Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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.

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 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.' 21 And the people stand afar off, and Moses hath drawn nigh unto the thick darkness where God is. 22 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Thus dost thou say unto the sons of Israel: Ye -- ye have seen that from the heavens I have spoken with you;


Cross References

1 Kings 8:12

Then said Solomon, 'Jehovah hath said to dwell in thick darkness;

Psalm 18:9

And He inclineth the heavens, and cometh down, And thick darkness is under His feet.

Psalm 97:2

Cloud and darkness are round about Him, Righteousness and judgment the basis of His throne.

Exodus 19:16-17

And it cometh to pass, on the third day, while it is morning, that there are voices, and lightnings, and a heavy cloud, on the mount, and the sound of a trumpet very strong; and all the people who are in the camp do tremble.

Deuteronomy 5:5

I am standing between Jehovah and you, at that time, to declare to you the word of Jehovah, for ye have been afraid from the presence of the fire, and ye have not gone up into the mount; saying:

Deuteronomy 5:22

These words hath Jehovah spoken unto all your assembly, in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness -- a great voice; and He hath not added, and He writeth them on two tables of stone, and giveth them unto me.

2 Chronicles 6:1

Then said Solomon, 'Jehovah said -- to dwell in thick darkness,

Psalm 18:12

From the brightness over-against Him His thick clouds have passed on, Hail and coals of fire.

Psalm 104:2

Covering himself with light as a garment, Stretching out the heavens as a curtain,

1 Timothy 6:16

who only is having immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable, whom no one of men did see, nor is able to see, to whom is honour and might age-during! Amen.

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