And Moses went down from the mount to the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Moses sanctified the people, by commanding them to sanctify themselves, and directing them how to do it.
and sanctified the people; instructed them and ordered them what they should do for their sanctification, in order to their hearing the law from the mouth of the Lord:
and they washed their clothes; as the Lord had directed Moses to enjoin them, and as he had commanded them; see Gill on Exodus 19:10.And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)14–15. The sequel in E to vv. 10, 11a. Moses comes down from the mountain, and sanctifies the people as instructed in vv. 10, 11a.
15b. Cf. 1 Samuel 21:4; and the Minaean inscr. cited in ATLAO. p. 433.Verse 14. - In obedience to the commands which he had received (ver. 10), Moses returned to the camp at the foot of Sinai, and issued the order that the people were to purify themselves and wash their garments during that day and the next, and be ready for a great solemnity on the third day. He must also, at the same time, have given directions for the construction of the fence, which was to hedge in the people (ver. 12), and which he speaks of as constructed in ver. 23. Genesis 27:5, etc.), and also believe thee for ever." As God knew the weakness of the sinful nation, and could not, as the Holy One, come into direct intercourse with it on account of its unholiness, but was about to conclude the covenant with it through the mediation of Moses, it was necessary, in order to accomplish the design of God, that the chosen mediator should receive special credentials; and these were to consists in the fact that Jehovah spoke to Moses in the sight and hearing of the people, that is to say, that He solemnly proclaimed the fundamental law of the covenant in the presence of the whole nation (Exodus 19:16-20:18), and showed by this fact that Moses was the recipient and mediator of the revelation of God, in order that the people might believe him "for ever," as the law was to possess everlasting validity (Matthew 5:18).
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