Exodus 19:10

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord saide vnto Moses, Goe vnto the people, and sanctifie them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD also said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their garments,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to Moses, Go to the people and make them holy today and tomorrow, and let their clothing be washed.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to Moses, Go to the people, and hallow them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their clothes;
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to Moses, Go to the people, and sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to Moses, "Go to the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments,
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `Go unto the people; and thou hast sanctified them to-day and to-morrow, and they have washed their garments,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Go unto the people, and sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their garments,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 19:10


19:10 Sanctify the people - As Job before sent and sanctified his sons, #Job 1:5|. Sanctify them, that is, call them off from their worldly business, and call them to religious exercises, meditation and prayer, that they may receive the law from God's mouth with reverence and devotion. Two things particularly were prescribed as instances of their preparation. 1st, In token of cleansing of themselves from all sinful pollutions, they must wash their clothes. Not that God regards our clothes, but while they were washing their clothes, he would have them think of washing their souls by repentance. It becomes us to appear in clean clothes when we wait upon great men; so clean hearts are required in our attendance on the great God. 2dly, In token of their devoting themselves entirely to religious exercises upon this occasion they must abstain even from lawful enjoyments during these three days, and not come at their wives.


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