Exodus 3:3

3 So Moses thought: I must go over and look at this remarkable sight. Why isn't the bush burning up?

Exodus 3:3 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 3:3

And Moses said, I will now turn aside
From the place where he was, and the flock he was feeding, and get nearer to the bush, which seems to have been on one side of him and not directly before him: and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt;
inquire into, and find out, if he could, the reason of this strange and amazing sight; how it could be that a bush should be on fire and yet not burnt up, which might have been expected would have been destroyed at once; for what is a thorn or bramble bush to devouring flames of fire, as these appeared to be?

Exodus 3:3 In-Context

1 Meanwhile Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
2 Then the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire within a bush. As Moses looked, he saw that the bush was on fire but was not consumed.
3 So Moses thought: I must go over and look at this remarkable sight. Why isn't the bush burning up?
4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called out to him from the bush, "Moses, Moses!" "Here I am," he answered.
5 "Do not come closer," He said. "Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground."