New Living Translation
They staggered back under God's command: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death."
King James Bible
(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
Darby Bible Translation
(for they were not able to bear what was enjoined: And if a beast should touch the mountain, it shall be stoned;
World English Bible
for they could not stand that which was commanded, "If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned;"
Young's Literal Translation
for they were not bearing that which is commanded, 'And if a beast may touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or with an arrow shot through,'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:20 For they could not bear - The terror which seized them, when they heard those words proclaimed, If even a beast, and c. Exod 19:12, and c.
LibraryTwenty-Ninth Day. Holiness and Chastisement.
He chasteneth us for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Follow after sanctification, without which no man shall see the Lord.'--Heb. xii. 10, 14. There is perhaps no part of God's word which sheds such Divine light upon suffering as the Epistle to the Hebrews. It does this because it teaches us what suffering was to the Son of God. It perfected His humanity. It so fitted Him for His work as the Compassionate High Priest. It proved that He, who had fulfilled God's will in …
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Thanksgiving after Chastisement.
The Blood of Sprinkling
Mark off a boundary all around the mountain. Warn the people, 'Be careful! Do not go up on the mountain or even touch its boundaries. Anyone who touches the mountain will certainly be put to death.
No hand may touch the person or animal that crosses the boundary; instead, stone them or shoot them with arrows. They must be put to death.' However, when the ram's horn sounds a long blast, then the people may go up on the mountain."
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