And I stayed in the mount, the same as the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also, and the LORD would not destroy you.
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George Leo Haydock
Stood. Moses does not follow the order of events, but recalls to the minds of his audience what might serve to make the deepest impression upon them. He mentions some farther instructions which he had received from God on Mount Sinai, during the second term of 40 days. (Calmet)
It might have been placed in a more natural order at the head of this chapter. (Menochius)
Some believe that Moses speaks of the third fast of 40 days. (Salien)