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23 And then[a] when you heard[b] the voice from the midst of the darkness, and as the mountain was burning with fire, and and all the heads of your tribes and your elders approached me, 24 you said, ‘Look, Yahweh our God has shown us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice from the midst of the fire; this day we have seen[c] that God can speak with a human being, yet he remains alive.[d] 25 And so then why shall we die, for this great fire will consume us if we continue[e] to hear the voice of Yahweh our God any longer, and so we shall die?

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 5:23 Literally “And it happened”
  2. Deuteronomy 5:23 Literally “and as/when you heard” or “at the moment of your hearing”
  3. Deuteronomy 5:24 Or “saw”
  4. Deuteronomy 5:24 Literally “and he lives”
  5. Deuteronomy 5:25 Literally “we do again to hear”; or “we are doing again to hear”

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