Exodus 3:3
New International Version
So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”

New Living Translation
“This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.”

English Standard Version
And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.”

Berean Study Bible
So Moses thought, “I must go over and see this marvelous sight. Why is the bush not burning up?”

King James Bible
And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

New King James Version
Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”

New American Standard Bible
So Moses said, “I must turn aside and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burning up!”

NASB 1995
So Moses said, “I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.”

NASB 1977
So Moses said, “I must turn aside now, and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.”

Amplified Bible
So Moses said, “I must turn away [from the flock] and see this great sight—why the bush is not burned up.”

Christian Standard Bible
So Moses thought, “I must go over and look at this remarkable sight. Why isn’t the bush burning up? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Moses thought: I must go over and look at this remarkable sight. Why isn’t the bush burning up?

American Standard Version
And Moses said, I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moshe said, “I shall turn aside, I shall see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Moses said, I will go near and see this great sight, why the bush is not consumed.

Contemporary English Version
"This is strange!" he said to himself. "I'll go over and see why the bush isn't burning up."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses said: I will go and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

English Revised Version
And Moses said, I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

Good News Translation
"This is strange," he thought. "Why isn't the bush burning up? I will go closer and see."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he thought, "Why isn't this bush burning up? I must go over there and see this strange sight."

International Standard Version
Then Moses told himself, "I'll go over and see this remarkable sight. Why isn't the bush burning up?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Moses said: 'I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.'

Literal Standard Version
And Moses says, “Now I turn aside and see this great appearance. Why is the bush not burned?”

NET Bible
So Moses thought, "I will turn aside to see this amazing sight. Why does the bush not burn up?"

New Heart English Bible
Moses said, "I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt."

World English Bible
Moses said, "I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt."

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses saith, 'Let me turn aside, I pray thee, and I see this great appearance; wherefore is the bush not burned?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Moses at the Burning Bush
2There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from within a bush. Moses saw the bush ablaze with fire, but it was not consumed. 3So Moses thought, “I must go over and see this marvelous sight. Why is the bush not burning up?” 4When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called out to him from within the bush, “Moses, Moses!” “Here I am,” he answered.…

Cross References
Acts 7:31
When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight. As he approached to look more closely, the voice of the Lord came to him:

Exodus 3:2
There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from within a bush. Moses saw the bush ablaze with fire, but it was not consumed.


Treasury of Scripture

And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

Job 37:14
Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

Psalm 107:8
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psalm 111:2-4
The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein…









(3) I will now turn aside.--A minute touch, in dicating that Moses is the writer. He remembers that the bush did not grow on the track which he was pursuing, but lay off it, and that he had to "turn aside," in order to make his inspection.

This great sight.--The phenomenon was strange and unusual--worthy of note, whatever might be the cause.

Verse 3. - I will turn aside. Suspecting nothing but a natural phenomenon, which he was anxious to investigate. The action bespeaks him a man of sense and intelligence, not easily scared or imposed upon.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

thought,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“I must go over
אָסֻֽרָה־ (’ā·su·rāh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

and see
וְאֶרְאֶ֔ה (wə·’er·’eh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's 7200: To see

this
הַזֶּ֑ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

marvelous
הַגָּדֹ֖ל (hag·gā·ḏōl)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

sight.
הַמַּרְאֶ֥ה (ham·mar·’eh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

Why is
מַדּ֖וּעַ (mad·dū·a‘)
Interrogative
Strong's 4069: Why? for what reason?

the bush
הַסְּנֶֽה׃ (has·sə·neh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5572: Perhaps blackberry bush

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

burning up?”
יִבְעַ֥ר (yiḇ·‘ar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish


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