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23 Then, when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness while the mountain was ablaze, all your tribal leaders and elders approached me. 24 You said, “The Lord our God has shown us his great glory,[a] and we have heard him speak from the middle of the fire. It is now clear to us[b] that God can speak to human beings and they can keep on living. 25 But now, why should we die, because this intense fire will consume us? If we keep hearing the voice of the Lord our God we will die!

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  1. Deuteronomy 5:24 tn Heb “his glory and his greatness.”
  2. Deuteronomy 5:24 tn Heb “this day we have seen.”