Hebrews 12:21
New International Version
The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”

New Living Translation
Moses himself was so frightened at the sight that he said, “I am terrified and trembling.”

English Standard Version
Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.”

Berean Study Bible
The sight was so terrifying that even Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”

Berean Literal Bible
And the thing appearing was so fearful that Moses said, "I am greatly afraid and trembling."

King James Bible
And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

New King James Version
And so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I am exceedingly afraid and trembling.”)

New American Standard Bible
And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, “I am terrified and trembling.”

NASB 1995
And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, “I AM FULL OF FEAR and trembling.”

NASB 1977
And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, “I AM FULL OF FEAR and trembling.”

Amplified Bible
In fact, so terrifying was the sight, that Moses said, “I AM FILLED WITH FEAR and trembling.”

Christian Standard Bible
The appearance was so terrifying that Moses said, I am trembling with fear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The appearance was so terrifying that Moses said, I am terrified and trembling.)

American Standard Version
and so fearful was the appearance, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And so terrible was the sight that Moses said, “I am afraid and fainthearted.”

Contemporary English Version
The sight was so frightening that Moses said he shook with fear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And so terrible was that which was seen, Moses said: I am frighted, and tremble.

English Revised Version
and so fearful was the appearance, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:

Good News Translation
The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, "I am trembling and afraid!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sight was so terrifying that even Moses said he was trembling and afraid.

International Standard Version
Indeed, the sight was so terrifying that Moses said, "I am trembling with fear."

Literal Standard Version
and (so terrible was the sight), Moses said, “I am exceedingly fearful, and trembling.”

NET Bible
In fact, the scene was so terrifying that Moses said, "I shudder with fear."

New Heart English Bible
and so fearful was the appearance, that Moses said, "I am terrified and trembling."

Weymouth New Testament
and so terrible was the scene that Moses said, "I tremble with fear."

World English Bible
and so fearful was the appearance, that Moses said, "I am terrified and trembling."

Young's Literal Translation
and, (so terrible was the sight,) Moses said, 'I am fearful exceedingly, and trembling.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
An Unshakable Kingdom
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.” 22Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to myriads of angels…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 9:19
For I was afraid of the anger and wrath that the LORD had directed against you, enough to destroy you. But the LORD listened to me this time as well.

Hebrews 10:27
but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume all adversaries.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Moses.

Exodus 19:16,19
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…

Psalm 119:120
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

Isaiah 6:3-5
And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory…









(21) And so terrible was the sight that. . . .--Better, And (so fearful was the appearance) Moses said, I exceedingly fear and tremble. Deuteronomy 9:19, as it stands in the Greek translation, contains these words in part ("I exceedingly fear"); there, however, they belong to a later time, when Moses was "afraid of the anger and hot displeasure" of the Lord against the worshippers of the golden calf (Exodus 32). Various Jewish traditions speak of the terror of Moses as upon Mount Sinai he beheld the wonders of the heavenly world (see Hebrews 2:2); but no saying that has been preserved throws additional light on the words before us.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

sight
φανταζόμενον (phantazomenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5324: To cause to appear, make visible. From a derivative of phaino; to make apparent, i.e. to appear.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

so
οὕτω (houtō)
Adverb
Strong's 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

terrifying
φοβερὸν (phoberon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5398: Fearful, dreadful, terrible. From phobos; frightful, i.e. formidable.

[that] even
καί (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Moses
Μωϋσῆς (Mōusēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3475: Or Moses, or Mouses of Hebrew origin; Moseus, Moses, or Mouses, the Hebrew lawgiver.

said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“I am
εἰμι (eimi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

trembling
ἔντρομος (entromos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1790: Trembling with fear, terrified. From en and tromos; terrified.

with fear.”
Ἔκφοβός (Ekphobos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1630: Greatly terrified, horrified. From ek and phobos; frightened out of one's wits: sore afraid, exceedingly fear.


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