Exodus 3:5

“And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said, Drawe not nigh hither: put off thy shooes from off thy feete, for the place whereon thou standest, is holy ground.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then He said, "Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Do not come near: take off your shoes from your feet, for the place where you are is holy.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Draw not nigh hither: loose thy sandals from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Approach not hither: put off thy shoes from thy feet, for the place on which thou standest is holy ground.
- Webster's Bible

He said, "Don't come close. Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place you are standing on is holy ground."
- World English Bible

And He saith, `Come not near hither: cast thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place on which thou art standing is holy ground.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And He said: 'Draw not nigh hither; put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 3:5


3:5 Put off thy shoes from off thy feet - The putting off the shoe was then what the putting off the hat is now, a token of respect and submission. The ground is holy ground, made so by this special manifestation of the divine presence. We ought to approach to God with a solemn pause and preparation; and to express our inward reverence, by a grave and reverent behaviour in the worship of God, carefully avoiding every thing that looks light, or rude.


Discussion for Exodus 3

  • Luigi
    15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Sovering Lord , JEHOVAH" the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
  • Brother Daniel FC
    To Insight 777:
    “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. Mat 5:17. Read Acts 6:13. What you quoted (verse 14) are false accusations. Jesus was talking about the temple of His body that will be resurrected in three days. To the Hebrews this was the "pay-back time" after years of slavery. Sometimes God (not Moses) works in strange ways.
  • Insight777
    V22, spoil means rob, these "borrowed" treasures are not going to be returned. Where is the forgiveness of ones enemy that Jesus preached? Acts 6, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us." Jesus changes Moses law.
  • G Bethel
    Exodus is my favorite book;because it tells of I am grace,goodness, and genuineness forever.
  • A disciple
    (7-10) In that the LORD did these things, and let the rest of the world continue; indicates that it was a sign of the Great Deliverance and Salvation at the end of days: for Israel was to set as a sign for blessing and spiritual guidance to the world, up to that day; but they knew it not. (19-22) As it was with bringing Israel out of Egypt, so for us in the end time: God will save us by His Power!
  • Lilian Makau
    Its such a great revelation to know that we need to ask God what to say just like Moses when faced with situations.

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