Deuteronomy 1:40
New International Version
But as for you, turn around and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea.”

New Living Translation
As for you, turn around now and go on back through the wilderness toward the Red Sea.’

English Standard Version
But as for you, turn, and journey into the wilderness in the direction of the Red Sea.’

Berean Study Bible
But you are to turn back and head for the wilderness along the route to the Red Sea.”

King James Bible
But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.

New King James Version
But as for you, turn and take your journey into the wilderness by the Way of the Red Sea.’

New American Standard Bible
But as for you, turn around and set out for the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea.’

NASB 1995
‘But as for you, turn around and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.’

NASB 1977
‘But as for you, turn around and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.’

Amplified Bible
But as for you, turn around and set out for the wilderness by way of the Red Sea (Sea of Reeds).’

Christian Standard Bible
But you are to turn back and head for the wilderness by way of the Red Sea.’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you are to turn back and head for the wilderness by way of the Red Sea.’”

American Standard Version
But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you return and move to the wilderness to the way of the Sea of Reeds.’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And ye turned and marched into the wilderness, in the way by the Red Sea.

Contemporary English Version
Now, turn around and go back into the desert by way of Red Sea Road.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But return you and go into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea.

English Revised Version
But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.

Good News Translation
But as for you people, turn around and go back into the desert on the road to the Gulf of Aqaba.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Turn around, go back into the desert, and follow the road that goes to the Red Sea."

International Standard Version
But as for you, prepare to set out for the desert on the way to the Reed Sea.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.'

Literal Standard Version
but you, turn and journey for yourselves toward the wilderness, the way of the Red Sea.

NET Bible
But as for you, turn back and head for the desert by the way to the Red Sea."

New Heart English Bible
But as for you, turn, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way to the Lake of Reeds."

World English Bible
But as for you, turn, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea."

Young's Literal Translation
and ye, turn for yourselves, and journey toward the wilderness, the way of the Red Sea.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel's Penalty
39And the little ones you said would become captives—your children who on that day did not know good from evil—will enter the land that I will give them, and they will possess it. 40But you are to turn back and head for the wilderness along the route to the Red Sea.”

Cross References
Numbers 14:25
Now since the Amalekites and Canaanites are living in the valleys, turn back tomorrow and head for the wilderness along the route to the Red Sea."

Deuteronomy 11:4
what He did to the Egyptian army and horses and chariots when He made the waters of the Red Sea engulf them as they pursued you, and how He destroyed them completely, even to this day;

Judges 11:16
But when Israel came up out of Egypt, they traveled through the wilderness to the Red Sea and came to Kadesh.


Treasury of Scripture

But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.

Numbers 14:25
(Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To morrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.









(40) But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way (in the direction) of the Red Sea.--In Numbers 14:32 the parallel sentence is, "As for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness."

Verse 40. - The command to go to the mount of the Amorites (ver. 7) is recalled, and they are ordered to turn into the wilderness and go by the way leading to the Red Sea (setup. Numbers 14:25).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But you
וְאַתֶּ֖ם (wə·’at·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are to turn back
פְּנ֣וּ (pə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

and head
וּסְע֥וּ (ū·sə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 5265: To pull up, the tent-pins, start on a, journey

for the wilderness
הַמִּדְבָּ֖רָה (ham·miḏ·bā·rāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

along the route
דֶּ֥רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

to the Red
סֽוּף׃ (sūp̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5488: A reed, the papyrus

Sea.”
יַם־ (yam-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin


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