New International Version
Anyone who even comes near the tabernacle of the LORD will die. Are we all going to die?"
King James Bible
Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be consumed with dying?
Darby Bible Translation
Every one that comes at all near to the tabernacle of Jehovah shall die: shall we then expire altogether?
World English Bible
Everyone who comes near, who comes near to the tabernacle of Yahweh, dies! Will we all perish?"
Young's Literal Translation
any who is at all drawing near unto the tabernacle of Jehovah dieth; have we not been consumed -- to expire?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish - גוענו gavaenu signifies not so much to die simply, as to feel an extreme difficulty of breathing, which, producing suffocation, ends at last in death. See the folly and extravagance of this sinful people. At first, every person might come near to God, for all, they thought, were sufficiently holy, and every way qualified to minister in holy things. Now, no one, in their apprehension, can come near to the tabernacle without being consumed, Numbers 17:13. In both cases they were wrong; some there were who might approach, others there were who might not. God had put the difference. His decision should have been final with them; but sinners are ever running into extremes.
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Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.' Exod 20: 12. Having done with the first table, I am next to speak of the duties of the second table. The commandments may be likened to Jacob's ladder: the first table respects God, and is the top of the ladder that reaches to heaven; the second respects superiors and inferiors, and is the foot of the ladder that rests on the earth. By the first table, we walk religiously towards God; by …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
Whenever the tabernacle is to move, the Levites are to take it down, and whenever the tabernacle is to be set up, the Levites shall do it. Anyone else who approaches it is to be put to death.
The LORD said to Aaron, "You, your sons and your family are to bear the responsibility for offenses connected with the sanctuary, and you and your sons alone are to bear the responsibility for offenses connected with the priesthood.
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