Exodus 19:18

“And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 19:18

And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended vpon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Mount Sinai {was} all in smoke because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And mount Sinai, the whole of it, smoked, because Jehovah descended upon it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all the mountain of Sinai was smoking, for the Lord had come down on it in fire: and the smoke of it went up like the smoke of a great burning; and all the mountain was shaking.
- Basic English Bible

And the whole of mount Sinai smoked, because Jehovah descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace; and the whole mountain shook greatly.
- Darby Bible

And mount Sinai was altogether in a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke of it ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount trembled greatly.
- Webster's Bible

Mount Sinai, all it, smoked, because Yahweh descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.
- World English Bible

and mount Sinai [is] wholly a smoke from the presence of Jehovah, who hath come down on it in fire, and its smoke goeth up as smoke of the furnace, and the whole mount trembleth exceedingly;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now mount Sinai was altogether on smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 19:18

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 19:18


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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