Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So the people stood at a distance, while Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.

King James Version

And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

Holman Bible

And the people remained standing at a distance as Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.

International Standard Version

Then the people stood at a distance, and Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.

A Conservative Version

And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

American Standard Version

And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

Amplified

And the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

Bible in Basic English

And the people kept their places far off, but Moses went near to the dark cloud where God was.

Darby Translation

And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the obscurity where God was.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

Julia Smith Translation

And the people will stand from far off, and Moses will draw near to the darkness where God is there.

King James 2000

And the people stood far off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the people stood at a distance, and Moses approached the very thick cloud where God was.

Modern King James verseion

And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the people stood afar off, and Moses went into the thick cloud where God was.

NET Bible

The people kept their distance, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was.

New Heart English Bible

The people stayed at a distance, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

The Emphasized Bible

So then the people stood afar off, and, Moses, approached unto the thick gloom, where God was.

Webster

And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

World English Bible

The people stayed at a distance, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the people stand afar off, and Moses hath drawn nigh unto the thick darkness where God is.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

רחק רחוק 
Rachowq 
Usage: 85

and Moses
משׁה 
Mosheh 
Usage: 766

נגשׁ 
Nagash 
Usage: 125

ערפל 
`araphel 
Usage: 16

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

Context Readings

The People's Reaction

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. 22 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from heaven.


Cross References

1 Kings 8:12

Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.

Psalm 18:9

He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet.

Psalm 97:2

Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

Exodus 19:16-17

So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.

Deuteronomy 5:5

while I was standing between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain. He said,

Deuteronomy 5:22

"These words the LORD spoke to all your assembly at the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud and of the thick gloom, with a great voice, and He added no more. He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.

2 Chronicles 6:1

Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.

Psalm 18:12

From the brightness before Him passed His thick clouds, Hailstones and coals of fire.

Psalm 104:2

Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.

1 Timothy 6:16

who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.

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