New American Standard Bible
Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and they saw God, and they ate and drank.
King James Bible
And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.
Darby Bible Translation
And on the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: they saw God, and ate and drank.
World English Bible
He didn't lay his hand on the nobles of the children of Israel. They saw God, and ate and drank.
Young's Literal Translation
and unto those of the sons of Israel who are near He hath not put forth His hand, and they see God, and eat and drink.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He laid not his hand - i. e. He did not strike them. It was believed that a mortal could not survive the sight of God Exodus 33:20; Genesis 32:30; Judges 6:22; Judges 13:22 : but these rulers of Israel were permitted to eat and drink, while they were enjoying in an extraordinary degree the sense of the divine presence, and received no harm.
LibraryThe Blood of the Covenant
"Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you."--EX. xxiv. 8; HEB. ix. 20. "This cup is the new covenant in My blood."--1 COR. xi. 25; MATT. xxvi. 28. "The blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified."--HEB. x. 29. "The blood of the everlasting covenant."--HEB. xiii.21. THE blood is one of the strangest, the deepest, the mightiest, and the most heavenly of the thoughts of God. It lies at the very root of both Covenants, but specially of the New Covenant. The difference …
Andrew Murray—The Two Covenants
The Blood of Sprinkling
Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees"; for she said, "Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?"
So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved."
and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.
With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?"
"For how can such a servant of my lord talk with such as my lord? As for me, there remains just now no strength in me, nor has any breath been left in me."
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