Exodus 20:19

“And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they saide vnto Moses, Speake thou with vs, and wee will heare: But let not God speake with vs, lest we die.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then they said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, or we will die."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said to Moses, To your words we will give ear, but let not the voice of God come to our ears, for fear death may come on us.
- Basic English Bible

and said to Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
- Darby Bible

And they said to Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
- Webster's Bible

They said to Moses, "Speak with us yourself, and we will listen; but don't let God speak with us, lest we die."
- World English Bible

and say unto Moses, `Speak thou with us, and we hear, and let not God speak with us, lest we die.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

(20:16) And they said unto Moses: 'Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 20:19


20:19 Speak thou with us - Hereby they obliged themselves to acquiesce in the mediation of Moses, they themselves nominating him as a fit person to deal between them and God, and promising to hearken to him as to God's messenger.


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