ye sin not."

NET Bible

Moses said to the people, "Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you so that you do not sin."

New Heart English Bible

Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid, for God has come to test you, and that his fear may be before you, that you won't sin."

The Emphasized Bible

And Moses said unto the people - Do not fear, for to the end he may prove you, hath God come, - and to the end the reverence of him may be upon your faces that ye sin not.

Webster

And Moses said to the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

World English Bible

Moses said to the people, "Don't be afraid, for God has come to test you, and that his fear may be before you, that you won't sin."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Moses saith unto the people, 'Fear not, for to try you hath God come, and in order that His fear may be before your faces -- that ye sin not.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
משׁה 
Mosheh 
Usage: 766

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

not for God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

is come

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

to
עבר עבוּר 
`abuwr 
sake, that, because of, to, to the intent that
Usage: 49

נסה 
Nacah 
Usage: 36

יראה 
Yir'ah 
Usage: 45

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

Context Readings

The People's Reaction

19 Then they said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, or we will die." 20 Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin." 21 So the people stood at a distance, while Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 13:3

you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Isaiah 8:13

"It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And He shall be your dread.

Genesis 22:1

Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."

1 Samuel 12:20

Samuel said to the people, "Do not fear. You have committed all this evil, yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart.

Proverbs 3:7

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

Isaiah 41:10

'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'

Genesis 20:11

Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely there is no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.

Genesis 22:12

He said, "Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me."

Exodus 15:25-26

Then he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them.

Deuteronomy 4:10

"Remember the day you stood before the LORD your God at Horeb, when the LORD said to me, 'Assemble the people to Me, that I may let them hear My words so they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.'

Deuteronomy 6:2

so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

Deuteronomy 8:2

"You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

Deuteronomy 10:12

"Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Joshua 24:14

"Now, therefore, fear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of the fear of God.

Job 28:28

"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 16:6

By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

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