17 Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.(A)

The People’s Reaction

18 All the people witnessed[a] the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain surrounded by smoke. When the people saw it[b] they trembled and stood at a distance.(B) 19 “You speak to us, and we will listen,” they said to Moses, “but don’t let God speak to us, or we will die.”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 20:18 Lit saw
  2. Exodus 20:18 Sam, LXX, Syr, Tg, Vg read smoking; the people (or they) were afraid

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