Numbers 14:4

“And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they saide one to another, Let vs make a captaine, and let vs returne into Egypt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So they said to one another, "Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said to one another, Let us make a captain over us, and go back to Egypt.
- Basic English Bible

And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return to Egypt.
- Darby Bible

And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.
- Webster's Bible

They said one to another, "Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt."
- World English Bible

And they say one unto another, `Let us appoint a head, and turn back to Egypt.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they said one to another: 'Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 14:4


14:4 A captain - Instead of Moses, one who will be more faithful to our interest than he. Into Egypt - Stupendous madness! Whence should they have protection against the hazards, and provision against all the wants of the wilderness? Could they expect either God's cloud to cover and guide them, or Manna from heaven to feed them? Who could conduct them over the Red - sea? Or, if they went another way, who should defend them against those nations whose borders they were to pass? What entertainment could they expect from the Egyptians, whom they had deserted and brought to so much ruin?


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