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Exodus 24:17

    Exodus 24:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the appearance of the glory of Jehovah was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the glory of the Lord was like a flame on the top of the mountain before the eyes of the children of Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    And the appearance of the glory of Jehovah was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

    World English Bible

    The appearance of the glory of Yahweh was like devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 24:17

    The glory of the Lord was like devouring fire - This appearance was well calculated to inspire the people with the deepest reverence and godly rear; and this is the use the apostle makes or it, Hebrews 12:28, Hebrews 12:29, where he evidently refers to this place, saying, Let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear; for our God is a Consuming Fire. Seeing the glory of the Lord upon the mount like a devouring fire, Moses having tarried long, the Israelites probably supposed that he had been devoured or consumed by it, and therefore the more easily fell into idolatry. But how could they do this, with this tremendous sight of God's glory before their eyes?