Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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.

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

References

Context Readings

The People's Reaction

20 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. 21 And the people kept their places far off, but Moses went near to the dark cloud where God was. 22 And the Lord said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You yourselves have seen that my voice has come to you from heaven


Cross References

1 Kings 8:12

Then Solomon said, O Lord, to the sun you have given the heaven for a living-place, but your living-place was not seen by men;

Psalm 18:9

The heavens were bent, so that he might come down; and it was dark under his feet.

Psalm 97:2

Dark clouds are round him; his kingdom is based on righteousness and right judging.

Exodus 19:16-17

And when morning came on the third day, there were thunders and flames and a thick cloud on the mountain, and a horn sounding very loud; and all the people in the tents were shaking with fear.

Deuteronomy 5:5

(I was between the Lord and you at that time, to make clear to you the word of the Lord: because, through fear of the fire, you did not go up the mountain;) saying,

Deuteronomy 5:22

These words the Lord said to all of you together on the mountain, out of the heart of the fire, out of the cloud and the dark, with a great voice: and he said no more; he put them in writing on the two stones of the law and gave them to me.

2 Chronicles 6:1

Then Solomon said, O Lord, to the sun you have given the heaven for a living-place, but your living-place was not seen by men,

Psalm 18:12

Before his shining light his dark clouds went past, raining ice and fire.

Psalm 104:2

You are clothed with light as with a robe; stretching out the heavens like a curtain:

1 Timothy 6:16

Who only has life for ever, living in light to which no man may come near; whom no man has seen or is able to see: to whom be honour and power for ever. So be it.

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