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.”(A)

20 Moses responded to the people, “Don’t be afraid, for God has come to test you, so that you will fear Him and will not[a] sin.”(B) 21 And the people remained standing at a distance as Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.(C)

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  1. Exodus 20:20 Lit that the fear of Him may be in you, and you do not