Exodus 24:11
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English Standard Version
And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank.

King James Bible
And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.

American Standard Version
And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: and they beheld God, and did eat and drink.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither did he lay his hand upon those of the children of Israel, that retired afar off, and they saw God, and they did eat and drink.

English Revised Version
And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: and they beheld God, and did eat and drink.

Webster's Bible Translation
And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and ate and drank.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After the foundation and soil had been thus prepared in the place of sacrifice, for the fellowship which Jehovah was about to establish with His people; Moses sent young men of the children of Israel to prepare the sacrifices, and directed them to offer burnt-offering and sacrifice slain-offerings, viz., שׁלמים, "peace-offerings (see at Leviticus 3:1) for Jehovah," for which purpose פּרים, bullocks, or young oxen, were used. The young men were not first-born sons, who had officiated as priests previous to the institution of the Levitical priesthood, according to the natural right of primogeniture, as Onkelos supposes; nor were they the sons of Aaron, as Augustine maintains: they simply acted as servants of Moses; and the priestly duty of sprinkling the blood was performed by him as the mediator of the covenant. It is merely as young men, therefore, i.e., as strong and active, that they are introduced in this place, and not as representatives of the nation, "by whom the sacrifice was presented, and whose attitude resembled that of a youth just ready to enter upon his course" (Kurtz, O. C. iii. 143). For, as Oehler says, "this was not a sacrifice presented by the nation on its own account. The primary object was to establish that fellowship, by virtue of which it could draw near to Jehovah in sacrifice. Moreover, according to Exodus 24:1 and Exodus 24:9, the nation possessed its proper representatives in the seventy elders" (Herzog's Cyclopaedia). But even though these sacrifices were not offered by the representatives of the nation, and for this very reason Moses selected young men from among the people to act as servants at this ceremony, they had so far a substitutionary position, that in their persons the nation was received into fellowship with God by means of the sprinkling of the blood, which was performed in a peculiar manner, to suit the unique design of this sacrificial ceremony.

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nobles

Exodus 24:1,9 And he said to Moses, Come up to the LORD, you, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel...

Numbers 21:18 The princes dig the well, the nobles of the people dig it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves...

Judges 5:13 Then he made him that remains have dominion over the nobles among the people: the LORD made me have dominion over the mighty.

1 Kings 21:8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal...

2 Chronicles 23:20 And he took the captains of hundreds, and the nobles, and the governors of the people, and all the people of the land...

Nehemiah 2:16 And the rulers knew not where I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles...

Jeremiah 14:3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water...

laid not

Exodus 19:21 And the LORD said to Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through to the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.

Exodus 33:20-23 And he said, You can not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live...

Genesis 32:24-32 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day...

Deuteronomy 4:33 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the middle of the fire, as you have heard, and live?

Judges 13:22 And Manoah said to his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.

they saw

Exodus 24:10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone...

Genesis 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spoke to her, You God see me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that sees me?

did eat

Exodus 18:12 And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel...

Genesis 18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Genesis 31:54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice on the mount, and called his brothers to eat bread: and they did eat bread...

Deuteronomy 12:7 And there you shall eat before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households...

Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works.

Luke 15:23,24 And bring here the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry...

1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break...

Cross References
Genesis 16:13
So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God of seeing," for she said, "Truly here I have seen him who looks after me."

Genesis 32:30
So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered."

Exodus 24:10
and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness.

Numbers 12:8
With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in riddles, and he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"

Daniel 10:17
How can my lord's servant talk with my lord? For now no strength remains in me, and no breath is left in me."

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