New American Standard Bible
Then they said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, or we will die."
King James Bible
And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
Darby Bible Translation
and said to Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
World English Bible
They said to Moses, "Speak with us yourself, and we will listen; but don't let God speak with us, lest we die."
Young's Literal Translation
and say unto Moses, 'Speak thou with us, and we hear, and let not God speak with us, lest we die.'
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and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken to them.
He said, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself."
while I was standing between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain. He said,
"And when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders.
'Now then why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any longer, then we will die.
"This is according to all that you asked of the LORD your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, or I will die.'
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