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J.B. Rotherham Emphasized Bible

Exodus 34:30

And Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, and lo! the skin of his face shone, and they stood in awe of drawing nigh unto him.

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Countenance;   Face;   God;   Miracles;   Moses;   Reverence;   Transfiguration;   Thompson Chain Reference - Face;   Light-Darkness;   Shining Faces;  

Dictionaries:

- Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Glory;   Moses;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Horn;   Moses;   Stephen;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Exodus, Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Exodus;   Hexateuch;   Law;   Moses;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Transfiguration (2);   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Sinai;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Moses;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - On to Canaan;   Moses, the Man of God;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Covenant, the New;   Transfiguration;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Holiness;   Moses;   Moses ben Isaiah Ha-Kohen;   Tables of the Law;   Veil;  

Parallel Translations

Legacy Standard Bible
Then Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.
New American Standard Bible (1995)
So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.
Bishop's Bible (1568)
And Aaron and all the chyldren of Israel looked vpon Moyses: and beholde, the skynne of his face shone, and they were afrayde to come nye hym.
Easy-to-Read Version
Aaron and all the people of Israel saw that Moses' face was shining bright. So they were afraid to go near him.
Revised Standard Version
And when Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.
World English Bible
When Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him.
King James Version (1611)
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skinne of his face shone, and they were afraid to come nigh him.
King James Version
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.
Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
And wha Aaron & all the childre of Israel sawe yt the skynne of his face shyned, they were afrayed to come nye him.
American Standard Version
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.
Bible in Basic English
But when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, and the shining of his face, they would not come near him for fear.
Update Bible Version
And when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, look, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him.
Webster's Bible Translation
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come nigh him.
New English Translation
When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to approach him.
New King James Version
So when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.
Contemporary English Version
When Aaron and the others looked at Moses, they saw that his face was shining, and they were afraid to go near him.
Complete Jewish Bible
When Aharon and the people of Isra'el saw Moshe, the skin of his face was shining; and they were afraid to approach him.
Darby Translation
And Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him.
Geneva Bible (1587)
And Aaron and all the children of Israel looked vpon Moses, and beholde, the skin of his face shone bright, and they were afraid to come neere him)
George Lamsa Translation
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses face, behold, the skin of Moses face shone; and they were afraid to come near to him.
Good News Translation
Aaron and all the people looked at Moses and saw that his face was shining, and they were afraid to go near him.
Amplified Bible
When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to approach him.
Hebrew Names Version
When Aharon and all the children of Yisra'el saw Moshe, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him.
JPS Old Testament (1917)
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face sent forth beams; and they were afraid to come nigh him.
New Living Translation
So when Aaron and the people of Israel saw the radiance of Moses' face, they were afraid to come near him.
New Life Bible
When Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, they saw that the skin of his face was shining. They were afraid to come near him.
New Revised Standard
When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face was shining, and they were afraid to come near him.
Brenton's Septuagint (LXX)
And Aaron and all the elders of Israel saw Moses, and the appearance of the skin of his face was made glorious, and they feared to approach him.
English Revised Version
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.
Berean Standard Bible
Aaron and all the Israelites looked at Moses, and behold, his face was radiant. And they were afraid to approach him.
Douay-Rheims Bible
And Aaron and the children of Israel seeing the face of Moses horned, were afraid to come near.
Lexham English Bible
And Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, and, to their amazement, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid of coming near to him.
Literal Translation
And Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses. And, behold! The skin of his face had become luminous. And they were afraid to draw near to him.
English Standard Version
Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.
New American Standard Bible
So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to approach him.
New Century Version
When Aaron and all the people of Israel saw that Moses' face was shining, they were afraid to go near him.
Christian Standard Bible®
When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face shone! They were afraid to come near him.
Wycliffe Bible (1395)
Forsothe Aaron and the sones of Israel sien Moises face horned,
Young's Literal Translation
and Aaron seeth -- all the sons of Israel also -- Moses, and lo, the skin of his face hath shone, and they are afraid of coming nigh unto him.

Contextual Overview

28 So then he was there, with Yahweh, forty days and forty nights, bread, did he not eat and, water, did he not drink, and he wrote upon the tables, the words of the covenant, the ten words. 29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down out of Mount Sinai, with the two tables of testimony in the hand of Moses, when he came down out of the mount, that, Moses, knew not that the skin of his face shone, through his having spoken with him. 30 And Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, and lo! the skin of his face shone, and they stood in awe of drawing nigh unto him. 31 So then Moses called unto them, and Aaron and all the princes in the assembly returned unto him, - and Moses spake unto them. 32 And afterwards, came nigh, all the sons of Israel, and he gave them in commandment all that Yahweh had spoken with him in Mount Sinai. 33 And when Moses had made an end of speaking with them, he put over his face a veil: 34 but, as often as Moses went in before Yahweh to speak with him, be put aside the veil until he came out, - and, as often as he came out and spake unto the sons of Israel, that which he had been commanded, 35 the sons of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses face shone, - so Moses again put the veil over his face, until he went in to speak with him.

Bible Verse Review
  from Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

afraid: Numbers 12:8, Mark 9:3, Mark 9:15, Luke 5:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 34:35 - General Ecclesiastes 8:1 - a man's

Cross-References

Genesis 12:2
That I may make thee into a great nation, And bless thee and make great thy name, And become thou a blessing;
Genesis 12:12
so will it come to pass when the Egyptians behold thee, that they will say, His wife, this! and will slay me while thee, they preserve alive.
Genesis 13:7
And there arose a strife betwixt the herdmen of Abram, and the herdmen of Lot. Now the Canaanite and the Perizzite, were then dwelling in the land.
Genesis 34:5
Now, Jacob, had heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter, but, his sons, happened to be with his cattle in the field, - so Jacob kept quiet until they came in.
Genesis 34:7
Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field as soon as they heard, and the men were grieved, and it was vexing to them exceedingly, - for, a disgraceful deed, had he done with Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter, seeing that so, it should not be done.
Genesis 34:13
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and spake (because he had defiled Dinah their sister) -
Genesis 34:14
and said unto them - We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to a man that is uncircumcised, - for a reproach, it would be to us.
Genesis 34:18
And their words looked fair in the eyes of Hamor, - and in the eyes of Shechem, Hamor's son;
Genesis 34:20
So Hamor entered with Shechem his son into the gate of their city, - and they spake unto the men of their city, saying:
Genesis 46:27
and, the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls: All the souls of the house of Jacob that came into Egypt, were seventy.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses,.... Who very probably met him at the bottom of the mount; these Israelites with Aaron were the princes, as Aben Ezra seems rightly to interpret it, and as appears from the following verse; for Moses could not well be seen by the whole body of the people at once, upon his descent from the mount:

behold, the skin of his face shone; darted out rays of light and glory all around it, much perhaps in the same manner as the glory about our Lord, and others, is painted by the Romanists:

and they were afraid to come nigh him; there was something so majestic and striking in it; and perhaps they could not tell whether it foreboded good or evil to them; and this may signify, that as by the light of the law sin is discovered, it fills with a sense of wrath and fear of damnation; and being the ministration of condemnation and death, it is terrifying and killing, though it has a glory in it.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

Verse Exodus 34:30. They were afraid to come nigh him. — A sight of his face alarmed them; their consciences were still guilty from their late transgression, and they had not yet received the atonement. The very appearance of superior sanctity often awes the guilty into respect.


 
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