16 On the third day, when morning came, there was thunder and lightning, a thick cloud on the mountain, and a very loud blast from a ram’s horn, so that all the people in the camp shuddered.

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19 As the sound of the ram’s horn grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him in the thunder.(A)

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The People’s Reaction

18 All the people witnessed[a] the thunder and lightning, the sound of the ram’s horn, and the mountain surrounded by smoke. When the people saw it[b] they trembled and stood at a distance.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 20:18 Lit saw
  2. 20:18 Sam, LXX, Syr, Tg, Vg read smoke. The people (or they) were afraid,

God ascends among shouts of joy,
the Lord, with the sound of a ram’s horn.(A)

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