Exodus 20:18

“ And all the people saw the thundrings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountaine smoking: and when the people saw it, they remooued, and stood a farre off.”

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And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw [it], they removed, and stood afar off.
- King James Version

All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw {it,} they trembled and stood at a distance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And all the people perceived the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the voice of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all the people were watching the thunderings and the flames and the sound of the horn and the mountain smoking; and when they saw it, they kept far off, shaking with fear.
- Basic English Bible

And all the people saw the thunderings, and the flames, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw [it], they trembled, and stood afar off,
- Darby Bible

And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
- Webster's Bible

All the people perceived the thunderings, the lightnings, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking. When the people saw it, they trembled, and stayed at a distance.
- World English Bible

And all the people are seeing the voices, and the flames, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mount smoking; and the people see, and move, and stand afar off,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(20:15) And all the people perceived the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the voice of the horn, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 20:18


20:18 They removed and stood afar off - Before God began to speak, they were thrusting forward to gaze, but now they were effectually cured of their presumption, and taught to keep their distance.


Discussion for Exodus 20

  • James Peter Fisher
    And all through Galatians Paul uses faithful Abraham as an example of faith and GOD shows what Abraham did with faith Genesis 26 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
  • James Peter Fisher
    When you read about david and solomon patriarch's saying and david and others calls him the rock of his salvation jesus christ simply the stone the builders rejected has become the head of the corner which stone do you suppose they are speaking of there is only onehe is my rock of salvation
  • James Peter Fisher
    The ten commandments is without a doubt the word of god that became flesh and dwelt among us our perfect righteoussness
  • Brad Watson, Miami
    The 4th Commandment is "Keep the 7th day holy". This is a BIG example of GOD 7 4 Theory. Sabbath 7 letters Shabbat 7 Shabbos 7 is the seventh 7 day.
  • Bruce
    The swelling of The Belly is Kwashiorkor,The Body Retaining Water, in The Feet, Legs, Arms etc. Is Oedema. Has Nothing to do with The Bread.
  • David Conley
    My thought on this curse is a medical one. Those who have been seriously deprived of protein will lose much weight. Then when followed with water and carbohydrates (the bread) causes swelling of the abdomen, as witnessed by seeing starving children in Africa. Again this is based merely on my medical education, NOT on a vast knowledge of Bible curses.

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