New International Version
"Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people."
King James Bible
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.
Darby Bible Translation
Avenge the children of Israel upon the Midianites; afterwards shalt thou be gathered unto thy peoples.
World English Bible
"Avenge the children of Israel for the Midianites. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people."
Young's Literal Translation
'Execute the vengeance of the sons of Israel against the Midianites -- afterwards thou art gathered unto thy people.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Gathered unto thy people - Where? Not in the grave surely. Moses was gathered with none of them, his burial-place no man ever knew. "But being gathered unto one's people means dying." It does imply dying, but it does not mean this only. The truth is, God considers all those who are dead to men in a state of conscious existence in another world. Therefore he calls himself the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob; now God is not the God of the dead, but of the living; because all Live to Him, whether dead to men or not. Moses therefore was to be gathered to his people - to enter into that republic of Israel which, having died in the faith, fear, and love of God, were now living in a state of conscious blessedness beyond the confines of the grave. See the note on Genesis 25:8, and Genesis 49:33 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called, rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"Aaron will be gathered to his people. He will not enter the land I give the Israelites, because both of you rebelled against my command at the waters of Meribah.
Remove Aaron's garments and put them on his son Eleazar, for Aaron will be gathered to his people; he will die there."
While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women,
The LORD said to Moses,
After you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was,
The LORD said to Moses,
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