18. And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightning's, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and, when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
18. Omnis populus videbant tonitrua et lampades, et clamorem buccinae, et montem fumantem, vidit inquam populus, et commoti sunt, steteruntque procul.
19. And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
19. Atque dixerunt Mosi, Loquere tu nobiscum, et obsequemur: et ne loquatur nobiscum Deus, ne forte moriamur.
20. And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
20. Respondit autem Moses populo, Ne timeatis: quia ut tentaret vos venit Deus, et ut sit timor ejus ante conspectum vestrum, ut non peccetis.
21. And the people stood afar off: and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
21. Stetit igitur populus procul, Moses autem appropinquavit ad caliginem, in qua erat Deus.
1 Au passage de Deuteronome, que nous verrons tantost. -- Fr.
2 There is a play on the words in the Latin here: "Non exanimet, sed tantum examinet."
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