Numbers 6:23
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New Living Translation
"Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing:

King James Bible
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,

Darby Bible Translation
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel: saying unto them,

World English Bible
"Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, 'This is how you shall bless the children of Israel.' You shall tell them,

Young's Literal Translation
'Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, saying, Thus ye do bless the sons of Israel, saying to them,

Numbers 6:23 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

6:23 On this wise - Heb. Thus, or in these words: yet they were not tied to these very words; because after this we have examples of Moses and David and Solomon, blessing the people in other words.

Numbers 6:23 Parallel Commentaries

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Peace
Grace unto you and peace be multiplied. I Pet 1:1. Having spoken of the first fruit of sanctification, assurance, I proceed to the second, viz., Peace, Peace be multiplied:' What are the several species or kinds of Peace? Peace, in Scripture, is compared to a river which parts itself into two silver streams. Isa 66:12. I. There is an external peace, and that is, (1.) (Economical, or peace in a family. (2.) Political, or peace in the state. Peace is the nurse of plenty. He maketh peace in thy borders,
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Gen. xxxi. 11
Of no less importance and significance is the passage Gen. xxxi. 11 seq. According to ver. 11, the Angel of God, [Hebrew: mlaK halhiM] appears toJacob in a dream. In ver. 13, the same person calls himself the God of Bethel, with reference to the event recorded in chap. xxviii. 11-22. It cannot be supposed that in chap xxviii. the mediation of a common angel took place, who, however, had not been expressly mentioned; for Jehovah is there contrasted with the angels. In ver. 12, we read: "And behold
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Covenanting a Privilege of Believers.
Whatever attainment is made by any as distinguished from the wicked, or whatever gracious benefit is enjoyed, is a spiritual privilege. Adoption into the family of God is of this character. "He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power (margin, or, the right; or, privilege) to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."[617] And every co-ordinate benefit is essentially so likewise. The evidence besides, that Covenanting
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Prayer
But I give myself unto prayer.' Psa 109: 4. I shall not here expatiate upon prayer, as it will be considered more fully in the Lord's prayer. It is one thing to pray, and another thing to be given to prayer: he who prays frequently, is said to be given to prayer; as he who often distributes alms, is said to be given to charity. Prayer is a glorious ordinance, it is the soul's trading with heaven. God comes down to us by his Spirit, and we go up to him by prayer. What is prayer? It is an offering
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Exodus 39:43
Then Moses inspected all their work. When he found it had been done just as the LORD had commanded him, he blessed them.

Numbers 6:22
Then the LORD said to Moses,

1 Kings 8:55
He stood and in a loud voice blessed the entire congregation of Israel:

1 Chronicles 23:13
The sons of Amram were Aaron and Moses. Aaron and his descendants were set apart to dedicate the most holy things, to offer sacrifices in the LORD's presence, to serve the LORD, and to pronounce blessings in his name forever.

2 Chronicles 30:27
Then the priests and Levites stood and blessed the people, and God heard their prayer from his holy dwelling in heaven.

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