Numbers 15:2
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English Standard Version
“Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land you are to inhabit, which I am giving you,

King James Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,

American Standard Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak to the children of Israel and thou shalt say to them: When you shall be come into the land of your habitation, which I will give you,

English Revised Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When ye shall have come into the land of your habitations, which I give to you,

Numbers 15:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(cf. Deuteronomy 1:41-44). The announcement of the sentence plunged the people into deep mourning. But instead of bending penitentially under the judgment of God, they resolved to atone for their error, by preparing the next morning to go to the top of the mountain and press forward into Canaan. And they would not even suffer themselves to be dissuaded from their enterprise by the entreaties of Moses, who denounced it as a transgression of the word of God which could not succeed, and predicted their overthrow before their enemies, but went presumptuously (לעלות יעפּלוּ) up without the ark of the covenant and without Moses, who did not depart out of the midst of the camp, and were smitten by the Amalekites and Canaanites, who drove them back as far as Hormah. Whereas at first they had refused to enter upon the conflict with the Canaanites, through their unbelief in the might of the promise of God, now, through unbelief in the severity of the judgment of God, they resolved to engage in this conflict by their own power, and without the help of God, and to cancel the old sin of unbelieving despair through the new sin of presumptuous self-confidence, - an attempt which could never succeed, but was sure to plunge deeper and deeper into misery. Where "the top (or height) of the mountain" to which the Israelites advanced was, cannot be precisely determined, as we have no minute information concerning the nature of the ground in the neighbourhood of Kadesh. No doubt the allusion is to some plateau on the northern border of the valley mentioned in Numbers 14:25, viz., the Wady Murreh, which formed the southernmost spur of the mountains of the Amorites, from which the Canaanites and Amalekites came against them, and drove them back. In Deuteronomy 1:44, Moses mentions the Amorites instead of the Amalekites and Canaanites, using the name in a broader sense for all the Canaanites, and contenting himself with naming the leading foes with whom the Amalekites who wandered about in the Negeb had allied themselves, as Bedouins thirsting for booty. These tribes came down (Numbers 14:45) from the height of the mountain to the lower plateau or saddle, which the Israelites had ascended, and smote them and יכּתוּם (from כּתת, with the reduplication of the second radical anticipated in the first: see Ewald, 193, c.), "discomfited them, as far as Hormah," or as Moses expressed it in Deuteronomy 1:44, They "chased you, as bees do" (which pursue with great ferocity any one who attacks or disturbs them), "and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah." There is not sufficient ground for altering "in Seir" into "from Seir," as the lxx, Syriac, and Vulgate have done. But בּשׂעיר might signify "into Seir, as far as Hormah." As the Edomites had extended their territory at that time across the Arabah towards the west, and taken possession of a portion of the mountainous country which bounded the desert of Paran towards the north (see at Numbers 34:3), the Israelites, when driven back by them, might easily be chased into the territory of the Edomites. Hormah (i.e., the ban-place) is used here proleptically (see at Numbers 21:3).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Numbers 15:18 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you come into the land where I bring you,

Leviticus 14:34 When you be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession...

Leviticus 23:10 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you be come into the land which I give to you...

Leviticus 25:2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you come into the land which I give you...

Deuteronomy 7:1,2 When the LORD your God shall bring you into the land where you go to possess it, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites...

Deuteronomy 12:1,9 These are the statutes and judgments, which you shall observe to do in the land...

Cross References
Leviticus 23:10
"Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land that I give you and reap its harvest, you shall bring the sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest,

Numbers 15:1
The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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