Hebrews 12:21

“And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And so terrible was the sight, that Moses sayde, I exceedingly feare, and quake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And so terrible was the sight, {that} Moses said, "I AM FULL OF FEAR and trembling."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and so fearful was the appearance, `that' Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the vision was so overpowering that even Moses said, I am shaking and full of fear.
- Basic English Bible

and, so fearful was the sight, Moses said, I am exceedingly afraid and full of trembling;)
- Darby Bible

And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and tremble:)
- Webster's Bible

and so terrible was the scene that Moses said, "I tremble with fear."
- Weymouth Bible

and so fearful was the appearance, that Moses said, "I am terrified and trembling."
- World English Bible

And so dredeful it was that was seyn, that Moises seide, Y am a ferd, and ful of trembling.
- Wycliffe Bible

and, (so terrible was the sight,) Moses said, `I am fearful exceedingly, and trembling.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:21

12:21 Even Moses - Though admitted to so near an intercourse with God, who spake to him as a man speaketh to his friend. At other times he acted as a mediator between God and the people. But while the ten words were pronounced, he stood as one of the hearers, #Ex 19:25|; Ex 20:19.

People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:21

Heb 12:21 Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake. Even Moses was filled with fearful awe (Ex 19:19).

Discussion for Hebrews 12

  • Angela a. trehern
    This is such a powerful scripture! It often brings me to a place I need to be...bringing tears to my eyes. Christ on the cross dying in agony , innocent ,choosing with the deepest love possible to give his life for me, a sinner so unworthy and many times weak...I find strength and tremendous encouragement in my Christian walk in these words!!(:
  • Darlene Wells
    God's word is truth and fulfillingh
  • BSP
    We should strive to pursue peace with all men.
    There is only one straight narrow path that God will accept To enter the kingdom of God. Faith, obedience to the word, in sincerity in truth. JOHN 14
  • Arthur Gray
    Verse 22 - 24 teaches protocols of engaging heavenly in issues of intercession.
  • Desmond
    Faithful Christians welcome the Lords chastisement because they understand that it is for their own spiritual good.Christians must have the desire to be corrected when they a walking froward to God's word.God is a loving,caring,forgiving, and just God.Faithful Christians need to always be in remembrance of that.

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