Numbers 11:23

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD'S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Numbers 11:23

And the Lord said vnto Moses, Is the Lords hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to passe vnto thee, or not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD said to Moses, "Is the LORD'S power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Is Jehovah's hand waxed short? now shalt thou see whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to Moses, Has the Lord's hand become short? Now you will see if my word comes true for you or not.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to Moses, Hath Jehovah's hand become short? Now shalt thou see whether my word will come to pass unto thee or not.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to Moses, Is the LORD'S hand shortened? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass to thee, or not.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to Moses, "Has Yahweh's hand grown short? Now you will see whether my word will happen to you or not."
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `Is the hand of Jehovah become short? now thou dost see whether My word meeteth thee or not.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Is the LORD'S hand waxed short? now shalt thou see whether My word shall come to pass unto thee or not.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Numbers 11:23

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 11:23

11:21 Six hundred thousand footmen - Fit for war, besides women and children. That Moses speaks this as distrusting God's word is evident; and that Moses was not remarkably punished for this as he was afterward for the same sin, #Num 20:12|, may be imputed to the different circumstances of this and that sin: this was the first offence of the kind, and therefore more easily passed by; that was after warning and against more light and experience. This seems to have been spoken secretly: that openly before the people; and therefore it was fit to be openly and severely punished to prevent the contagion of that example.

11:24 Moses went out - Out of the tabernacle, into which he entered to receive God's answers from the mercy - seat. The seventy men - They are called seventy from the stated number, though two of them were lacking, as the Apostles are called the twelve, #Mt 26:20|, when one of that number was absent. Round the tabernacle - Partly that the awe of God might be imprinted upon their hearts, that they might more seriously undertake and more faithfully manage their high employment, but principally, because that was the place where God manifested himself, and therefore there he would bestow his spirit upon them.

11:25 Rested on them - Not only moved them for a time, but took up his settled abode with them, because the use and end of this gift was perpetual. They prophesied - Discoursed of the word and works of God in a marvellous manner, as the prophets did. So this word is used, #1Sam 10:5|,6 Joel 2: 28 1Cor 14:3. Yet were they not hereby constituted teachers, but civil magistrates, who together with the spirit of government, received also the spirit of prophesy, as a sign and seal both to themselves and to the people, that God had called them to that employment. They did not cease - Either for that day, they continued in that exercise all that day, and, it may be, all the night too, as it is said of Saul, #1Sam 19:24|, or, afterwards also, to note that this was a continued gift conferred upon them to enable them the better to discharge their magistracy; which was more expedient for them than for the rulers of other people, because the Jews were under a theocracy or the government of God, and even their civil controversies were decided out of that word of God which the prophets expounded.

Discussion for Numbers 11:23

  • Beverley on Numbers 11:23
    is the lord's hand too short for anything at he not in control ,isnt he faithful,just,true,merciful,loving& kind .he can do what his word says ,so we can believe him for our healing,finances,restoration our challenges,families marriage whatever so easily besets us.


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