New International Version
Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations."
King James Bible
And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to the people, Be ready for the third day; do not come near [your] wives.
World English Bible
He said to the people, "Be ready by the third day. Don't have sexual relations with a woman."
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith unto the people, 'Be ye prepared for the third day, come not nigh unto a woman.'
Exodus 19:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There shall not a hand touch it - בו bo, Him, not the mountain, but the man who had presumed to touch the mountain. He should be considered altogether as an unclean and accursed thing, not to be touched for fear of conveying defilement; but should be immediately stoned or pierced through with a dart, Hebrews 12:20.
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Ye have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: ye shall be unto me an holy nation.'--Ex. xix. 4-6. Israel has reached Horeb. The law is to be given and the covenant made. Here are God's first words to the people; He speaks of redemption and its blessing, fellowship with Himself: 'Ye have seen how I brought …
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Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
The King --Continued.
1 Corinthians 7:5
Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.
On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.
1 Samuel 21:4
But the priest answered David, "I don't have any ordinary bread on hand; however, there is some consecrated bread here--provided the men have kept themselves from women."
1 Samuel 21:5
David replied, "Indeed women have been kept from us, as usual whenever I set out. The men's bodies are holy even on missions that are not holy. How much more so today!"
1 Chronicles 15:12
He said to them, "You are the heads of the Levitical families; you and your fellow Levites are to consecrate yourselves and bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.
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