Numbers 21:6

“And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord sent fierie serpents among the people, and they bit the people, and much people of Israel died.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the Lord sent poison-snakes among the people; and their bites were a cause of death to numbers of the people of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

Then Jehovah sent fiery serpents among the people, which bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many people of Israel died.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many people of Israel died.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah sendeth among the people the burning serpents, and they bite the people, and much people of Israel die;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 21:6


21:6 Fiery serpents - There were many such in this wilderness, which having been hitherto restrained by God, are now let loose and sent among them. They are called fiery from their effects, because their poison caused an intolerable heat and burning and thirst, which was aggravated with this circumstance of the place, that here was no water, #Num 21:5|.


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