New International Version
For what mortal has ever heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and survived?
King James Bible
For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
Darby Bible Translation
For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the midst of the fire, as we, and has lived?
World English Bible
For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
Young's Literal Translation
For who of all flesh is he who hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire like us -- and doth live?
Deuteronomy 5:26 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice - See the notes on Exodus 20:18, etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
who is It seems to have been a general opinion, that if God appeared to men, it was for the purpose of destroying them. And indeed most of the extraordinary manifestations of God were in the way of judgment; but here it was widely different. God did appear in a sovereign and extraordinary manner; but it was for the instruction, direction, deliverance, and support of his people.
1. They heard this voice speaking with them in a distinct, articulate manner
2. They saw the fire, the symbol of his presence, the appearances of which demonstrated it to be supernatural.
3. Notwithstanding God appeared so terrible, yet no person was destroyed; for he came not to destroy but to save.
LibraryPrayer and Obedience
"An obedience discovered itself in Fletcher of Madeley, which I wish I could describe or imitate. It produced in him a ready mind to embrace every cross with alacrity and pleasure. He had a singular love for the lambs of the flock, and applied himself with the greatest diligence to their instruction, for which he had a peculiar gift. . . . All his intercourse with me was so mingled with prayer and praise, that every employment, and every meal was, as it were, perfumed therewith." -- JOHN WESLEY. …
Edward M. Bounds—The Necessity of Prayer
"They have Corrupted Themselves; their Spot is not the Spot of his Children; they are a Perverse and Crooked Generation. "
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites this: 'You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven:
Has any other people heard the voice of God speaking out of fire, as you have, and lived?
Go near and listen to all that the LORD our God says. Then tell us whatever the LORD our God tells you. We will listen and obey."
This is how you will know that the living God is among you and that he will certainly drive out before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and Jebusites.
"We are doomed to die!" he said to his wife. "We have seen God!"
1 Samuel 17:26
David asked the men standing near him, "What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?"
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