16 On the morning of the third day there was thunder(A) and lightning, with a thick cloud(B) over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast.(C) Everyone in the camp trembled.(D) 17 Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.(E) 18 Mount Sinai was covered with smoke,(F) because the Lord descended on it in fire.(G) The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace,(H) and the whole mountain[a] trembled(I) violently. 19 As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice(J) of God answered(K) him.[b]

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  1. Exodus 19:18 Most Hebrew manuscripts; a few Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint and all the people
  2. Exodus 19:19 Or and God answered him with thunder

12 Out of the brightness of his presence(A) clouds advanced,
    with hailstones(B) and bolts of lightning.(C)
13 The Lord thundered(D) from heaven;
    the voice of the Most High resounded.[a]
14 He shot his arrows(E) and scattered the enemy,
    with great bolts of lightning(F) he routed them.(G)
15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
    and the foundations(H) of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke,(I) Lord,
    at the blast of breath from your nostrils.(J)

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  1. Psalm 18:13 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint (see also 2 Samuel 22:14); most Hebrew manuscripts resounded, / amid hailstones and bolts of lightning