Deuteronomy 4:12
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New International Version
Then the LORD spoke to you out of the fire. You heard the sound of words but saw no form; there was only a voice.

New Living Translation
And the LORD spoke to you from the heart of the fire. You heard the sound of his words but didn't see his form; there was only a voice.

English Standard Version
Then the LORD spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of words, but saw no form; there was only a voice.

New American Standard Bible
"Then the LORD spoke to you from the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of words, but you saw no form-- only a voice.

King James Bible
And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD spoke to you from the fire. You kept hearing the sound of the words, but didn't see a form; there was only a voice.

International Standard Version
the LORD your God spoke from the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of words, but you saw no form; there was only a voice.

NET Bible
Then the LORD spoke to you from the middle of the fire; you heard speech but you could not see anything--only a voice was heard.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD spoke to you from the fire. You heard a voice speaking but saw no one. There was only a voice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD spoke unto you out of the midst of the fire; ye heard the voice of words, but ye saw no form; only a voice.

New American Standard 1977
“Then the LORD spoke to you from the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of words, but you saw no form—only a voice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD spoke unto you out of the midst of the fire; ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no likeness; only ye heard a voice.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD spoke unto you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of the words, but saw no form; only you heard a voice.

American King James Version
And the LORD spoke to you out of the middle of the fire: you heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only you heard a voice.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of words, but ye saw no form; only ye heard a voice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord spoke to you from the midst of the fire. You heard the voice of his words, but you saw not any form at all.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah spoke to you from the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but ye saw no form; only [ye heard] a voice.

English Revised Version
And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of words, but ye saw no form; only ye heard a voice.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD spoke to you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.

World English Bible
Yahweh spoke to you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of words, but you saw no form; only [you heard] a voice.

Young's Literal Translation
'And Jehovah speaketh unto you out of the midst of the fire; a voice of words ye are hearing and a similitude ye are not seeing, only a voice;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-23 The power and love of God to Israel are here made the ground and reason of a number of cautions and serious warnings; and although there is much reference to their national covenant, yet all may be applied to those who live under the gospel. What are laws made for but to be observed and obeyed? Our obedience as individuals cannot merit salvation; but it is the only evidence that we are partakers of the gift of God, which is eternal life through Jesus Christ, Considering how many temptations we are compassed with, and what corrupt desires we have in our bosoms, we have great need to keep our hearts with all diligence. Those cannot walk aright, who walk carelessly. Moses charges particularly to take heed of the sin of idolatry. He shows how weak the temptation would be to those who thought aright; for these pretended gods, the sun, moon, and stars, were only blessings which the Lord their God had imparted to all nations. It is absurd to worship them; shall we serve those that were made to serve us? Take heed lest ye forget the covenant of the Lord your God. We must take heed lest at any time we forget our religion. Care, caution, and watchfulness, are helps against a bad memory.
Study Bible
An Exhortation to Obedience
11"You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the very heart of the heavens: darkness, cloud and thick gloom. 12"Then the LORD spoke to you from the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of words, but you saw no form-- only a voice. 13"So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone.…
Cross References
Hebrews 12:19
to a trumpet blast or to a voice that made its hearers beg that no further word be spoken.

Exodus 19:9
The LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and may also believe in you forever." Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.

Deuteronomy 4:11
"You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the very heart of the heavens: darkness, cloud and thick gloom.

Deuteronomy 4:13
"So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone.
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD spoke to you out of the middle of the fire: you heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only you heard a voice.

the Lord

Deuteronomy 5:4,22 The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the middle …

no similitude

Deuteronomy 4:15 Take you therefore good heed to yourselves…

Numbers 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in …

Isaiah 40:18 To whom then will you liken God? or what likeness will you compare to him?

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

only ye heard a voice [heb] save a voice

Deuteronomy 4:33,36 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the middle …

Exodus 20:22 And the LORD said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the children of …

1 Kings 19:12,13 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: …

Isaiah 30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, …

Isaiah 40:3,6 The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way …

Matthew 3:3,17 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, …

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and …

John 12:28-30 Father, glorify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, …

2 Peter 1:17,18 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came …

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