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Exodus 24:18

    Exodus 24:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Moses went into the middle of the cloud, and got him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Moses went up the mountain, into the cloud, and was there for forty days and forty nights.

    Webster's Revision

    And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

    World English Bible

    Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up on the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 24:18

    Forty days and forty nights - During the whole of this time he neither ate bread nor drank water; see Exodus 34:28; Deuteronomy 9:9. Both his body and soul were so sustained by the invigorating presence of God, that he needed no earthly support, and this may be the simple reason why he took none. Elijah fasted forty days and forty nights, sustained by the same influence, 1 Kings 19:8; as did likewise our blessed Lord, when he was about to commence the public ministry of his own Gospel, Matthew 4:2.

    1. Moses, who was the mediator of the Old Covenant, is alone permitted to draw nigh to God; none of the people are suffered to come up to the Divine glory, not even Aaron, nor his sons, nor the nobles of Israel. Moses was a type of Christ, who is the mediator of the New Covenant; and he alone has access to God in behalf of the human race, as Moses had in behalf of Israel.

    2. The law can inspire nothing but terror, when viewed unconnected with its sacrifices, and those sacrifices are nothing but as they refer to Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, who alone by the sacrifice of himself, bears away the sin of the world.

    3. The blood of the victims was sprinkled both on the altar and on the people, to show that the death of Christ gave to Divine justice what it demanded, and to men what they needed. The people were sanctified by it unto God, and God was propitiated by it unto the people. By this sacrifice the law was magnified and made honorable, so Divine justice received its due; and those who believe are justified from all guilt, and sanctified from all sin, so they receive all that they need. Thus God is well pleased, and believers eternally saved. This is a glorious economy, highly worthy of God its author.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 24:18

    During this period of forty days, and the second period when the tables were renewed, Moses neither ate bread nor drank water. Compare marginal references. In like manner, Elijah fasted for forty days, when he visited the same spot 1 Kings 19:8. The two who met our Saviour on the Mount of Transfiguration Matthew 17:3, the one representing the law, the other representing the Prophets, thus shadowed forth in their own experience the Fast of Forty days in the wilderness of Judaea.