Numbers 21:14

“Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore it is said in the booke of the warres of the Lord, what he did in the Red sea, and in the brookes of Arnon,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore it is said in the Book of the Wars of the LORD, "Waheb in Suphah, And the wadis of the Arnon,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore it is said in the book of the Wars of Jehovah, Vaheb in Suphah, And the valleys of the Arnon,
- American Standard Version (1901)

As it says in the book of the Wars of the Lord, Vaheb in Suphah, and the valley of the Amon;
- Basic English Bible

Therefore it is said in the book of the wars of Jehovah, Vaheb in Suphah, and the brooks of Arnon;
- Darby Bible

Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,
- Webster's Bible

Therefore it is said in the book of the Wars of Yahweh, "Vaheb in Suphah, the valleys of the Arnon,
- World English Bible

therefore it is said in a book, `The wars of Jehovah,' -- `Waheb in Suphah, And the brooks of Arnon;
- Youngs Literal Bible

wherefore it is said in the book of the Wars of the LORD: Vaheb in Suphah, and the valleys of Arnon,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 21:14


21:14 The book of the wars of the Lord - This seems to have been some poem or narration of the wars and victories of the Lord, either by: or relating to the Israelites: which may be asserted without any prejudice to the integrity of the holy scripture, because this book doth not appear to have been written by a prophet, er to be designed for a part of the canon, which yet Moses might quote, as St. Paul doth some of the heathen poets. And as St. Luke assures us, that many did write an history of the things done, and said by Christ, #Luke 1:1|, whose writings were never received as canonical, the like may be conceived concerning this and some few other books mentioned in the old testament. The brooks - The brook, the plural number for the singular, as the plural number rivers is used concerning Jordan, #Psa 74:15|, and concerning Tigris, #Nah 2:6|, and concerning Euphrates, #Psa 137:1|, all which may be to called because of the several little streams into which they were divided.


Discussion for Numbers 21:14

  • Chris Head for verse 14
    This is very confusing to me. This verse suggests that there is another book. Is this a book for us Christians or is this truly a book that exists in heaven?
  • Timothy g clouse for verse 14
    God keeps track of every event in HIS-STORY;wars included.He is a God of order and accountability,yet LOVE is His nature. The bible is a love story with JESUS as our champion and SAVIOR. Wars happen in our lives but love conquers all forever. P.T.L.

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