Parallel Verses

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."

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.

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, "Speak with us yourself, and we will listen; but don't let God speak with us, lest we die." 20 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." 21 The people stayed at a distance, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 13:3

you shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or to that dreamer of dreams: for Yahweh your God proves you, to know whether you love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Isaiah 8:13

Yahweh of Armies is who you must respect as holy. He is the one you must fear. He is the one you must dread.

Genesis 22:1

It happened after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" He said, "Here I am."

1 Samuel 12:20

Samuel said to the people, "Don't be afraid. You have indeed done all this evil; yet don't turn aside from following Yahweh, but serve Yahweh with all your heart.

Proverbs 3:7

Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.

Isaiah 41:10

Don't you be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.

Genesis 20:11

Abraham said, "Because I thought, 'Surely the fear of God is not in this place. They will kill me for my wife's sake.'

Genesis 22:12

He said, "Don't lay your hand on the boy, neither do anything 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 to Yahweh. Yahweh showed him a tree, and he threw it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There he made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there he tested them;

Deuteronomy 4:10

the day that you stood before Yahweh your God in Horeb, when Yahweh said to me, "Assemble me the people, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children."

Deuteronomy 6:2

that you might fear Yahweh your God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, you, and your son, and your son's son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged.

Deuteronomy 8:2

You shall remember all the way which Yahweh your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not.

Deuteronomy 10:12

Now, Israel, what does Yahweh your God require of you, but to fear Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Joshua 24:14

"Now therefore fear Yahweh, and serve him in sincerity and in truth. Put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River, in Egypt; and serve Yahweh.

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors who were before me were supported by the people, and took bread and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver; yes, even their servants ruled over the people: but I didn't do so, because of the fear of God.

Job 28:28

To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.

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