King James Version
And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
Darby Bible Translation
and said to Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
World English Bible
They said to Moses, "Speak with us yourself, and we will listen; but don't let God speak with us, lest we die."
Young's Literal Translation
and say unto Moses, 'Speak thou with us, and we hear, and let not God speak with us, lest we die.'
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.Exodus 20:19 Parallel Commentaries
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Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
(I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, then we shall die.
According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
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