Hebrews 12:18
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New International Version
You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm;

New Living Translation
You have not come to a physical mountain, to a place of flaming fire, darkness, gloom, and whirlwind, as the Israelites did at Mount Sinai.

English Standard Version
For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest

Berean Study Bible
For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom, and storm;

Berean Literal Bible
For you have not come to that being touched and having been kindled with fire, and to darkness, and to gloom, and to storm,

New American Standard Bible
For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind,

King James Bible
For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you have not come to what could be touched, to a blazing fire, to darkness, gloom, and storm,

International Standard Version
You have not come to something that can be touched, to a blazing fire, to darkness, to gloom,

NET Bible
For you have not come to something that can be touched, to a burning fire and darkness and gloom and a whirlwind

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you have not approached the fire that burned and was tangible, neither to the darkness and dark fog and the tempest,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have not come to something that you can feel, to a blazing fire, to darkness, to gloom, to a storm,

New American Standard 1977
For you have not come to a mountain that may be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched and that burned with fire nor unto blackness and darkness and tempest

King James 2000 Bible
For you are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

American King James Version
For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

American Standard Version
For ye are not come unto a mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you are not come to a mountain that might be touched, and a burning fire, and a whirlwind, and darkness, and storm,

Darby Bible Translation
For ye have not come to [the mount] that might be touched and was all on fire, and to obscurity, and darkness, and tempest,

English Revised Version
For ye are not come unto a mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

Webster's Bible Translation
For ye are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and to darkness, and tempest,

Weymouth New Testament
For you have not come to a material object all ablaze with fire, and to gloom and darkness and storm and trumpet-blast and the sound of words--

World English Bible
For you have not come to a mountain that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and to blackness, darkness, storm,

Young's Literal Translation
For ye came not near to the mount touched and scorched with fire, and to blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:18-29 Mount Sinai, on which the Jewish church state was formed, was a mount such as might be touched, though forbidden to be so, a place that could be felt; so the Mosaic dispensation was much in outward and earthly things. The gospel state is kind and condescending, suited to our weak frame. Under the gospel all may come with boldness to God's presence. But the most holy must despair, if judged by the holy law given from Sinai, without a Saviour. The gospel church is called Mount Zion; there believers have clearer views of heaven, and more heavenly tempers of soul. All the children of God are heirs, and every one has the privileges of the first-born. Let a soul be supposed to join that glorious assembly and church above, that is yet unacquainted with God, still carnally-minded, loving this present world and state of things, looking back to it with a lingering eye, full of pride and guile, filled with lusts; such a soul would seem to have mistaken its way, place, state, and company. It would be uneasy to itself and all about it. Christ is the Mediator of this new covenant, between God and man, to bring them together in this covenant; to keep them together; to plead with God for us, and to plead with us for God; and at length to bring God and his people together in heaven. This covenant is made firm by the blood of Christ sprinkled upon our consciences, as the blood of the sacrifice was sprinkled upon the altar and the victim. This blood of Christ speaks in behalf of sinners; it pleads not for vengeance, but for mercy. See then that you refuse not his gracious call and offered salvation. See that you do not refuse Him who speaketh from heaven, with infinite tenderness and love; for how can those escape, who turn from God in unbelief or apostacy, while he so graciously beseeches them to be reconciled, and to receive his everlasting favour! God's dealing with men under the gospel, in a way of grace, assures us, that he will deal with the despisers of the gospel, in a way of judgment. We cannot worship God acceptably, unless we worship him with reverence and godly fear. Only the grace of God enables us to worship God aright. God is the same just and righteous God under the gospel as under the law. The inheritance of believers is secured to them; and all things pertaining to salvation are freely given in answer to prayer. Let us seek for grace, that we may serve God with reverence and godly fear.
Study Bible
An Unshakable Kingdom
17For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected. He could find no ground for repentance, though he sought the blessing with tears. 18For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom, and storm; 19to a trumpet blast or to a voice that made its hearers beg that no further word be spoken.…
Cross References
Exodus 19:12
"You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, 'Beware that you do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it; whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 19:16
So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.

Exodus 19:18
Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently.

Exodus 20:18
All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance.

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 5:5
while I was standing between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain. He said,

Deuteronomy 5:22
"These words the LORD spoke to all your assembly at the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud and of the thick gloom, with a great voice, and He added no more. He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.

2 Corinthians 3:7
Now if the ministry of death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at the face of Moses because of its fleeting glory,

2 Corinthians 3:9
For if the ministry of condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry of righteousness!
Treasury of Scripture

For you are not come to the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor to blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

Exodus 19:12-19 And you shall set bounds to the people round about, saying, Take …

Exodus 20:18 And all the people saw the thunder, and the lightning, and the noise …

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

Deuteronomy 4:11 And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain …

Deuteronomy 5:22-26 These words the LORD spoke to all your assembly in the mount out …

Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the …

Romans 8:15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but …

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of …

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