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Exodus 20:20

    Exodus 20:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Moses said to the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that you sin not.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, that ye sin not.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Moses said to the people, Have no fear: for God has come to put you to the test, so that fearing him you may be kept from sin.

    Webster's Revision

    And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, that ye sin not.

    World English Bible

    Moses said to the people, "Don't be afraid, for God has come to test you, and that his fear may be before you, that you won't sin."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, that ye sin not.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 20:20

    And Moses said - Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces - The maxim contained in this verse is, Fear not, that he may fear - do not fear with such a fear as brings consternation into the soul, and produces nothing but terror and confusion; but fear with that fear which reverence and filial affection inspire, that ye sin not - that, through the love and reverence ye feel to your Maker and Sovereign, ye may abstain from every appearance of evil, lest you should forfeit that love which is to you better than life. He who fears in the first sense can neither love nor obey; he who fears not in the latter sense is sure to fall under the first temptation that may occur. Blessed is the man who thus feareth always.