Exodus 20:21

“And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the people stood afarre off, and Moses drew neere vnto the thicke darkenes, where God was.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the people stood at a distance, while Moses approached the thick cloud where God {was.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the people kept their places far off, but Moses went near to the dark cloud where God was.
- Basic English Bible

And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the obscurity where God was.
- Darby Bible

And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.
- Webster's Bible

The people stayed at a distance, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.
- World English Bible

And the people stand afar off, and Moses hath drawn nigh unto the thick darkness where God [is].
- Youngs Literal Bible

(20:18) And the people stood afar off; but Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 20:21


20:21 While the people continued to stand afar off - Afraid of God's wrath, Moses drew near unto the thick darkness; he was made to draw near, so the word is: Moses of himself durst not have ventured into the thick darkness if God had not called him, and encouraged him, and, as some of the Rabbins suppose, sent an angel to take him by the hand, and lead him up.


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