New Living Translation
If these men die a natural death, or if nothing unusual happens, then the LORD has not sent me.
King James Bible
If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.
Darby Bible Translation
if these men die as all men die, and are visited with the visitation of all men, Jehovah has not sent me;
World English Bible
If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then Yahweh hasn't sent me.
Young's Literal Translation
if according to the death of all men these die -- or the charge of all men is charged upon them -- Jehovah hath not sent me;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:29 The death of all men - By a natural death. The visitation of all men - By plague, or sword, or some usual judgment. The Lord hath not sent me - I am content that you take me for an imposter, falsely pretending to be sent of God.
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
If anyone tries to harm them, fire flashes from their mouths and consumes their enemies. This is how anyone who tries to harm them must die.
For people and animals share the same fate--both breathe and both must die. So people have no real advantage over the animals. How meaningless!
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