EXODUS 19:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.”

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Exodus 19:16 Translation & Meaning

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And it came to pass וַיְהִי֩ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) came pass
on the third הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֜י Third; feminine a third (part); by extension, a third (day, year or time); specifically, a third-story cell) third
day בַיּ֨וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
in the morning, הַבֹּ֗קֶר Properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning morning
that there were בִּֽהְיֹ֣ת To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) that there were
thunders קֹלֹ֨ת A voice or sound thunders
and lightnings, וּבְרָקִ֜ים Lightning; by analogy, a gleam; concretely, a flashing sword lightnings
and a thick כָּבֵד֙ Heavy; figuratively in a good sense (numerous) or in a bad sense (severe, difficult, stupid) thick
cloud וְעָנָ֤ן A cloud (as covering the sky), i.e., the nimbus or thunder-cloud cloud
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the mount, הָהָ֔ר A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) mount
and the voice וְקֹ֥ל A voice or sound voice
of the trumpet שֹׁפָ֖ר A cornet (as giving a clear sound) or curved horn trumpet
exceeding מְאֹ֑ד Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) exceeding
loud; חָזָ֣ק Strong (usu. in a bad sense, hard, bold, violent) loud
so that all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the people הָעָ֖ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
that אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in the camp בַּֽמַּחֲנֶֽה׃ An encampment (of travellers or troops); hence, an army, whether literal (of soldiers) or figurative (of dancers, angels, cattle, locusts, stars; or even the sacred courts) camp
trembled. וַיֶּֽחֱרַ֥ד To shudder with terror; hence, to fear; also to hasten (with anxiety) trembled

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  • 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.

  • 16  And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

  • 17  And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

  • 18  And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.




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