EXODUS 19:20

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.”

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Exodus 19:20 Translation & Meaning

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And the Lord יְהוָ֛ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
came down וַיֵּ֧רֶד To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) came down
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
mount הַ֥ר A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) mount
Sinai, סִינַ֖י Sinai, mountain of Arabia Sinai
on אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to on
the top רֹ֣אשׁ The head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.) top
of the mount: הָהָ֑ר A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) mount
and the Lord יְהוָ֧ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
called וַיִּקְרָ֨א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
Moses לְמֹשֶׁ֛ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
up (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
the top רֹ֥אשׁ The head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.) top
of the mount; הָהָ֖ר A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) mount
and Moses מֹשֶֽׁה׃ Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
went up. וַיַּ֥עַל To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative up

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  • 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.

  • 19  And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

  • 20  And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.

  • 21  And the Lord said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish.

  • 22  And let the priests also, which come near to the Lord, sanctify themselves, lest the Lord break forth upon them.




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