Numbers 21:18

“The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the Law-giuer, with their staues. And from the wildernesse they went to Mattanah:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The well, which the leaders sank, Which the nobles of the people dug, With the scepter {and} with their staffs. And from the wilderness {they continued} to Mattanah,"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The well, which the princes digged, Which the nobles of the people delved, With the sceptre, `and' with their staves. And from the wilderness `they journeyed' to Mattanah;
- American Standard Version (1901)

The fountain made by the chiefs, made deep by the great ones of the people, with the law-givers' rod, and with their sticks. Then from the waste land they went on to Mattanah:
- Basic English Bible

Well which princes digged, which the nobles of the people hollowed out at [the word of] the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness [they went] to Mattanah;
- Darby Bible

The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staffs. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:
- Webster's Bible

the well, which the princes dug, which the nobles of the people dug, with the scepter, and with their poles." From the wilderness [they traveled] to Mattanah;
- World English Bible

`A well -- digged it have princes, Prepared it have nobles of the people, With the lawgiver, with their staves.' And from the wilderness [they journeyed] to Mattanah,
- Youngs Literal Bible

The well, which the princes digged, which the nobles of the people delved, with the sceptre, and with their staves. And from the wilderness to Mattanah;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 21:18


21:18 With their staves - Probably as Moses smote the rock with his rod, so they struck the earth with their staves, as a sign that God would cause the water to flow out of the earth where they smote it, as he did before out of the rock. Perhaps they made holes with their staves in the sandy ground, and God caused the water immediately to spring up.


Discussion for Numbers 21:18

  • John Stuart for verse 18
    Dear Sir/Madam

    Is it that the chapter might give the inside knowledge of the Dead Sea Scrolls and it's Teacher of Righteousness might have been?

    Regards

    John Stuart

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