New International Version
Do not go up, because the LORD is not with you. You will be defeated by your enemies,
King James Bible
Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.
Darby Bible Translation
Go not up, for Jehovah is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies;
World English Bible
Don't go up, for Yahweh isn't among you; that you not be struck down before your enemies.
Young's Literal Translation
go not up, for Jehovah is not in your midst, and ye are not smitten before your enemies;
Numbers 14:42 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We - will go up unto the place, etc. - They found themselves on the very borders of the land, and they heard God say they should not enter it, but should be consumed by a forty years' wandering in the wilderness; notwithstanding, they are determined to render vain this purpose of God, probably supposing that the temporary sorrow they felt for their late rebellion would be accepted as a sufficient atonement for their crimes. They accordingly went up, and were cut down by their enemies; and why? God went not with them. How vain is the counsel of man against the wisdom of God! Nature, poor, fallen human nature, is ever running into extremes. This miserable people, a short time ago, thought that though they had Omnipotence with them they could not conquer and possess the land! Now they imagine that though God himself go not with them, yet they shall be sufficient to drive out the inhabitants, and take possession of their country! Man is ever supposing he can either do all things or do nothing; he is therefore sometimes presumptuous, and at other times in despair. Who but an apostle, or one under the influence of the same Spirit, can say, I can do All Things Through Christ who strengtheneth me?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryMoses the Intercessor
'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. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Order and Argument in Prayer
"Behold Your God!"
Ninth Sunday after Trinity Carnal Security and Its vices.
for the Amalekites and the Canaanites will face you there. Because you have turned away from the LORD, he will not be with you and you will fall by the sword."
But the LORD said to me, "Tell them, 'Do not go up and fight, because I will not be with you. You will be defeated by your enemies.'"
And in that day I will become angry with them and forsake them; I will hide my face from them, and they will be destroyed. Many disasters and calamities will come on them, and in that day they will ask, 'Have not these disasters come on us because our God is not with us?'
Then she called, "Samson, the Philistines are upon you!" He awoke from his sleep and thought, "I'll go out as before and shake myself free." But he did not know that the LORD had left him.
Jump to PreviousDefeated Enemies Smitten Struck
Jump to NextDefeated Enemies Smitten Struck
LinksNumbers 14:42 NIV
Numbers 14:42 NLT
Numbers 14:42 ESV
Numbers 14:42 NASB
Numbers 14:42 KJV
Numbers 14:42 Bible Apps
Numbers 14:42 Biblia Paralela
Numbers 14:42 Chinese Bible
Numbers 14:42 French Bible
Numbers 14:42 German Bible
Numbers 14:42 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.