Exodus 19:19
New International Version
As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.

New Living Translation
As the blast of the ram’s horn grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God thundered his reply.

English Standard Version
And as the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him in thunder.

Berean Study Bible
And as the sound of the ram’s horn grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him in the thunder.

King James Bible
And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

New King James Version
And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice.

New American Standard Bible
When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him with thunder.

NASB 1995
When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him with thunder.

NASB 1977
When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him with thunder.

Amplified Bible
And it happened, as the blast of the ram’s horn grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him with [a voice of] thunder.

Christian Standard Bible
As the sound of the ram’s horn grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him in the thunder.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him in the thunder.

American Standard Version
And when the voice of the trumpet waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sound of the trumpet was going on and had grown very strong, and Moshe was speaking and God answered him in a voice.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the sounds of the trumpet were waxing very much louder. Moses spoke, and God answered him with a voice.

Contemporary English Version
The trumpet blew louder and louder. Moses spoke, and God answered him with thunder.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sound of the trumpet grew by degrees louder and louder, and was drawn out to a greater length: Moses spoke, and God answered him.

English Revised Version
And when the voice of the trumpet waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

Good News Translation
The sound of the trumpet became louder and louder. Moses spoke, and God answered him with thunder.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As the sound of the horn grew louder and louder, Moses was speaking, and the voice of God answered him.

International Standard Version
As the sound of the ram's horn grew louder and louder, Moses would speak and God would answer with thunder.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the voice of the horn waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.

Literal Standard Version
and the sound of the horn is going on, and [is] very strong; Moses speaks, and God answers him with a voice.

NET Bible
When the sound of the horn grew louder and louder, Moses was speaking and God was answering him with a voice.

New Heart English Bible
When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.

World English Bible
When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.

Young's Literal Translation
and the sound of the trumpet is going on, and very strong; Moses speaketh, and God doth answer him with a voice.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Visits Sinai
18Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke, because the LORD had descended on it in fire. And the smoke rose like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently. 19And as the sound of the ram’s horn grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him in the thunder. 20The LORD descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the summit. So Moses went up,…

Cross References
Hebrews 12:19
to a trumpet blast or to a voice that made its hearers beg that no further word be spoken.

Deuteronomy 4:36
He let you hear His voice from heaven to discipline you, and on earth He showed you His great fire, and you heard His words out of the fire.

Psalm 81:7
You called out in distress, and I rescued you; I answered you from the cloud of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah


Treasury of Scripture

And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.

and when

Exodus 19:13,16
There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount…

Moses

Hebrews 12:21
And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

God

Psalm 81:7
Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.









Verse 19. - When the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder. This is a somewhat free translation; but it gives well the real meaning of the Hebrew. We may conclude that the trumpet's blast was not continuous. It sounded when the manifestation began (ver. 16). It sounded again, much louder and with a much more prolonged note, to herald the actual descent of God upon the mount. This time the sound was so piercing, so terrible, so intolerable, that Moses could no longer endure to keep silence, but burst out in speech. Were his words those recorded in Hebrews 12:21 - "I exceedingly fear and quake" - words not found now in the Old Testament - or were they others which have been wholly lost to us? It is impossible to say. His speech, however, had the effect of bringing the awful preparations to a close - "Moses spake, and God. answered him by a voice, and the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And as
וַיְהִי֙ (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the sound
ק֣וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

of the trumpet
הַשּׁוֹפָ֔ר (haš·šō·w·p̄ār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7782: A cornet, curved horn

grew louder
הוֹלֵ֖ךְ (hō·w·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

and louder,
מְאֹ֑ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

Moses
מֹשֶׁ֣ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

spoke,
יְדַבֵּ֔ר (yə·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

and God
וְהָאֱלֹהִ֖ים (wə·hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

answered him
יַעֲנֶ֥נּוּ (ya·‘ă·nen·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

in the thunder.
בְקֽוֹל׃ (ḇə·qō·wl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound


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