You haven't drawn near to something that can be touched: a burning fire, darkness, shadow, a whirlwind,
a blast of a trumpet, and a sound of words that made the ones who heard it beg that there wouldn't be one more word.
They couldn't stand the command, If even a wild animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned.a21
The sight was so frightening that Moses said, "I'm terrified and shaking!"
But you have drawn near to Mount Zion, the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem, to countless angels in a festival gathering,
to the assembly of God's firstborn children who are registered in heaven, to God the judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous who have been made perfect,
to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks better than Abel's blood.