And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their
Such as before described, and this they did,
by the Mount Horeb;
before their departure from thence, and where they had been guilty of the idolatry: the words may be literally rendered, "from Mount Horeb" F21; and Jonathan understands the preceding clause of something they put off which they received from thence; but the meaning is, that they went to some distance from Mount Horeb, and there stripped themselves to show their greater humiliation, and the sense they had of their unworthiness of being near to the Lord, or enjoying his presence.
F21 (rhm) "a monte", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Drusius; "procul a monte", Junius & Tremellius, Piscato.