New American Standard Bible
Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer.
King James Bible
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
Darby Bible Translation
Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.
World English Bible
Neither grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer.
Young's Literal Translation
neither murmur ye, as also some of them did murmur, and did perish by the destroyer.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Neither murmur ye - Do not repine at the allotments of Providence, or complain of His dealings.
As some of them also murmured - Numbers 14:2. The ground of their complaining was, that they had been disappointed; that they had been brought out of a land of plenty into a wilderness of want; and that instead of being conducted at once to the land of promise, they were left to perish in the desert. They therefore complained of their leaders, and proposed to return again into Egypt.
And were destroyed of the destroyer - That is, they were doomed to die in the wilderness without seeing the land of Canaan; Exodus 14:29. The "destroyer" here is understood by many to mean the "angel of death," so often referred to in the Old Testament, and usually called by the Jews "Sammael." The work of death, however, is attributed to an angel in Exodus 12:23; compare Hebrews 11:28. It was customary for the Hebrews to regard most human events as under the direction of angels. In Hebrews 2:14, he is described as he "that had the power of death;" compare the Book of Wisdom 18:22, 25. The simple idea here, however, is, that they died for their sin, and were not permitted to enter the promised land,
"Pray without ceasing."--1 Thess. v. 17. There are two modes of praying mentioned in Scripture; the one is prayer at set times and places, and in set forms; the other is what the text speaks of,--continual or habitual prayer. The former of these is what is commonly called prayer, whether it be public or private. The other kind of praying may also be called holding communion with God, or living in God's sight, and this may be done all through the day, wherever we are, and is commanded us as the …
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"For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.
The whole congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
even those men who brought out the very bad report of the land died by a plague before the LORD.
"Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the LORD; but as for Aaron, who is he that you grumble against him?"
But on the next day all the congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron, saying, "You are the ones who have caused the death of the LORD'S people."
But those who died by the plague were 14,700, besides those who died on account of Korah.
"It will come about that the rod of the man whom I choose will sprout. Thus I will lessen from upon Myself the grumblings of the sons of Israel, who are grumbling against you."
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