Thus, Moses was getting ready to proclaim the Israelites God's laws again and again draw the attention to the fact that they were witnesses of God's greatness. They, like their parents, saw the fire and heard the thunder. The fourth and fifth chapter of Deuteronomy Israelis call several times to remember about these events, "lest you forget the things which thine eyes have seen ... on the day when you stood before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said to me: gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words ... you came near and stood under the mountain ... and the Lord said ... the voice of His words you heard ... Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking ... you heard? .. you see it given to you know ... He gave thee to hear his voice ... and you heard his words out of the fire ... face to face LORD talked with you on the mountain out of the fire ... these words the LORD spake unto all your assembly ... and when you heard the voice ... said, behold , showed us the Lord our God, glory to His ... His voice we have heard ... for who is there of all flesh, that has heard the living God, the voice speaking out of fire, as we have, and lived? " Although sometimes the Scripture identifies society Israel with the generation that died in the wilderness (for example, in Ps. 94: 8), but in this context Deuteronomy uses a completely different language. Here the emphasis is on the fact that Israel is seen, heard, and what I was afraid when the Lord gave him commandments on Mount Horeb.