Numbers 27:17
Good News Translation
and can command them in battle, so that your community will not be like sheep without a shepherd."

Contemporary English Version
Your people need someone to lead them into battle, or else they will be like sheep wandering around without a shepherd."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And may go out and in before them, and may lead them out, or bring them in: lest the people of the Lord be as sheep without a shepherd.

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And may go out and in before them, and may lead them out, or bring them in: lest the people of the Lord be as sheep without a shepherd.

take thee

Numbers 11:28 Forthwith Josue the son of Nun, the minister of Moses, and chosen out of many, said: My lord Moses forbid them.

Numbers 13:8,16 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Osee the son of Nun. . . .

Exodus 17:9 And Moses said to Josue: Choose out men; and go out and fight against Amalec: tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill, having the rod of God in my hand.

Deuteronomy 3:28 Command Josue, and encourage and strengthen him: for he shall go before this people, and shall divide unto them the land which thou shalt see.

Deuteronomy 31:7,8,23 And Moses called Josue, and said to him before all Israel: Take courage, and be valiant: for thou shalt bring this people into the land which the Lord swore he would give to their fathers, and thou shalt divide it by lot. . . .

Deuteronomy 34:9 And Josue the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his hands upon him. And the children of Israel obeyed him, and did as the Lord commanded Moses.

a man

Numbers 11:17 That I may come down and speak with thee: and I will take of thy spirit, and will give to them, that they may bear with thee the burden of the people, and thou mayest not be burthened alone.

Genesis 41:38 And he said to them: Can we find such another man, that is full of the spirit of God?

Judges 3:10 And the spirit of the Lord was in him, and he judged Israel. And he went out to fight, and the Lord delivered Chusan Rasathaim, king of Syria, and he overthrew him:

Judges 11:29 Therefore the spirit of the Lord came upon Jephte, and going round Galaad, and Manasses, and Maspha of Galaad, and passing over from thence to the children of Ammon,

1 Samuel 16:13,14,18 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward: and Samuel rose up, and went to Ramatha. . . .

Daniel 5:14 I have heard of thee, that thou hast the spirit of the gods, and excellent knowledge, and understanding, and wisdom are found in thee.

John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God doth not give the Spirit by measure.

Acts 6:3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Now there are diversities of graces, but the same Spirit. . . .

lay

Numbers 27:23 And laying his hands on his head, he repeated all things that the Lord had commanded.

Deuteronomy 34:9 And Josue the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his hands upon him. And the children of Israel obeyed him, and did as the Lord commanded Moses.

Acts 6:6 These they set before the apostles: and they praying, imposed hands upon them.

Acts 8:15-19 Who, when they were come, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Ghost. . . .

Acts 13:3 Then they fasting and praying and imposing their hands upon them, sent them away.

Acts 19:6 And when Paul had imposed his hands on them, the Holy Ghost came upon them: and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.

1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the grace that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with imposition of the hands of the priesthood.

1 Timothy 5:22 Impose not hands lightly upon any man, neither be partaker of other men's sins. Keep thyself chaste.

Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms and imposition of hands, and of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Context
Moses Requests a Successor
16May the Lord the God of the spirits of all flesh provide a man, that may be over this multitude: 17And may go out and in before them, and may lead them out, or bring them in: lest the people of the Lord be as sheep without a shepherd.
Cross References
Matthew 9:36
And seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on them: because they were distressed, and lying like sheep that have no shepherd.

Mark 6:34
And Jesus going out saw a great multitude: and he had compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things.

Deuteronomy 31:2
And he said to them: I am this day a hundred and twenty years old, I can no longer go out and come in, especially as the Lord also hath said to me: Thou shalt not pass over this Jordan.

1 Samuel 18:13
Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him a captain over a thousand men, and he went out and came in before the people.

1 Kings 3:7
And now, O Lord God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David, my father: and I am but a child, and know not how to go out and come in;

1 Kings 22:17
And he said: I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, like sheep that have no shepherd; and the Lord said: These have no master: let every man of them return to his house in peace.

2 Kings 11:8
And you shall compass him round about, having weapons in your hands: and if any man shall enter the precinct of the temple, let him be slain: and you shall be with the king, coming in and going out.

2 Chronicles 1:10
Give me wisdom and knowledge that I may come in and go out before thy people: for who can worthily judge this thy people, which is so great?

2 Chronicles 18:16
Then he said: I saw all Israel scattered in the mountains, like sheep without a shepherd: and the Lord said: These have no masters: let every man return to his own house in peace.

Ezekiel 34:5
And my sheep were scattered, because there was no shepherd and they became the prey of all the beasts of the field, and were scattered.

Additional Translations
who will go out and come in before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of the LORD will not be like sheep without a shepherd.”Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.

who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in; that the congregation of Jehovah be not as sheep which have no shepherd.

who shall go out before them, and who shall come in before them, and who shall lead them out, and who shall bring them in; so the congregation of the Lord shall not be as sheep without a shepherd.

who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in, that the assembly of Jehovah be not as sheep that have no shepherd.

which may go out before them, and which may come in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.

Who may go out before them, and who may go in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.

who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in; that the congregation of Yahweh not be as sheep which have no shepherd."

who goeth out before them, and who cometh in before them, and who taketh them out, and who bringeth them in, and the company of Jehovah is not as sheep which have no shepherd.'
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