18 (A)All the people perceived the [a]thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance. 19 (B)Then they said to Moses, “Speak [b]to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak [c]to us, or we will die.” 20 Moses said to the people, “(C)Do not be afraid; for God has come in order (D)to test you, and in order that (E)the fear of Him may [d]remain with you, so that you may not sin.”

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  1. Exodus 20:18 Lit sounds
  2. Exodus 20:19 Lit with
  3. Exodus 20:19 Lit with
  4. Exodus 20:20 Lit be before
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