Exodus 19:11
New International Version
and be ready by the third day, because on that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

New Living Translation
Be sure they are ready on the third day, for on that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai as all the people watch.

English Standard Version
and be ready for the third day. For on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

Berean Study Bible
and be prepared by the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

King James Bible
And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

New King James Version
And let them be ready for the third day. For on the third day the LORD will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

New American Standard Bible
and have them ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

NASB 1995
and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

NASB 1977
and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

Amplified Bible
and be ready by the third day, because on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai [in the cloud] in the sight of all the people.

Christian Standard Bible
and be prepared by the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and be prepared by the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

American Standard Version
and be ready against the third day; for the third day Jehovah will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall be ready for the third day, because in the third day LORD JEHOVAH shall go down before the eyes of all the people to the mountain of Sinai:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And let them be ready against the third day, for on the third day the Lord will descend upon mount Sina before all the people.

Contemporary English Version
and be ready by the day after tomorrow, when I will come down to Mount Sinai, where all of them can see me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And let them be ready against the third day: for on the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

English Revised Version
and be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

Good News Translation
and be ready the day after tomorrow. On that day I will come down on Mount Sinai, where all the people can see me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and be ready by the day after tomorrow. On that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai as all the people watch.

International Standard Version
and be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and be ready against the third day; for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

Literal Standard Version
and have been prepared for the third day; for on the third day YHWH comes down on Mount Sinai before the eyes of all the people.

NET Bible
and be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

New Heart English Bible
and be ready against the third day; for on the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people on Mount Sinai.

World English Bible
and be ready against the third day; for on the third day Yahweh will come down in the sight of all the people on Mount Sinai.

Young's Literal Translation
and have been prepared for the third day; for on the third day doth Jehovah come down before the eyes of all the people, on mount Sinai.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel at Mount Sinai
10Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes 11and be prepared by the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 12And you are to set up a boundary for the people around the mountain and tell them, ‘Be careful not to go up on the mountain or touch its base. Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death.…

Cross References
Genesis 11:5
Then the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the sons of men were building.

Exodus 19:16
On the third day, when morning came, there was thunder and lightning. A thick cloud was upon the mountain, and a very loud blast of the ram's horn went out, so that all the people in the camp trembled.

Exodus 34:2
Be ready in the morning, and come up on Mount Sinai to present yourself before Me on the mountaintop.

Joshua 3:5
Then Joshua told the people, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you."

Nehemiah 9:13
You came down on Mount Sinai and spoke with them from heaven. You gave them just ordinances, true laws, and good statutes and commandments.


Treasury of Scripture

And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people on mount Sinai.

the Lord

Exodus 19:16,18,20
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled…

Exodus 3:8
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

Exodus 34:5
And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.









(11) Against the third day.--There is no special "significance" in this mention of "the third day." The important point is, that the purification was to continue through two entire days--one day not being sufficient. This taught the lesson that man's defilement is, in the sight of God, very great.

The Lord will come down in the sight of all the people.--See the comment on Exodus 19:9.

Verse 11. - The Lord win come down. Jehovah is regarded as dwelling in the heaven above, not exclusively (Psalm 139:7-10), but especially and therefore, when he appears on earth, he "comes down" (Genesis 11:5-7; Genesis 18:21; Exodus 3:8; etc.). In the sight of all the people. That a visible manifestation of the Divine presence is intended appears, unmistakably, from verses 16 and 18.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and be
וְהָי֥וּ (wə·hā·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

prepared
נְכֹנִ֖ים (nə·ḵō·nîm)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 3559: To be erect

by the third
הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֑י (haš·šə·lî·šî)
Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's 7992: Third, feminine a, third, a third, a third-story cell)

day,
לַיּ֣וֹם (lay·yō·wm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

for
כִּ֣י ׀ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

on the third
הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֗י (haš·šə·lî·šî)
Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's 7992: Third, feminine a, third, a third, a third-story cell)

day
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

the LORD
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will come down
יֵרֵ֧ד (yê·rêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Mount
הַ֥ר (har)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

Sinai
סִינָֽי׃ (sî·nāy)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5514: Sinai -- the mountain where the law was given

in the sight
לְעֵינֵ֥י (lə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

of all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the people.
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock


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