Exodus 24:9
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New International Version
Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up

New Living Translation
Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel climbed up the mountain.

English Standard Version
Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up,

New American Standard Bible
Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,

King James Bible
Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and 70 of Israel's elders,

International Standard Version
Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and 70 of the elders of Israel went up

NET Bible
Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and 70 of Israel's leaders.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel went up,

King James 2000 Bible
Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:

American King James Version
Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:

American Standard Version
Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abiu, and seventy of the ancients of Israel went up:

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up;

English Revised Version
Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:

Webster's Bible Translation
Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:

World English Bible
Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up.

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses goeth up, Aaron also, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

24:9-11 The elders saw the God of Israel; they had some glimpse of his glory, though whatever they saw, it was something of which no image or picture could be made, yet enough to satisfy them that God was with them of a truth. Nothing is described but what was under his feet. The sapphires are the pavement under his feet; let us put all the wealth of this world under our feet, and not in our hearts. Thus the believer sees in the face of Jesus Christ, far clearer discoveries of the glorious justice and holiness of God, than ever he saw under terrifying convictions; and through the Saviour, holds communion with a holy God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 9-11. - THE SACRIFICIAL FEAST AND THE VISION OF GOD. After the covenant had been ratified by the unanimous voice of the people, Moses proceeded to carry out the injunctions with respect to Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the elders, which he had received while still in the mount (see the comment on vers. 1, 2). Taking them with him, he ascended Sinai once more to a certain height, but clearly not to the summit, which he alone was privileged to visit (vers. 2 and 12). The object of the ascent was twofold.

1. A sacrificial meal always followed upon a sacrifice; and the elders might naturally desire to partake of it as near the Divine presence as should be permitted them. This was their purpose in ascending.

2. God desired to impress them with a sense of his awful majesty and beauty, and was prepared for this end to manifest himself to them in some strange and wonderful way as they were engaged in the solemn meal (ver. 11). This was his purpose in inviting their presence. The manifestation is described in ver. 10. It was a "vision of God," but of what exact nature it is impossible to say. Having recorded it, the author parenthetically notes that the Divine vision did not destroy any of those who beheld it, or cause them any injury, as might have been expected. Verse 9. - Then went up. Compare ver. 1. The mountain was to be partially ascended, but not to any great height. Nadab, Abihu, and the elders were to "worship God afar off."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then went up Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu,.... After the above things were done, the words of the Lord were told the people, and the book of the covenant read unto them, to which they agreed, sacrifices were offered, and the blood of them sprinkled on the altar, and on the people. The Samaritan version adds to these, Eleazar and Ithamar, the two younger sons of Aaron:

and seventy of the elders of Israel, who were called up to the mountain to the Lord, Exodus 24:1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. Then went up Moses, and Aaron—in obedience to a command given (Ex 24:1, 2; also Ex 19:24), previous to the religious engagement of the people, now described.

Nadab, and Abihu—the two oldest sons of Aaron [Ex 6:23].

seventy of the elders—a select number; what was the principle of selection is not said; but they were the chief representatives, the most conspicuous for official rank and station, as well as for their probity and weight of character in their respective tribes.

Exodus 24:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Covenant Sealed
8So Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, "Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words." 9Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, 10and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.…
Cross References
Exodus 19:24
The LORD replied, "Go down and bring Aaron up with you. But the priests and the people must not force their way through to come up to the LORD, or he will break out against them."

Exodus 24:1
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. You are to worship at a distance,

Exodus 28:1
"Have Aaron your brother brought to you from among the Israelites, along with his sons Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, so they may serve me as priests.

Leviticus 10:1
Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD, contrary to his command.

Numbers 11:16
The LORD said to Moses: "Bring me seventy of Israel's elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with you.

Ezekiel 44:3
The prince himself is the only one who may sit inside the gateway to eat in the presence of the LORD. He is to enter by way of the portico of the gateway and go out the same way."
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