VIN(i) 18 The people heard the thunder and the trumpet blast. They saw the lightning and the smoking mountain. They trembled with fear and stood at a distance. 19 They said to Moses, "Speak with us yourself, and we will listen; but do not let God speak with us, lest we die." 20 And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. God has come to test you so that his fear will be before you so that you do not sin." 21 The people stayed at a distance, and Moses came near to the thick darkness where God was. 22 the LORD commanded Moses to tell the Israelites: »You have seen how I have spoken to you from heaven.