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Exodus 19:22

    Exodus 19:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth on them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And let the priests also, that come near to Jehovah, sanctify themselves, lest Jehovah break forth upon them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And let the priests who come near to the Lord make themselves holy, for fear that the Lord may come on them suddenly.

    Webster's Revision

    And let the priests also, that come near to Jehovah, sanctify themselves, lest Jehovah break forth upon them.

    World English Bible

    Let the priests also, who come near to Yahweh, sanctify themselves, lest Yahweh break forth on them."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.

    Definitions for Exodus 19:22

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Sanctify - To be sacred and set apart.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 19:22

    Let the priests also - sanctify themselves - That there were priests among the Hebrews before the consecration of Aaron and his sons, cannot be doubted; though their functions might be in a considerable measure suspended while under persecution in Egypt, yet the persons existed whose right and duty it was to offer sacrifices to God. Moses requested liberty from Pharaoh to go into the wilderness to sacrifice; and had there not been among the people both sacrifices and priests, the request itself must have appeared nugatory and absurd. Sacrifices from the beginning had constituted an essential part of the worship of God, and there certainly were priests whose business it was to offer them to God before the giving of the law; though this, for especial reasons, was restricted to Aaron and his sons after the law had been given. As sacrifices had not been offered for a considerable time, the priests themselves were considered in a state of impurity; and therefore God requires that they also should be purified for the purpose of approaching the mountain, and hearing their Maker promulgate his laws. See Clarke's note on Exodus 28:1.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 19:22

    The priests also - Sacrifices had hitherto been offered by firstborn, or the heads of families. See Genesis 14:18 note.