Exodus 19:16

“And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thicke cloud vpon the mount, and the voyce of the trumpet exceeding lowd, so that all the people that was in the campe, trembled.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who {were} in the camp trembled.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of a trumpet exceeding loud; and all the people that were in the camp trembled.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when morning came on the third day, there were thunders and flames and a thick cloud on the mountain, and a horn sounding very loud; and all the people in the tents were shaking with fear.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings and a heavy cloud on the mountain, and the sound of the trumpet exceeding loud; and the whole people that was in the camp trembled.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that were in the camp trembled.
- Webster's Bible

It happened on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and the sound of an exceedingly loud trumpet; and all the people who were in the camp trembled.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass, on the third day, while it is morning, that there are voices, and lightnings, and a heavy cloud, on the mount, and the sound of a trumpet very strong; and all the people who [are] in the camp do tremble.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of a horn exceeding loud; and all the people that were in the camp trembled.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 19:16


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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