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.


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