New Living Translation
"O LORD, you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Please appoint a new man as leader for the community.
King James Bible
Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,
Darby Bible Translation
Let Jehovah, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the assembly,
World English Bible
"Let Yahweh, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,
Young's Literal Translation
'Jehovah -- God of the spirits of all flesh -- appoint a man over the company,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:16 The Lord of the spirits of all flesh - God of all men: the searcher of spirits, that knowest who is fit for this great employment; the father and giver and governor of spirits, who canst raise and suit the spirits of men to the highest and hardest works.
Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn't we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever?
But Moses and Aaron fell face down on the ground. "O God," they pleaded, "you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Must you be angry with all the people when only one man sins?"
Then Moses said to the LORD,
2 Kings 11:8
Form a bodyguard around the king and keep your weapons in hand. Kill anyone who tries to break through. Stay with the king wherever he goes."
For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
"I am the LORD, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?
So King Zedekiah secretly promised him, "As surely as the LORD our Creator lives, I will not kill you or hand you over to the men who want you dead."
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