Numbers 12:3

“(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

(Now the man Moses was very meeke, aboue all the men which were vpon the face of the earth.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men that were upon the face of the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the man Moses was more gentle than any other man on earth.
- Basic English Bible

But the man Moses was very meek, above all men that were upon the face of the earth.
- Darby Bible

(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men who were upon the face of the earth.)
- Webster's Bible

Now the man Moses was very humble, above all the men who were on the surface of the earth.
- World English Bible

And the man Moses [is] very humble, more than any of the men who [are] on the face of the ground.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men that were upon the face of the earth.--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 12:3


12:3 Meek - This is added as the reason why Moses took no notice of their reproach, and why God did so severely plead his cause. Thus was he fitted for the work he was called to, which required all the meekness he had. And this is often more tried by the unkindness of our friends, than by the malice of our enemies. Probably this commendation was added, as some other clauses were, by some succeeding prophet. How was Moses so meek, when we often read of his anger? But this only proves, that the law made nothing perfect.


Discussion for Numbers 12:3

  • Jesus was also meek ,but he drove the moneychangers out of the temple with a scourge of cords poured out the money and overthrew the tables
  • KIMBA JOHN GABRIEL for verse 3
    MOSES WAS DECLARED THE MOST MEEK ON EARTH.BUT I STILL DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY HE HAD ANGER IN HIS LIFE.BECAUSE I HAVE COME TO A REALIZATION THAT BEHIND EVERY ANGER,THERE IS AN IOTA OF PRIDE.DOES IT MEAN U CAN B PROUD AND YET B MEEK?
  • Moses was noted for his meekness as nobody has ever disproved because he was a complete humble man.

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