Exodus 19:15

“And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 19:15

And hee said vnto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wiues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said to the people, "Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not near a woman.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to the people, Be ready by the third day: do not come near a woman.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to the people, Be ready for the third day; do not come near [your] wives.
- Darby Bible

And he said to the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
- Webster's Bible

He said to the people, "Be ready by the third day. Don't have sexual relations with a woman."
- World English Bible

and he saith unto the people, `Be ye prepared for the third day, come not nigh unto a woman.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said unto the people: 'Be ready against the third day; come not near a woman.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 19:15

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 19:15


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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