Exodus 33:6

6 Therefore the Israelites stripped themselves of their ornaments, from Mount Horeb onward.

Exodus 33:6 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 33:6

And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their
ornaments
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.


FOOTNOTES:

F21 (rhm) "a monte", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Drusius; "procul a monte", Junius & Tremellius, Piscato.

Exodus 33:6 In-Context

4 When the people heard these harsh words, they mourned, and no one put on ornaments.
5 For the Lord had said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, "You are a stiff-necked people; if for a single moment I should go up among you, I would consume you. So now take off your ornaments, and I will decide what to do to you.' "
6 Therefore the Israelites stripped themselves of their ornaments, from Mount Horeb onward.
7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp; he called it the tent of meeting. And everyone who sought the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting, which was outside the camp.
8 Whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people would rise and stand, each of them, at the entrance of their tents and watch Moses until he had gone into the tent.