Numbers 20:4

“And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Numbers 20:4

And why haue yee brought vp the Congregation of the Lord into this wildernesse, that we and our cattell should die there?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Why then have you brought the LORD'S assembly into this wilderness, for us and our beasts to die here?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And why have ye brought the assembly of Jehovah into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our beasts?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why have you taken the Lord's people into this waste, for death to come to us and to our cattle there?
- Basic English Bible

And why have ye brought the congregation of Jehovah into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our beasts?
- Darby Bible

And why have ye brought the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?
- Webster's Bible

Why have you brought the assembly of Yahweh into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our animals?
- World English Bible

and why have ye brought in the assembly of Jehovah unto this wilderness to die there, we and our beasts?
- Youngs Literal Bible

And why have ye brought the assembly of the LORD into this wilderness, to die there, we and our cattle?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Numbers 20:4

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 20:4


20:2 No water - Which having followed them through all their former journeys, began to fail them here, because they were now come near countries, where waters might be had by ordinary means, and therefore God would not use extraordinary, lest he should seem to prostitute the honour of miracles. This story, though like that, #Exo 17:1 |- 7, is different from it, as appears by divers circumstances. It is a great mercy, to have plenty of water; a mercy which if we found the want of, we should own the worth of.

20:3 Before the Lord - Suddenly, rather than to die such a lingering death. Their sin was much greater than that of their parents, because they should have taken warning by their miscarriages, and by the terrible effects of them, which their eyes had seen.


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