Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

unto the people
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

you, and that his fear
יראה 
Yir'ah 
Usage: 45

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

Context Readings

The People's Reaction

19 And they said to Moses, To your words we will give ear, but let not the voice of God come to our ears, for fear death may come on us. 20 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. 21 And the people kept their places far off, but Moses went near to the dark cloud where God was.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 13:3

Then give no attention to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God is testing you, to see if all the love of your heart and soul is given to him.

Isaiah 8:13

But let the Lord of armies be holy to you, and go in fear of him, giving honour to him.

Genesis 22:1

Now after these things, God put Abraham to the test, and said to him, Abraham; and he said, Here am I.

1 Samuel 12:20

Then Samuel said to the people, Have no fear: truly you have done evil, but do not be turned away from the Lord; be his servants with all your heart;

Proverbs 3:7

Put no high value on your wisdom: let the fear of the Lord be before you, and keep yourself from evil:

Isaiah 41:10

Have no fear, for I am with you; do not be looking about in trouble, for I am your God; I will give you strength, yes, I will be your helper; yes, my true right hand will be your support.

Genesis 20:11

And Abraham said, Because it seemed to me that there was no fear of God in this place, and that they might put me to death because of my wife.

Genesis 22:12

And he said, Let not your hand be stretched out against the boy to do anything to him; for now I am certain that the fear of God is in your heart, because you have not kept back your son, your only son, from me.

Exodus 15:25-26

And in answer to his prayer, the Lord made him see a tree, and when he put it into the water, the water was made sweet. There he gave them a law and an order, testing them;

Deuteronomy 4:10

That day when you were waiting before the Lord your God in Horeb, and the Lord said to me, Make all the people come together, so that hearing my words they may go in fear of me all the days of their life on earth and give this teaching to their children.

Deuteronomy 6:2

So that living in the fear of the Lord your God, you may keep all his laws and his orders, which I give you: you and your son and your son's son, all the days of your life; and so that your life may be long.

Deuteronomy 8:2

And keep in mind the way by which the Lord your God has taken you through the waste land these forty years, so that he might make low your pride and put you to the test, to see what was in your heart and if you would keep his orders or not.

Deuteronomy 10:12

And now, Israel, what would the Lord your God have you do, but to go in the fear of the Lord your God, walking in all his ways and loving him and doing his pleasure with all your heart and all your soul,

Joshua 24:14

So now, go in fear of the Lord, and be his servants with true hearts: put away the gods worshipped by your fathers across the River and in Egypt, and be servants of the Lord.

Nehemiah 5:15

But earlier rulers who were before me made the people responsible for their upkeep, and took from them bread and wine at the rate of forty shekels of silver; and even their servants were lords over the people: but I did not do so, because of the fear of God.

Job 28:28

And he said to man, Truly the fear of the Lord is wisdom, and to keep from evil is the way to knowledge.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the start of knowledge: but the foolish have no use for wisdom and teaching.

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and good faith evil-doing is taken away: and by the fear of the Lord men are turned away from evil.

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