Parallel Verses

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 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

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 [that is, a profound reverence for Him] will remain with you, so that you do 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.

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."

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 They said to Moses, "You speak to us and we will listen, but do not let God speak with us, lest we die." 20 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." 21 The people kept their distance, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 13:3

You must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer, for the Lord your God will be testing you to see if you love him with all your mind and being.

Isaiah 8:13

You must recognize the authority of the Lord who commands armies. He is the one you must respect; he is the one you must fear.

Genesis 22:1

Some time after these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am!" Abraham replied.

1 Samuel 12:20

Then Samuel said to the people, "Don't be afraid. You have indeed sinned. However, don't turn aside from the Lord. Serve the Lord with all your heart.

Proverbs 3:7

Do not be wise in your own estimation; fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

Isaiah 41:10

Don't be afraid, for I am with you! Don't be frightened, for I am your God! I strengthen you -- yes, I help you -- yes, I uphold you with my saving right hand!

Genesis 20:11

Abraham replied, "Because I thought, 'Surely no one fears God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.'

Genesis 22:12

"Do not harm the boy!" the angel said. "Do not do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God because you did not withhold your son, your only son, from me."

Exodus 15:25-26

He cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When Moses threw it into the water, the water became safe to drink. There the Lord made for them a binding ordinance, and there he tested them.

Deuteronomy 4:10

You stood before the Lord your God at Horeb and he said to me, "Assemble the people before me so that I can tell them my commands. Then they will learn to revere me all the days they live in the land, and they will instruct their children."

Deuteronomy 6:2

and that you may so revere the Lord your God that you will keep all his statutes and commandments that I am giving you -- you, your children, and your grandchildren -- all your lives, to prolong your days.

Deuteronomy 8:2

Remember the whole way by which he has brought you these forty years through the desert so that he might, by humbling you, test you to see if you have it within you to keep his commandments or not.

Deuteronomy 10:12

Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you except to revere him, to obey all his commandments, to love him, to serve him with all your mind and being,

Joshua 24:14

Now obey the Lord and worship him with integrity and loyalty. Put aside the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates and in Egypt and worship the Lord.

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors who preceded me had burdened the people and had taken food and wine from them, in addition to forty shekels of silver. Their associates were also domineering over the people. But I did not behave in this way, due to my fear of God.

Job 28:28

And he said to mankind, 'The fear of the Lord -- that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"

Proverbs 1:7

Fearing the Lord is the beginning of moral knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 16:6

Through loyal love and truth iniquity is appeased; through fearing the Lord one avoids evil.

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