Numbers 14:41
New International Version
But Moses said, “Why are you disobeying the LORD’s command? This will not succeed!

New Living Translation
But Moses said, “Why are you now disobeying the LORD’s orders to return to the wilderness? It won’t work.

English Standard Version
But Moses said, “Why now are you transgressing the command of the LORD, when that will not succeed?

Berean Study Bible
But Moses said, “Why are you transgressing the commandment of the LORD? This will not succeed!

King James Bible
And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.

New King James Version
And Moses said, “Now why do you transgress the command of the LORD? For this will not succeed.

New American Standard Bible
But Moses said, “Why then are you violating the command of the LORD, when doing so will not succeed?

NASB 1995
But Moses said, “Why then are you transgressing the commandment of the LORD, when it will not succeed?

NASB 1977
But Moses said, “Why then are you transgressing the commandment of the LORD, when it will not succeed?

Amplified Bible
But Moses said, “Why then are you transgressing the commandment of the LORD, when it will not succeed?

Christian Standard Bible
But Moses responded, “Why are you going against the LORD’s command? It won’t succeed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Moses responded, “Why are you going against the LORD’s command? It won’t succeed.

American Standard Version
And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of Jehovah, seeing it shall not prosper?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moshe said to them, “Why do you pass over the word of the mouth of LORD JEHOVAH?” Because of this, do not go up to the top.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Moses said, Why do ye transgress the word of the Lord? ye shall not prosper.

Contemporary English Version
But Moses replied, "You're disobeying the LORD! Your plan won't work,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses said to them: Why transgress you the word of the Lord, which shall not succeed prosperously with you?

English Revised Version
And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD, seeing it shall not prosper?

Good News Translation
But Moses said, "Then why are you disobeying the LORD now? You will not succeed!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Moses asked, "Why are you disobeying the LORD's command? Your plan won't work!

International Standard Version
But Moses asked them, "Why do you continue to sin against what the LORD said? Don't you know that you can never succeed?

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Moses said: 'Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD, seeing it shall not prosper?

Literal Standard Version
And Moses says, “Why [is] this [that] you are transgressing the command of YHWH? For it does not prosper;

NET Bible
But Moses said, "Why are you now transgressing the commandment of the LORD? It will not succeed!

New Heart English Bible
Moses said, "Why now do you disobey the commandment of the LORD, since it shall not prosper?

World English Bible
Moses said, "Why now do you disobey the commandment of Yahweh, since it shall not prosper?

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses saith, 'Why is this? -- ye are transgressing the command of Jehovah, and it doth not prosper;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Defeat by the Amalekites and Canaanites
40Early the next morning they got up and went up toward the ridge of the hill country. “We have indeed sinned,” they said, “but we will go to the place the LORD has promised.” 41But Moses said, “Why are you transgressing the commandment of the LORD? This will not succeed! 42Do not go up, lest you be struck down by your enemies, because the LORD is not among you.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:42
But the LORD said to me, "Tell them not to go up and fight, for I am not with you to keep you from defeat by your enemies."

2 Chronicles 24:20
Then the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest, who stood up before the people and said to them, "This is what God says: 'Why do you transgress the commandments of the LORD so that you cannot prosper? Because you have forsaken the LORD, He has forsaken you.'"


Treasury of Scripture

And Moses said, Why now do you transgress the commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.

do ye

Numbers 14:25
(Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To morrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.

2 Chronicles 24:20
And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.

but it shall

Job 4:9
By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.

Jeremiah 2:37
Yea, thou shalt go forth from him, and thine hands upon thine head: for the LORD hath rejected thy confidences, and thou shalt not prosper in them.

Jeremiah 32:5
And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, and there shall he be until I visit him, saith the LORD: though ye fight with the Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper?









Verse 41. - And Moses said, i.e., had said, before they left the camp (cf. verse 44, and Deuteronomy 1:42).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But Moses
מֹשֶׁ֔ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

said,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Why
לָ֥מָּה (lām·māh)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

are you
אַתֶּ֥ם (’at·tem)
Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

transgressing
עֹבְרִ֖ים (‘ō·ḇə·rîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

the commandment
פִּ֣י (pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of the LORD?
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

This
וְהִ֖וא (wə·hi·w)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

will not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

succeed!
תִצְלָֽח׃ (ṯiṣ·lāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6743: To push forward


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