New International Version
I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them, but I will make you into a nation greater and stronger than they."
King James Bible
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.
Darby Bible Translation
I will smite them with the pestilence, and destroy them, and will make of thee a nation greater and mightier than they.
World English Bible
I will strike them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they."
Young's Literal Translation
I smite it with pestilence, and dispossess it, and make thee become a nation greater and mightier than it.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The glory of the Lord appeared - This timely appearance of the Divine glory prevented these faithful servants of God from being stoned to death by this base and treacherous multitude. "Every man is immortal till his work is done," while in simplicity of heart he is following his God.
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'Pardon, I beseech Thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of Thy mercy, and as Thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.' --NUM. xiv. 19. See how in this story a divine threat is averted and a divine promise is broken, thus revealing a standing law that these in Scripture are conditional. This striking incident of Moses' intercession suggests to us some thoughts as to I. The ground of the divine forgiveness. The appeal is not based on anything in the people. …
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Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation."
And I will bring the sword on you to avenge the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.
The LORD will plague you with diseases until he has destroyed you from the land you are entering to possess.
"'Yet the people of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness. They did not follow my decrees but rejected my laws--by which the person who obeys them will live--and they utterly desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and destroy them in the wilderness.
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