Exodus 24:11

“And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And vpon the Nobles of the children of Israel he layd not his hand: also they saw God, and did eate and drinke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and they saw God, and they ate and drank.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: and they beheld God, and did eat and drink.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he put not his hand on the chiefs of the children of Israel: they saw God, and took food and drink.
- Basic English Bible

And on the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: they saw God, and ate and drank.
- Darby Bible

And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and ate and drank.
- Webster's Bible

He didn't lay his hand on the nobles of the children of Israel. They saw God, and ate and drank.
- World English Bible

and unto those of the sons of Israel who are near He hath not put forth His hand, and they see God, and eat and drink.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And upon the nobles of the children of Israel He laid not His hand; and they beheld God, and did eat and drink.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 24:11


24:11 Upon the nobles or elders of Israel he laid not his hand - Though they were men, the splendour of his glory did not overwhelm them, but it was so moderated (#Job 36:9|,) and they were so strengthened (#Dan 10:19|,) that they were able to bear it: nay, though they were sinful men, and obnoxious to God's justice, yet he did not lay his avenging hand upon them, as they feared he would. When we consider what a consuming fire God is, and what stubble we are before him, we shall have reason to say, in all our approaches to him, It is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed. They saw God, and did eat and drink; They had not only their lives preserved, but their vigour, courage, and comfort; it cast no damp upon their joy, but rather increased it. They feasted upon the sacrifice before God, in token of their chearful consent to the covenant, their grateful acceptance of the benefits of it, and their communion with God in pursuance of that covenant.


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