Hebrews 12:21

“And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And so terrible was the sight, that Moses sayde, I exceedingly feare, and quake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And so terrible was the sight, {that} Moses said, "I AM FULL OF FEAR and trembling."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and so fearful was the appearance, `that' Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the vision was so overpowering that even Moses said, I am shaking and full of fear.
- Basic English Bible

and, so fearful was the sight, Moses said, I am exceedingly afraid and full of trembling;)
- Darby Bible

And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and tremble:)
- Webster's Bible

and so terrible was the scene that Moses said, "I tremble with fear."
- Weymouth Bible

and so fearful was the appearance, that Moses said, "I am terrified and trembling."
- World English Bible

And so dredeful it was that was seyn, that Moises seide, Y am a ferd, and ful of trembling.
- Wycliffe Bible

and, (so terrible was the sight,) Moses said, `I am fearful exceedingly, and trembling.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:21

12:21 Even Moses - Though admitted to so near an intercourse with God, who spake to him as a man speaketh to his friend. At other times he acted as a mediator between God and the people. But while the ten words were pronounced, he stood as one of the hearers, #Ex 19:25|; Ex 20:19.

People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:21

Heb 12:21 Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake. Even Moses was filled with fearful awe (Ex 19:19).

Discussion for Hebrews 12

  • Irene123
    HEB 12:2 -- "...........WHO FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS............." The 'joy' .....; can you imagine!? Nor was it His personal joy He was thinking of, but His joy in OUR salvation when we followed Him in Acts 2:38. He went thru this for us, not for Himself.
    There is only one straight narrow path that God will accept To enter the kingdom of God. Faith, obedience to the word, in sincerity in truth. JOHN 14
    well what I think about Hebrews 12 is that this scripture is the one that can be more effective when you TEACH the church of God about how you react as a new born or the son of the living God JESUS CHRIST so that all those who willing to join the havens family will come I Big Numbers.
  • Arthur Gray
    Verse 22 - 24 teaches protocols of engaging heavenly in issues of intercession.
  • Desmond
    Faithful Christians welcome the Lords chastisement because they understand that it is for their own spiritual good.Christians must have the desire to be corrected when they a walking froward to God's word.God is a loving,caring,forgiving, and just God.Faithful Christians need to always be in remembrance of that.
  • Jonathan McDade
    The Kingdom we receive is inside us when God grants us piece, and if he has delivered us from evil through prayer in secret then we must remember to honour our loving God the Father so that we are never in the hands of the enemy, it would be foolish not to fear God who can do such amazing things for us. What an amazing big God he is.

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