5:4 The Lord spoke face to face with you at the mountain, from the middle of the fire.
5:22 The Lord said these things to your entire assembly at the mountain from the middle of the fire, the cloud, and the darkness with a loud voice, and that was all he said. 1 Then he inscribed the words 2 on two stone tablets and gave them to me. 5:23 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. 5:24 You said, “The Lord our God has shown us his great glory 3 and we have heard him speak from the middle of the fire. It is now clear to us 4 that God can speak to human beings and they can keep on living. 5:25 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! 5:26 Who is there from the entire human race 5 who has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the middle of the fire as we have, and has lived?
1 tn Heb “and he added no more” (so KJV, NASB, NRSV); NLT “This was all he said at that time.”
2 tn Heb “them”; the referent (the words spoken by the
3 tn Heb “his glory and his greatness.”
4 tn Heb “this day we have seen.”
5 tn Heb “who is there of all flesh.”