Exodus 34:30
New International Version
When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him.

New Living Translation
So when Aaron and the people of Israel saw the radiance of Moses’ face, they were afraid to come near him.

English Standard Version
Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.

Berean Study Bible
Aaron and all the Israelites looked at Moses, and behold, his face was radiant. And they were afraid to approach him.

King James Bible
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.

New King James Version
So when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.

New American Standard Bible
So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to approach him.

NASB 1995
So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.

NASB 1977
So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.

Amplified Bible
When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to approach him.

Christian Standard Bible
When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face shone! They were afraid to come near him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face shone! They were afraid to come near him.

American Standard Version
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Moshe went down from the mountain of Sinai, two tablets of the Testimony were in the hand of Moshe when he went down from the mountain and Moshe did not know that the skin of his face shone as God spoke with him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Aaron and all the elders of Israel saw Moses, and the appearance of the skin of his face was made glorious, and they feared to approach him.

Contemporary English Version
When Aaron and the others looked at Moses, they saw this, and they were afraid to go near him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Aaron and the children of Israel seeing the face of Moses horned, were afraid to come near.

English Revised Version
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.

Good News Translation
Aaron and all the people looked at Moses and saw that his face was shining, and they were afraid to go near him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Aaron and all the Israelites looked at Moses and saw his face shining, they were afraid to come near him.

International Standard Version
Aaron and all the Israelis saw Moses and immediately noticed that the skin of his face was shining, and they were afraid to come near him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face sent forth beams; and they were afraid to come nigh him.

Literal Standard Version
and Aaron sees—all the sons of Israel also—Moses, and behold, the skin of his face has shone, and they are afraid of coming near to him.

NET Bible
When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to approach him.

New Heart English Bible
When Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, look, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him.

World English Bible
When Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him.

Young's Literal Translation
and Aaron seeth -- all the sons of Israel also -- Moses, and lo, the skin of his face hath shone, and they are afraid of coming nigh unto him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Renews the Covenant
29And when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was unaware that his face had become radiant from speaking with the LORD. 30Aaron and all the Israelites looked at Moses, and behold, his face was radiant. And they were afraid to approach him. 31But Moses called out to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses spoke to them.…

Cross References
2 Corinthians 3:7
Now if the ministry of death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at the face of Moses because of its fleeting glory,

Exodus 34:31
But Moses called out to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses spoke to them.

Ecclesiastes 8:1
Who is like the wise man? Who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man's wisdom brightens his face, and the sternness of his face is changed.


Treasury of Scripture

And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him.

afraid

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: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

Mark 9:3,15
And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them…

Luke 5:8
When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.









(30) They were afraid.--The supernatural appearance terrified them. Compare the feelings of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1:18) and St. John (Revelation 1:17).

Verse 30. - They were afraid. They shrank from Moses, as if he were more than man. (Compare Ezekiel 1:28; Revelation 1:17.) Perhaps they thought that what they saw was his spirit.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Aaron
אַהֲרֹ֜ן (’a·hă·rōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

and all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the Israelites
בְּנֵ֤י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

looked at
וַיַּ֨רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

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

and behold,
וְהִנֵּ֥ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

his face
פָּנָ֑יו (pā·nāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

was radiant.
קָרַ֖ן (qā·ran)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7160: To shoot out horns, rays

And they were afraid
וַיִּֽירְא֖וּ (way·yî·rə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

to approach
מִגֶּ֥שֶׁת (mig·ge·šeṯ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5066: To draw near, approach

him.
אֵלָֽיו׃ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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