New Living Translation
Then they plotted among themselves, "Let's choose a new leader and go back to Egypt!"
King James Bible
And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.
Darby Bible Translation
And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return to Egypt.
World English Bible
They said one to another, "Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt."
Young's Literal Translation
And they say one unto another, 'Let us appoint a head, and turn back to Egypt.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:4 A captain - Instead of Moses, one who will be more faithful to our interest than he. Into Egypt - Stupendous madness! Whence should they have protection against the hazards, and provision against all the wants of the wilderness? Could they expect either God's cloud to cover and guide them, or Manna from heaven to feed them? Who could conduct them over the Red - sea? Or, if they went another way, who should defend them against those nations whose borders they were to pass? What entertainment could they expect from the Egyptians, whom they had deserted and brought to so much ruin?
LibraryAppendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
(Ad. vol. i. p. 42, note 4.) In comparing the allegorical Canons of Philo with those of Jewish traditionalism, we think first of all of the seven exegetical canons which are ascribed to Hillel. These bear chiefly the character of logical deductions, and as such were largely applied in the Halakhah. These seven canons were next expanded by R. Ishmael (in the first century) into thirteen, by the analysis of one of them (the 5th) into six, and the addition of this sound exegetical rule, that where two …
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They refused to obey and did not remember the miracles you had done for them. Instead, they became stubborn and appointed a leader to take them back to their slavery in Egypt! But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and rich in unfailing love. You did not abandon them,
Then Moses and Aaron fell face down on the ground before the whole community of Israel.
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