Exodus 24:18
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New International Version
Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

New Living Translation
Then Moses disappeared into the cloud as he climbed higher up the mountain. He remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

English Standard Version
Moses entered the cloud and went up on the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

New American Standard Bible
Moses entered the midst of the cloud as he went up to the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

King James Bible
And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Moses entered the cloud as he went up the mountain, and he remained on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights.

International Standard Version
When Moses went up on the mountain, he went into the center of the cloud and was on the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights.

NET Bible
Moses went into the cloud when he went up the mountain, and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses entered the cloud as he went up the mountain. He stayed on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mount, and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

King James 2000 Bible
And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and got him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

American King James Version
And Moses went into the middle of the cloud, and got him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

American Standard Version
And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses, entering into the midst of the cloud, went up into the mountain: and he was there forty days, and forty nights.

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and ascended the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

English Revised Version
And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and ascended the mount: and Moses was on the mount forty days and forty nights.

World English Bible
Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up on the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Young's Literal Translation
and Moses goeth into the midst of the cloud, and goeth up unto the mount, and Moses is on the mount forty days and forty nights.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

24:12-18 A cloud covered the mount six days; a token of God's special presence there. Moses was sure that he who called him up would protect him. Even those glorious attributes of God which are most terrible to the wicked, the saints with humble reverence rejoice in. And through faith in the atoning Sacrifice, we hope for greater honour than Moses ever enjoyed on earth. Now we see through a glass darkly, but when he shall appear, then face to face. This vision of God will continue with equal, if not increasing brightness of joy; not for a few days only, but through eternity.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - And Moses went into the midst of the cloud. Quitting Joshua, Moses at last, in obedience to the call out of the midst of the cloud, entered within its shadow and disappeared from human vision In this abnormal condition, alone with God, he continued for thirty-four days, making, together with the six days before he entered the cloud, the forty days and forty nights of the text before us. It is noted in Deuteronomy 9:9, that during the whole of this time he was without food. Compare Elijah's fast (1 Kings 19:8), and our blessed Lord's (Matthew 3:2).





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Moses went into the midst of the cloud,.... Where the glory of God was, and he must at this time be endowed with more than ordinary courage to enter into it, when the glory of the Lord flashed out of it like flames of fire; yet being called of God he was not intimidated, but with great serenity and composure of mind, as may be thought, he went into the presence chamber of the most High, to hear what he had to say unto him:

and gat him up into the mount; that is, he went into the cloud, after he had ascended the summit of the mount; for it cannot be supposed that he first went into the cloud, and then got himself up to the mount, which yet our version, if not carefully guarded against, may lead unto:

and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights; without eating or drinking; and just such a term of time Christ fasted in the wilderness; it is probable that the six days before mentioned are to be reckoned part of those forty days, since it is not said that he was in the cloud forty days and forty nights, but in the mount. The Targum of Jonathan adds,"learning the words of the law from the mouth of the Holy One, whose name is to be praised.''Living without food so long must be ascribed to a miracle; for Hippocrates (y) that great physician, says, that"those who remain without food seven days, thenceforward, if they would, cannot receive any support from food, because then the belly will not admit of any;''and gives this reason for it, because the fasting intestine coheres, or is wrinkled.

(y) Lib. de Carn. in fine, apud Scheuchzer. Physic. Sacr. vol. 2. p. 196.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. Moses went into the midst of the cloud—the visible token of God's presence. Divine grace animated and supported him to enter with holy boldness.

Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights—The six days spent in waiting are not included. During that protracted period he was miraculously supported (De 9:9), on a peak scarcely thirty paces in compass.

Exodus 24:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Moses on the Mountain
17And to the eyes of the sons of Israel the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the mountain top. 18Moses entered the midst of the cloud as he went up to the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
Cross References
Exodus 25:1
The LORD said to Moses,

Exodus 32:1
When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, "Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don't know what has happened to him."

Exodus 34:28
Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant--the Ten Commandments.

Deuteronomy 9:9
When I went up on the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant that the LORD had made with you, I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water.

Deuteronomy 10:10
Now I had stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights, as I did the first time, and the LORD listened to me at this time also. It was not his will to destroy you.

1 Kings 19:8
So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.

1 Kings 19:11
The LORD said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
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And Moses went into the middle of the cloud, and got him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

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Exodus 24:17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on …

Exodus 9:29,33 And Moses said to him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will …

Exodus 19:20 And the LORD came down on mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and …

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

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Exodus 34:28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did …

Deuteronomy 9:9,18,25 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, …

Deuteronomy 10:10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days …

1 Kings 19:8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of …

Matthew 4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward …

Mark 1:13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; …

Luke 4:2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat …

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