15 And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
15 Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations."
15 And he said to the people, "Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman."
15 Then he addressed the people: "Be ready in three days. Don't sleep with a woman."
15 And he said to the people, "Be ready for the third day; do not come near your wives."
15 He told them, "Get ready for the third day, and until then abstain from having sexual intercourse."
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus 19:15
Commentary on Exodus 19:9-15
(Read Exodus 19:9-15)
The solemn manner in which the law was delivered, was to impress the people with a right sense of the Divine majesty. Also to convince them of their own guilt, and to show that they could not stand in judgment before God by their own obedience. In the law, the sinner discovers what he ought to be, what he is, and what he wants. There he learns the nature, necessity, and glory of redemption, and of being made holy. Having been taught to flee to Christ, and to love him, the law is the rule of his obedience and faith.