Deuteronomy 9:15
New International Version
So I turned and went down from the mountain while it was ablaze with fire. And the two tablets of the covenant were in my hands.

New Living Translation
“So while the mountain was blazing with fire I turned and came down, holding in my hands the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant.

English Standard Version
So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain was burning with fire. And the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.

Berean Study Bible
So I went back down the mountain while it was blazing with fire, with the two tablets of the covenant in my hands.

King James Bible
So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.

New King James Version
“So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire; and the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.

New American Standard Bible
“So I turned and came down from the mountain while the mountain was burning with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.

NASB 1995
"So I turned and came down from the mountain while the mountain was burning with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.

NASB 1977
“So I turned and came down from the mountain while the mountain was burning with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.

Amplified Bible
“So I turned and came down from the mountain while the mountain was burning with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.

Christian Standard Bible
“So I went back down the mountain, while it was blazing with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant were in my hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I went back down the mountain, while it was blazing with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant were in my hands.

American Standard Version
So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount was burning with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I turned and I came down from the mountain and the mountain was burning in fire, and the two tablets of the Covenant were in both my hands.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I turned and went down from the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to heaven; and the two tables of the testimonies were in my two hands.

Contemporary English Version
Fire was raging on the mountaintop as I went back down, carrying the two stones with the commandments on them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when I came down from the burning mount, and held the two tables of the covenant with both hands,

English Revised Version
So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.

Good News Translation
"So I turned and went down the mountain, carrying the two stone tablets on which the covenant was written. Flames of fire were coming from the mountain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I turned and went down the mountain while it was still burning with fire. I was carrying the two tablets with the promise on them.

International Standard Version
"So I turned and went down from the mountain while the mountain was on fire. The two Tablets of the Covenant were in both of my hands.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire; and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.

Literal Standard Version
And I turn and come down from the mountain, and the mountain is burning with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant [are] on my two hands,

NET Bible
So I turned and went down the mountain while it was blazing with fire; the two tablets of the covenant were in my hands.

New Heart English Bible
So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain was burning with fire: and the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.

World English Bible
So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain was burning with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.

Young's Literal Translation
'And I turn, and come down from the mount, and the mount is burning with fire, and the two tables of the covenant on my two hands,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Golden Calf
14Leave Me alone, so that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven. Then I will make you into a nation mightier and greater than they are.” 15So I went back down the mountain while it was blazing with fire, with the two tablets of the covenant in my hands. 16And I saw how you had sinned against the LORD your God; you had made for yourselves a molten calf. You had turned aside quickly from the way that the LORD had commanded you.…

Cross References
Exodus 32:15
Then Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back.

Deuteronomy 9:16
And I saw how you had sinned against the LORD your God; you had made for yourselves a molten calf. You had turned aside quickly from the way that the LORD had commanded you.


Treasury of Scripture

So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.

I turned

Exodus 32:14,15
And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people…

the mount

Deuteronomy 4:11
And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.

Deuteronomy 5:23
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;

Exodus 9:23
And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.









(15) So I turned . . .--This verse nearly repeats Exodus 32:15.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So I went back
וָאֵ֗פֶן (wā·’ê·p̄en)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

down
וָֽאֵרֵד֙ (wā·’ê·rêḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

the mountain
הָהָ֔ר (hā·hār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

while it
וְהָהָ֖ר (wə·hā·hār)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

was blazing
בֹּעֵ֣ר (bō·‘êr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish

with fire,
בָּאֵ֑שׁ (bā·’êš)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 784: A fire

with the two
וּשְׁנֵי֙ (ū·šə·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Number - mdc
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

tablets
לֻחֹ֣ת (lu·ḥōṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3871: To glisten, a tablet, of stone, wood, metal

of the covenant
הַבְּרִ֔ית (hab·bə·rîṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1285: A covenant

in
עַ֖ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my hands.
יָדָֽי׃ (yā·ḏāy)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 3027: A hand


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