Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

So the people stood at a [safe] distance, but Moses approached the thick cloud 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.

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

References

Context Readings

The People's Reaction

20 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. 21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was. 22 And LORD said to Moses, Thus thou shall say to the sons of Israel, Ye yourselves have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.


Cross References

1 Kings 8:12

Then Solomon spoke, LORD has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Psalm 18:9

He also bowed the heavens, and came down, and thick darkness was under his feet.

Psalm 97:2

Clouds and darkness are round about him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Exodus 19:16-17

And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of an exceedingly loud trumpet. And all the people who were in the camp trembled.

Deuteronomy 5:5

(I stood between LORD and you at that time, to show you the word of LORD, for ye were afraid because of the fire, and did not go up onto the mount), saying,

Deuteronomy 5:22

These words LORD spoke to all your assembly on the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice, and he added no more. And he wrote them upon two tablets of stone, and gave them to

2 Chronicles 6:1

Then Solomon spoke, LORD has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Psalm 18:12

At the brightness before him his thick clouds passed, hailstones and coals of fire.

Psalm 104:2

who covers thyself with light as with a garment, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,

1 Timothy 6:16

who alone has immortality, dwelling in irreproachable light, whom no man has seen, nor can see, to whom is honor and eternal dominion. Truly.

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