Parallel Verses

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.”

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.

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

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 “You speak to us, and we will listen,” they said to Moses, “but don’t let God speak to us, or we will die.” 20 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.” 21 And the people remained standing at a distance as Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 13:3

do not listen to that prophet’s words or to that dreamer. For the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul.

Isaiah 8:13

You are to regard only the Lord of Hosts as holy.
Only He should be feared;
only He should be held in awe.

Genesis 22:1

After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!”“Here I am,” he answered.

1 Samuel 12:20

Samuel replied, “Don’t be afraid. Even though you have committed all this evil, don’t turn away from following the Lord. Instead, worship the Lord with all your heart.

Proverbs 3:7

Don’t consider yourself to be wise;
fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

Isaiah 41:10

Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you; I will help you;
I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.

Genesis 20:11

Abraham replied, “I thought, ‘There is absolutely no fear of God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.’

Genesis 22:12

Then He said, “Do not lay a hand on the boy or do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your only son from Me.”

Exodus 15:25-26

So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he threw it into the water, the water became drinkable.He made a statute and ordinance for them at Marah and He tested them there.

Deuteronomy 4:10

The day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, the Lord said to me, ‘Assemble the people before Me, and I will let them hear My words, so that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth and may instruct their children.’

Deuteronomy 6:2

Do this so that you may fear the Lord your God all the days of your life by keeping all His statutes and commands I am giving you, your son, and your grandson, and so that you may have a long life.

Deuteronomy 8:2

Remember that the Lord your God led you on the entire journey these 40 years in the wilderness, so that He might humble you and test you to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep His commands.

Deuteronomy 10:12

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you except to fear the Lord your God by walking in all His ways, to love Him, and to worship the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul?

Joshua 24:14

“Therefore, fear the Lord and worship Him in sincerity and truth. Get rid of the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and worship Yahweh.

Nehemiah 5:15

The governors who preceded me had heavily burdened the people, taking food and wine from them, as well as a pound of silver. Their subordinates also oppressed the people, but I didn’t do this, because of the fear of God.

Job 28:28

He said to mankind,
“The fear of the Lord is this: wisdom.
And to turn from evil is understanding.”

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 16:6

Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness,
and one turns from evil by the fear of the Lord.

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