New International Version
and be ready by the third day, because on that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
King James Bible
And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
Darby Bible Translation
and let them be ready for the third day; for on the third day Jehovah will come down before the eyes of all the people on mount Sinai.
World English Bible
and be ready against the third day; for on the third day Yahweh will come down in the sight of all the people on Mount Sinai.
Young's Literal Translation
and have been prepared for the third day; for on the third day doth Jehovah come down before the eyes of all the people, on mount Sinai.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Sanctify them - See the meaning of this term, Exodus 13:2.
Let them wash their clothes - And consequently bathe their bodies; for, according to the testimony of the Jews, these always went together.
It was necessary that, as they were about to appear in the presence of God, every thing should be clean and pure about them; that they might be admonished by this of the necessity of inward purity, of which the outward washing was the emblem.
From these institutions the heathens appear to have borrowed their precepts relative to washings and purifications previously to their offering sacrifice to their gods, examples of which abound in the Greek and Latin writers. They washed their hands and clothes, and bathed their bodies in pure water, before they performed any act of religious worship; and in a variety of cases, abstinence from all matrimonial connections was positively required, before a person was permitted to perform any religious rite, or assist at the performance.
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LibrarySeventh Day. Holiness and Obedience.
Ye have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: ye shall be unto me an holy nation.'--Ex. xix. 4-6. Israel has reached Horeb. The law is to be given and the covenant made. Here are God's first words to the people; He speaks of redemption and its blessing, fellowship with Himself: 'Ye have seen how I brought …
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Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
The King --Continued.
But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.
On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.
Be ready in the morning, and then come up on Mount Sinai. Present yourself to me there on top of the mountain.
Joshua told the people, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you."
"You came down on Mount Sinai; you spoke to them from heaven. You gave them regulations and laws that are just and right, and decrees and commands that are good.
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