Numbers 27:16
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New American Standard Bible
"May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,

King James Bible
Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

Darby Bible Translation
Let Jehovah, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the assembly,

World English Bible
"Let Yahweh, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,

Young's Literal Translation
'Jehovah -- God of the spirits of all flesh -- appoint a man over the company,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The God of the spirits of all flesh - An acknowledgment that man, who is but flesh (compare Genesis 6:3), is of himself helpless; and "lives and moves and has his being" in God Acts 17:28. The words are suitably employed here to introduce an entreaty that God would not leave the congregation without a guide and leader, and in Numbers 16:22 as a preface to an intercession that the whole people should not suffer for the sin of a, few.

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Paul's Departure and Crown;
OR, AN EXPOSITION UPON 2 TIM. IV. 6-8 ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR How great and glorious is the Christian's ultimate destiny--a kingdom and a crown! Surely it hath not entered into the heart of man to conceive what ear never heard, nor mortal eye ever saw? the mansions of the blest--the realms of glory--'a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.' For whom can so precious an inheritance be intended? How are those treated in this world who are entitled to so glorious, so exalted, so eternal,
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Hebrews 12:9
Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?

Numbers 16:22
But they fell on their faces and said, "O God, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will You be angry with the entire congregation?"

Numbers 27:15
Then Moses spoke to the LORD, saying,

2 Kings 11:8
"Then you shall surround the king, each with his weapons in his hand; and whoever comes within the ranks shall be put to death. And be with the king when he goes out and when he comes in."

Ecclesiastes 12:7
then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

Jeremiah 32:27
"Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?"

Jeremiah 38:16
But King Zedekiah swore to Jeremiah in secret saying, "As the LORD lives, who made this life for us, surely I will not put you to death nor will I give you over to the hand of these men who are seeking your life."

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