Exodus 24:9

“Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 24:9

Then went vp Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seuenty of the Elders of Israel:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the chiefs of Israel went up:
- Basic English Bible

And Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up;
- Darby Bible

Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:
- Webster's Bible

Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up.
- World English Bible

And Moses goeth up, Aaron also, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 24:9

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 24:9


24:10 They saw the God of Israel - That is, they had some glimpse of his glory, in light and fire, though they saw no manner of similitude. They saw the place where the God of Israel stood, so the seventy, something that came near a similitude, but was not; whatever they saw it was certainly something of which no image or picture could be made, and yet enough to satisfy them that God was with them of a truth. Nothing is described but that which was under his feet, for our conceptions of God are all below him. They saw not so much as God's feet, but at the bottom of the brightness they saw (such as they never saw before or after, and as the foot - stool or pedestal of it) a most rich and splendid pavement, as it had been of sapphires, azure, or sky - coloured. The heavens themselves are the pavement of God's palace, and his throne is above the firmament.

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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