New Living Translation
So the LORD sent poisonous snakes among the people, and many were bitten and died.
King James Bible
And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
Darby Bible Translation
Then Jehovah sent fiery serpents among the people, which bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
World English Bible
Yahweh sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many people of Israel died.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah sendeth among the people the burning serpents, and they bite the people, and much people of Israel die;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:6 Fiery serpents - There were many such in this wilderness, which having been hitherto restrained by God, are now let loose and sent among them. They are called fiery from their effects, because their poison caused an intolerable heat and burning and thirst, which was aggravated with this circumstance of the place, that here was no water, Num 21:5.
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Text: 1 Corinthians 10, 6-13. 6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9 Neither let us make trial of the Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents. 10 Neither murmur ye, as …
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Nor should we put Christ to the test, as some of them did and then died from snakebites.
Do not forget that he led you through the great and terrifying wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry. He gave you water from the rock!
I will send these enemy troops among you like poisonous snakes you cannot charm. They will bite you, and you will die. I, the Lord, have spoken!"
"Or suppose I were to send wild animals to invade the country, kill the people, and make the land too desolate and dangerous to pass through.
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