Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And the people stood far off, and Moses drew near unto 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.

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

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.

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 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. 21 And the people stood far off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. 22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus you shall say unto the children of Israel, You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.


Cross References

1 Kings 8:12

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

Psalm 18:9

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

Psalm 97:2

Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and justice are the habitation of his throne.

Exodus 19:16-17

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

Deuteronomy 5:5

(I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to show you the word of the LORD: for you were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,

Deuteronomy 5:22

These words the LORD spoke unto all your assembly in 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 in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.

2 Chronicles 6:1

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

Psalm 18:12

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

Psalm 104:2

Who covers yourself with light as with a garment: who stretches out the heavens like a curtain:

1 Timothy 6:16

Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

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