Numbers 27:20

“And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And thou shalt put some of thine honour vpon him, that all the Congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall put some of your authority on him, in order that all the congregation of the sons of Israel may obey {him.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt put of thine honor upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may obey.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And put your honour on him, so that all the children of Israel may be under his authority.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt put of thine honour upon him, that the whole assembly of the children of Israel may obey him.
- Darby Bible

And thou shalt put some of thy honor upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.
- Webster's Bible

You shall put of your honor on him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may obey.
- World English Bible

and hast put of thine honour upon him, so that all the company of the sons of Israel do hearken.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt put of thy honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may hearken.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 27:20


27:20 Put some of thine honour - Thou shalt not now use him as a servant, but as a brother and thy partner in the government, that the people being used to obey him while Moses lived, might do it afterward the more chearfully.


Discussion for Numbers 27

  • A disciple
    Hi Irene; What the daughters of Zelophehad were saying to Moses, was that their father was not a part of the wicked rebellion of Dathan, Abiram, and Korah; (which was as it were, a high-water-mark of the intense envy, hostility and unbelief generally in the whole Nation of Israel); and that "he died in his own sins," I take to mean, generally, as we all have sinned. Does that help?
  • Irene123
    Num. 26:3 - states that Manasseh died in his own sin; I went to 'Got Questions', but they didn't even mention a sin. I wonder what it was. I'm 'almost' sure it can be figured out if we really study on Korah and then following Manasseh's story, but to save ME the trouble - I th'ot maybe someone else might know ..... ?
  • April
    When I pray to God and have things troubleing me or maybe things that just don't make sense,I talk to him but I also say I mean no disprespect Father, please look into my heart and my mind and know that I mean no disrespect,I really am just wanting to know or perhasp curious,I try to consider that Gods feelings can be upset or hurt as well, and I love our Father and he loves us all,God Bless,Amen.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God's ways are not our ways. He had ordained that Moses will take the Israelites out of Egypt up to a point on the way to the Promised Land and Joshua will take over command around Mount Abarim. God implemented this plan in Numbers 27. This tells us that we must leave everything to God and let Him have His way in our life, just as Moses did.
  • Iboro
    Moses resignedly gives over the government of the children of Israel to his right-hand man, Joshua, as the Lord commanded. This expression of prize meekness is reminiscent of Christ who died, resurrected and ascended into Heaven to summon our Comforter, the Holy Spirit.This, among others, is an attitude which every born-again minister ought to have.
  • Michael Ebhodaghe
    God is full of mercy and just. He feels what will feels. That is why he listen to the demands of the daugters of Zelophehad. We should learn to do the same as his children. Also God expect us to speak as his children and present our desire to him in the most modest way.

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