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.
  • SYLVIA HERNANDEZ
    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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