Hebrews 12:20
New International Version
because they could not bear what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death."

New Living Translation
They staggered back under God's command: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death."

English Standard Version
For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.”

Berean Study Bible
For they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned.”

Berean Literal Bible
for they could not bear that being commanded: "If even a beast should touch the mountain, it shall be stoned."

New American Standard Bible
For they could not bear the command, "IF EVEN A BEAST TOUCHES THE MOUNTAIN, IT WILL BE STONED."

King James Bible
(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

Christian Standard Bible
for they could not bear what was commanded: If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned.

Contemporary English Version
because they could not obey its commands. They were even told to kill any animal that touched the mountain.

Good News Translation
because they could not bear the order which said, "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for they could not bear what was commanded: And if even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned!

International Standard Version
For they could not endure the command that was given: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death."

NET Bible
For they could not bear what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned."

New Heart English Bible
for they could not stand that which was commanded, "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned;"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they were not able to endure anything that was commanded: “If even an animal shall approach the mountain, it shall be stoned.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They couldn't obey the command that was given, "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death."

New American Standard 1977
For they could not bear the command, “IF EVEN A BEAST TOUCHES THE MOUNTAIN, IT WILL BE STONED.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
(for they could not endure that which was commanded, and if so much as a beast should touch the mountain, it shall be stoned or thrust through with a dart:

King James 2000 Bible
(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as an animal touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a spear:

American King James Version
(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

American Standard Version
for they could not endure that which was enjoined, If even a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they did not endure that which was said: And if so much as a beast shall touch the mount, it shall be stoned.

Darby Bible Translation
(for they were not able to bear what was enjoined: And if a beast should touch the mountain, it shall be stoned;

English Revised Version
for they could not endure that which was enjoined, If even a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned;

Webster's Bible Translation
(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

Weymouth New Testament
For they could not endure the order which had been given, "Even a wild beast, if it touches the mountain, shall be stoned to death;"

World English Bible
for they could not stand that which was commanded, "If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned;"

Young's Literal Translation
for they were not bearing that which is commanded, 'And if a beast may touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or with an arrow shot through,'
Study Bible
An Unshakable Kingdom
19to a trumpet blast or to a voice that made its hearers beg that no further word be spoken. 20For they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned.” 21The sight was so terrifying that even Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”…
Cross References
Exodus 19:12
And 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.

Exodus 19:13
No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot with arrows--whether man or beast, he must not live.' Only when the ram's horn sounds a long blast may they go up the mountain."

Treasury of Scripture

(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

For they.

Deuteronomy 33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir to them; …

Romans 3:19,20 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

Galatians 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live to God.

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for …

if so much.

Exodus 19:13,16 There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, …







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

they could not bear
ἔφερον (epheron)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5342: To carry, bear, bring; I conduct, lead; perhaps: I make publicly known. A primary verb.

what
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

was commanded:
διαστελλόμενον (diastellomenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1291: To give a commission (instructions), order; To admonish, prohibit.

“If even
Κἂν (Kan)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2579: And if, even if, even, at least. From kai and ean; and if.

an animal
θηρίον (thērion)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2342: Properly: a wild beast, hence: any animal; met: a brute. Diminutive from the same as thera; a dangerous animal.

touches
θίγῃ (thigē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2345: A prolonged form of an obsolete primary thigo; to manipulate, i.e. Have to do with; by implication, to injure.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

mountain,
ὄρους (orous)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3735: A mountain, hill. Probably from an obsolete oro; a mountain: -hill, mount(-ain).

it must be stoned.”
λιθοβοληθήσεται (lithobolēthēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3036: To stone, cast stones (at), kill by stoning. From a compound of lithos and ballo; to throw stones, i.e. Lapidate.
(20) There is no sufficient reason for enclosing this verse and the next in a parenthesis.

And if so much as.--Better, If even a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned (Exodus 19:12-13). The next clause, "or thrust through with a dart," is absent from our best authorities; and has accidentally found its way into the text from Exodus 19:13.

12:18-29 Mount Sinai, on which the Jewish church state was formed, was a mount such as might be touched, though forbidden to be so, a place that could be felt; so the Mosaic dispensation was much in outward and earthly things. The gospel state is kind and condescending, suited to our weak frame. Under the gospel all may come with boldness to God's presence. But the most holy must despair, if judged by the holy law given from Sinai, without a Saviour. The gospel church is called Mount Zion; there believers have clearer views of heaven, and more heavenly tempers of soul. All the children of God are heirs, and every one has the privileges of the first-born. Let a soul be supposed to join that glorious assembly and church above, that is yet unacquainted with God, still carnally-minded, loving this present world and state of things, looking back to it with a lingering eye, full of pride and guile, filled with lusts; such a soul would seem to have mistaken its way, place, state, and company. It would be uneasy to itself and all about it. Christ is the Mediator of this new covenant, between God and man, to bring them together in this covenant; to keep them together; to plead with God for us, and to plead with us for God; and at length to bring God and his people together in heaven. This covenant is made firm by the blood of Christ sprinkled upon our consciences, as the blood of the sacrifice was sprinkled upon the altar and the victim. This blood of Christ speaks in behalf of sinners; it pleads not for vengeance, but for mercy. See then that you refuse not his gracious call and offered salvation. See that you do not refuse Him who speaketh from heaven, with infinite tenderness and love; for how can those escape, who turn from God in unbelief or apostacy, while he so graciously beseeches them to be reconciled, and to receive his everlasting favour! God's dealing with men under the gospel, in a way of grace, assures us, that he will deal with the despisers of the gospel, in a way of judgment. We cannot worship God acceptably, unless we worship him with reverence and godly fear. Only the grace of God enables us to worship God aright. God is the same just and righteous God under the gospel as under the law. The inheritance of believers is secured to them; and all things pertaining to salvation are freely given in answer to prayer. Let us seek for grace, that we may serve God with reverence and godly fear.
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