Exodus 19:14

14 After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.

Exodus 19:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
ESV
14 So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people; and they washed their garments.
NLT
14 So Moses went down to the people. He consecrated them for worship, and they washed their clothes.
MSG
14 Moses went down the mountain to the people and prepared them for the holy meeting. They gave their clothes a good scrubbing.
CSB
14 Then Moses came down from the mountain to the people and consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.

Exodus 19:14 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 19:14

And Moses went down from the mount unto the people
The same day that he went up, the fourth day of the month:

and sanctified the people;
instructed them and ordered them what they should do for their sanctification, in order to their hearing the law from the mouth of the Lord:

and they washed their clothes;
as the Lord had directed Moses to enjoin them, and as he had commanded them, (See Gill on Exodus 19:10).

Exodus 19:14 In-Context

12 Put limits for the people around the mountain and tell them, ‘Be careful that you do not approach the mountain or touch the foot of it. Whoever touches the mountain is to be put to death.
13 They are to be stoned or shot with arrows; not a hand is to be laid on them. No person or animal shall be permitted to live.’ Only when the ram’s horn sounds a long blast may they approach the mountain.”
14 After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.
15 Then he said to the people, “Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations.”
16 On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.

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