Exodus 24:13

“And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Moses rose vp, and his minister Ioshua: and Moses went vp into the mount of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Moses arose with Joshua his servant, and Moses went up to the mountain of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Moses rose up, and Joshua his minister: and Moses went up into the mount of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Moses and Joshua his servant got up; and Moses went up into the mountain of God.
- Basic English Bible

And Moses rose up, and Joshua his attendant; and Moses went up to the mountain of God.
- Darby Bible

And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up upon the mount of God.
- Webster's Bible

Moses rose up with Joshua, his servant, and Moses went up onto God's Mountain.
- World English Bible

And Moses riseth -- Joshua his minister also -- and Moses goeth up unto the mount of God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Moses rose up, and Joshua his minister; and Moses went up into the mount of God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 24:13

24:13 Joshua was his minister or servant, and it would be a satisfaction to him to have him with him as a companion during the six days that he tarried in the mount before God called to him. Joshua was to be his successor, and therefore thus he was honoured before the people, and thus he was prepared by being trained up in communion with God. Joshua was a type of Christ, and (as the learned Bishop Peirson well observes Moses takes him with him into the mount, because without Jesus, in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, there is no looking into the secrets of heaven, nor approaching the presence of God.

Discussion for Exodus 24

  • Norm
    Matthew 11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Revelation 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Exodus Chapter 24:10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. 1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him for we shall see him as he is. Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
  • Karl
    open question; on exodus 24:10, what are the elders seeing here? Was this an interpretation of his presence constrained by human vocabulary/interpretation or simply the reverential description of the writer of this biblical book? Looking for insightful answers.
  • Dewey J
    Edwina Hawley, I by all Scripture disagree that Moses and his holy entourage actually saw God. Moses saw glimpses of God and his entourage saw even less over the years in the wilderness. This chapter talks about seeing clouds and a sapphire pavement for God 's feet but like Matthew Henry said in his commentary they did not see enough of God to create a sort of imagine. John 1:8 says, "No man hath seen God at anytime the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the father, he hath declared him ". 1 Cor. 13:12 says, "For now we see through a glass, darkly but then face to face: now I know in part but then shall I know even as also I am known ". To see God in his glory for a man would be like taking a trip to the Sun when he get near he would simply be destroyed. Imagine how bright our Holy God is. God bless us all and in the understanding of his Word. Glory be to Jehovah in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Lilian
    God knows his own way to manifest us as his own people. His ways is higher than our ways and his thoughts is higher than our thoughts. He knows how to provide us his message and protection in any situation may have. Our God is true and there is no other God before him. Our Heavenly Father show 's his mercy and grace to his people because of his love he sent his only Son Jesus Christ to redeemed the world for us to be save and have life. Keep thanking God and praise Jesus for his blood that sheds for us. Jesus loves you and his words is true and purified 7 times.
  • I believe they saw Jesus. I believe the reason He said no one has seen the Father except the Son was because He was the Father and the Son. He was God Almighty and as Isaiah said it - the Everlasting Father. I can 't explain it but I believe it.
  • Edwina Hawley
    I understand that 70 elders AND Joshua actually SAW God, SPOKE with God and ATE with God. Believe THAT encounter was pivotal in the life of Joshua. He was a strong, warrior, a man used to using his OWN strength. This encounter took his focus off himself and put it on God. Off strong, tough, brave Joshua TO RELY on God 's "strange " methods to victory.

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