EXODUS 19:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death:”

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Exodus 19:12 Translation & Meaning

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And thou shalt set bounds וְהִגְבַּלְתָּ֤ Properly, to twist as a rope; to bound (as by a line) set bounds
unto the people הָעָם֙ A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
round about, סָבִ֣יב (as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around round about
saying, לֵאמֹ֔ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
Take heed הִשָּֽׁמְר֥וּ Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc Take heed
to yourselves, go up עֲל֥וֹת To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative yourselves go up
that ye not (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
into the mount, בָּהָ֖ר A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) mount
or touch וּנְגֹ֣עַ Properly, to touch, i.e., lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.) touch
the border בְּקָצֵ֑הוּ An extremity border
of it: whosoever כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) whosoever
toucheth הַנֹּגֵ֥עַ Properly, to touch, i.e., lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.) toucheth
the mount בָּהָ֖ר A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) mount
shall be surely מ֥וֹת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill surely
put to death: יוּמָֽת׃ To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill put death

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  • 10  And the Lord said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,

  • 11  And be ready against the third day: for the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

  • 12  And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death:

  • 13  There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.

  • 14  And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.




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