CHRISTIAN turned out of his way to go to Mr. LEGALITY'S house for help. But,
behold, when he was got now hard by the hill, it seemed so high, and also
the side of it that was next the wayside did hang so much over, that
CHRISTIAN was afraid to venture farther, lest the hill should fall on his
head; wherefore there he stood still, and knew not what to do. Also his
burden now seemed heavier to him than while he was in his way. There came
also flashes of fire out of the hill, that made CHRISTIAN afraid that he
should be burned:
it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders
and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the
trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp
trembled. And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with
God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was
altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the
smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked
greatly." Exodus 19:16-18
therefore, he sweat and did quake for fear.
so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and
now he began to be sorry that he had taken Mr. WORLDLY WISEMAN'S counsel.
And with that he saw EVANGELIST coming to meet him; at the sight also of
whom he began to blush for shame. So EVANGELIST drew nearer and nearer; and
coming up to him, he looked upon him with a severe and dreadful countenance,
and thus began to reason with CHRISTIAN.