Exodus 24:2
New International Version
but Moses alone is to approach the LORD; the others must not come near. And the people may not come up with him.”

New Living Translation
Only Moses is allowed to come near to the LORD. The others must not come near, and none of the other people are allowed to climb up the mountain with him.”

English Standard Version
Moses alone shall come near to the LORD, but the others shall not come near, and the people shall not come up with him.”

Berean Study Bible
Moses alone shall approach the LORD, but the others must not come near. And the people may not go up with him.”

King James Bible
And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.

New King James Version
And Moses alone shall come near the LORD, but they shall not come near; nor shall the people go up with him.”

New American Standard Bible
Moses alone, however, shall approach the LORD, but they shall not approach, nor shall the people come up with him.”

NASB 1995
“Moses alone, however, shall come near to the LORD, but they shall not come near, nor shall the people come up with him.”

NASB 1977
“Moses alone, however, shall come near to the LORD, but they shall not come near, nor shall the people come up with him.”

Amplified Bible
Moses alone shall approach the LORD, but the others shall not come near, nor shall the people come up with him.”

Christian Standard Bible
Moses alone is to approach the LORD, but the others are not to approach, and the people are not to go up with him.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Moses alone is to approach the LORD, but the others are not to approach, and the people are not to go up with him.”

American Standard Version
and Moses alone shall come near unto Jehovah; but they shall not come near; neither shall the people go up with him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moshe alone will come near before LORD JEHOVAH, and they will not approach, and the people will not come up with him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Moses alone shall draw nigh to God; and they shall not draw nigh, and the people shall not come up with them.

Contemporary English Version
but you are to come near. Don't let anyone else come up."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses alone shall come up to the Lord, but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people come up with him.

English Revised Version
and Moses alone shall come near unto the LORD; but they shall not come near; neither shall the people go up with him.

Good News Translation
You alone, and none of the others, are to come near me. The people are not even to come up the mountain."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses may come near the LORD, but the others may not. The people must not come along with Moses."

International Standard Version
Only Moses is to approach the LORD, but the others are not to approach; the people are not to come up with him."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and Moses alone shall come near unto the LORD; but they shall not come near; neither shall the people go up with him.'

Literal Standard Version
and Moses has drawn near to YHWH by himself; and they do not draw near, and the people do not go up with him.

NET Bible
Moses alone may come near the LORD, but the others must not come near, nor may the people go up with him."

New Heart English Bible
Moses alone shall come near to God, but they shall not come near, neither shall the people go up with him."

World English Bible
Moses alone shall come near to Yahweh, but they shall not come near, neither shall the people go up with him."

Young's Literal Translation
and Moses hath drawn nigh by himself unto Jehovah; and they draw not nigh, and the people go not up with him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Covenant Sealed
1Then the LORD said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD—you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of Israel’s elders—and you are to worship at a distance. 2Moses alone shall approach the LORD, but the others must not come near. And the people may not go up with him.” 3When Moses came and told the people all the words and ordinances of the LORD, they all responded with one voice: “All the words that the LORD has spoken, we will do.”…

Cross References
Exodus 24:1
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Come up to the LORD--you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of Israel's elders--and you are to worship at a distance.

Exodus 24:3
When Moses came and told the people all the words and ordinances of the LORD, they all responded with one voice: "All the words that the LORD has spoken, we will do."


Treasury of Scripture

And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not come near; neither shall the people go up with him.

Exodus 24:13,15,18
And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God…

Exodus 20:21
And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

Numbers 16:5
And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Moses
מֹשֶׁ֤ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

alone
לְבַדּוֹ֙ (lə·ḇad·dōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of

shall approach
וְנִגַּ֨שׁ (wə·nig·gaš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5066: To draw near, approach

the LORD,
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

but the others
וְהֵ֖ם (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

{must} not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

come near.
יִגָּ֑שׁוּ (yig·gā·šū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5066: To draw near, approach

And the people
וְהָעָ֕ם (wə·hā·‘ām)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

may not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

go up
יַעֲל֖וּ (ya·‘ă·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

with him.”
עִמּֽוֹ׃ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with


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