Exodus 19:14

“And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 19:14

And Moses went downe from the mount vnto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people, and they washed their garments.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their garments.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Moses went down from the mountain to the people, and made the people holy; and their clothing was washed.
- Basic English Bible

And Moses came down from the mountain to the people, and hallowed the people; and they washed their clothes.
- Darby Bible

And Moses went down from the mount to the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
- Webster's Bible

Moses went down from the mountain to the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
- World English Bible

And Moses cometh down from the mount unto the people, and sanctifieth the people, and they wash their garments;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their garments.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 19:14

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 19:14


19:12 Set bounds - Probably he drew a ditch round at the foot of the hill, which none were to pass upon pain of death. This was to intimate, 1st, That awful reverence which ought to possess the minds of all that worship God. 2dly, The distance which worshippers were kept at under that dispensation, which we ought to take notice of, that we may the more value our privilege under the gospel, having boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, #Heb 10:19|.

19:13 When the trumpet soundeth long - Then let them take their places at the foot of the mount. Never was so great a congregation called together and preached to at once as this was here. No one man's voice could have reached so many, but the voice of God did.

19:16 Now at length is come that memorable day, in which Israel heard the voice of the Lord God speaking to them out of the midst of the fire and lived, #Deu 4:33|. Never was there such a sermon preached before or since, as this, which was here preached to the church in the wilderness. For, the preacher was God himself, #Ex 19:17|, The Lord descended in fire; and #Ex 19:18|. The Lord came down upon mount Sinai. The Shechinah, or glory of the Lord, appeared in the sight of all the people; he shined forth from mount Paran with ten thousand of his saints, attended with a multitude of the holy angels. Hence the law is said to be given by the disposition of angels, #Acts 7:53|. He spake from mount Sinai, hung with a thick cloud, #Ex 19:16|, covered with smoke, #Ex 19:18|, and made to quake greatly. Now it was that the earth trembled at the presence of the Lord, and the mountains skipped like rams, #Psa 114:4|,7, that Sinai itself, though rough and rocky, melted from before the Lord God of Israel, #Jud 5:5|. The congregation was called together by the sound of a trumpet exceeding loud, #Ex 19:16|, and waxing louder and louder, #Ex 19:19|. This was done by the ministry of the angels, and made all the people tremble. The introductions to the service were thunders and lightnings, #Ex 19:16|. These have natural causes; but the scripture directs us in a particular manner to take notice of the power of God, and his terror in them. Thunder is the voice of God, and lightning the fire of God, proper to engage both the learning senses of seeing and hearing.


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