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

  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 12:2 LOOKING UNTO JESUS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH WHO FOR THE JOY THAT WAS SET BEFORE HIM --- ENDURED THE CROSS --- DESPISING THE SHAME AND IS SET DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE --- THRONE OF GOD --- HEBREWS 5:9 AND BEING MADE PERFECT --- HE --- BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THEM THAT OBEY HIM
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 12:17 FOR YOU KNOW HOW THAT AFTERWARD WHEN HE WOULD HAVE INHERITED THE BLESSING THE BLESSING HE WAS REJECTED FOR HE FOUND NO PLACE OF REPENTANCE THOUGH HE SOUGHT IT CAREFULLY WITH TEARS
  • Lilian
    Wherefore we recieving Kingdom which cannot be move let us have by grace whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and Godly fear Amen thanks to the blood Jesus
  • Lucinda Hardman
    Jesus says in John 8:47 that His own people were not able to understand Him because they had sin in their lives. Please be prayerful about telling people to know or believe Christ has nothing to do with sin because they must acknowledge they are a sinner ask for forgiveness and follow his godly example that what proves that we know Him out character. That why the Scribes hated Him Him read these scriptures. If this thing to know Jesus wasn't about us sinning why did He come. He came to turn us to Him yes but by exposing the truth that we're sinful with His blood was for the remission of sins. It can only be cancelled if people receive Him by acknowledging first they are sinners. That what all the disciples went to preach. He saved Mary Magdalene but said 'Go and sin no more.' That's why so many people are confused. We must love help and yes people should see Jesus in the right light. Believe He is tell them but why do we leave out, 'Go and sin no more.' It's His word and to know Him is for Him to help them with their struggles. Cause if sis isn't and issue then the world must be getting better cause there's a lot of killing, sexual sin, lying and etc, etc but God said we would not inherit the kingdom if we continue on this path. ,2nd Timothy chapter 3. So yes change our minds to know Christ but go and sin no more. Be blessed!
  • Faith
    My friend told me that judgement day will never come, but she's wrong. As I know Faith is stronger than fear. You just have to laugh at fear. Laughter and happiness is stronger than anything.
  • I AM
    To my elect: the commandment to repent is now come. The wicked will now certainly do wickedly as nothing will be restrained from them the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. Repent and be filled with my Spirit. See that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: have fervent charity among yourselves and have peace in Christ Jesus.

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