EXODUS 20:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.”

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Exodus 20:22 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And the Lord יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
said וַיֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Moses, מֹשֶׁ֔ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
Thus כֹּ֥ה Properly, like this, i.e., by implication, (of manner) thus (or so); also (of place) here (or hither); or (of time) now Thus
thou shalt say תֹאמַ֖ר To say (used with great latitude) say
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the children בְּנֵ֣י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
of Israel, יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
Ye אַתֶּ֣ם Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you Ye
have seen רְאִיתֶ֔ם To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) seen
that כִּ֚י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
I have talked דִּבַּ֖רְתִּי Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue talked
with עִמָּכֶֽם׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
you from מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses you from
heaven. הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) heaven

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  • 20  And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

  • 21  And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

  • 22  And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

  • 23  Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.

  • 24  An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.




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