EXODUS 19:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Exodus 19:13 Translation & Meaning

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There shall not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
an hand יָ֗ד A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
touch תִגַּ֨ע 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
it, but כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed it but
he shall surely סָק֤וֹל Properly, to be weighty; but used only in the sense of lapidation or its contrary (as if a delapidation) surely
be stoned, יִסָּקֵל֙ Properly, to be weighty; but used only in the sense of lapidation or its contrary (as if a delapidation) stoned
or אֽוֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
shot יָרֹ֣ה Properly, to flow as water (i.e., to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e., to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach shot
through; יִיָּרֶ֔ה Properly, to flow as water (i.e., to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e., to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach through
whether אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not whether
it be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
beast בְּהֵמָ֥ה Properly, a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collective) beast
or אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not or
man, אִ֖ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
it shall not לֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
live: יִֽחְיֶ֑ה To live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive live
when the trumpet הַיֹּבֵ֔ל The blast of a horn (from its continuous sound); specifically, the signal of the silver trumpets; hence, the instrument itself and the festival thus introduced trumpet
soundeth long, בִּמְשֹׁךְ֙ To draw, used in a great variety of applications (including to sow, to sound, to prolong, to develop, to march, to remove, to delay, to be tall, etc.) soundeth long
they הֵ֖מָּה They (only used when emphatic) they
shall come up יַֽעֲל֥וּ To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative come up
to the mount. בָהָֽר׃ A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) mount

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  • 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.

  • 15  And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.




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