Deuteronomy 4:12
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English Standard Version
Then the LORD spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of words, but saw no form; there was only a voice.

King James Bible
And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of words, but ye saw no form; only ye heard a voice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord spoke to you from the midst of the fire. You heard the voice of his words, but you saw not any form at all.

English Revised Version
And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of words, but ye saw no form; only ye heard a voice.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD spoke to you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But the laws which Moses taught were commandments of the Lord. Keeping and doing them were to be the wisdom and understanding of Israel in the eyes of the nations, who, when they heard all these laws, would say, "Certainly (רק, only, no other than) a wise and understanding people is this great nation." History has confirmed this. Not only did the wisdom of a Solomon astonish the queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10:4.), but the divine truth which Israel possessed in the law of Moses attracted all the more earnest minds of the heathen world to seek the satisfaction of the inmost necessities of their heart and the salvation of their souls in Israel's knowledge of God, when, after a short period of bloom, the inward self-dissolution of the heathen religions had set in; and at last, in Christianity, it has brought one heathen nation after another to the knowledge of the true God, and to eternal salvation, notwithstanding the fact that the divine truth was and still is regarded as folly by the proud philosophers and self-righteous Epicureans and Stoics of ancient and modern times.

Deuteronomy 4:12 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Lord

Deuteronomy 5:4,22 The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the middle of the fire...

no similitude

Deuteronomy 4:15 Take you therefore good heed to yourselves...

Numbers 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold...

Isaiah 40:18 To whom then will you liken God? or what likeness will you compare to him?

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

only ye heard a voice [heb] save a voice

Deuteronomy 4:33,36 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the middle of the fire, as you have heard, and live...

Exodus 20:22 And the LORD said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

1 Kings 19:12,13 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice...

Isaiah 30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk you in it, when you turn to the right hand...

Isaiah 40:3,6 The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God...

Matthew 3:3,17 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness...

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son...

John 12:28-30 Father, glorify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again...

2 Peter 1:17,18 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory...

Cross References
Hebrews 12:19
and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them.

Exodus 19:9
And the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you forever." When Moses told the words of the people to the LORD,

Deuteronomy 4:11
And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, while the mountain burned with fire to the heart of heaven, wrapped in darkness, cloud, and gloom.

Deuteronomy 4:13
And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments, and he wrote them on two tablets of stone.

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