Numbers 21:17
New International Version
Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing about it,

New Living Translation
There the Israelites sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Yes, sing its praises!

English Standard Version
Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well!—Sing to it!—

Berean Study Bible
Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well, all of you sing to it!

King James Bible
Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:

New King James Version
Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! All of you sing to it—

New American Standard Bible
Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing to it!

NASB 1995
Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing to it!

NASB 1977
Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing to it!

Amplified Bible
Then Israel sang this song, “Spring up, O well! Sing to it,

Christian Standard Bible
Then Israel sang this song: Spring up, well—sing to it!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Israel sang this song: Spring up, well—sing to it!

American Standard Version
Then sang Israel this song: Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Israel sang this song: ’Spring up, oh well; answer it.’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then Israel sang this song at the well, Begin to sing of the well;

Contemporary English Version
That's also the same well the Israelites sang about in this song: Let's celebrate! The well has given us water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Israel sung this song: Let the well spring up. They sung thereto:

English Revised Version
Then sang Israel this song: Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:

Good News Translation
At that time the people of Israel sang this song: "Wells, produce your water; And we will greet it with a song--

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Israel sang this song about the well: "Make your water spring up! Sing to the well,

International Standard Version
That's also where Israel sang this song: Rise up, well! Sing to it!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then sang Israel this song: Spring up, O well--sing ye unto it--

Literal Standard Version
Then Israel sings this song: “Spring up, O well, Let all answer to it!

NET Bible
Then Israel sang this song: "Spring up, O well, sing to it!

New Heart English Bible
Then sang Israel this song: "Spring up, well; sing to it:

World English Bible
Then sang Israel this song: "Spring up, well; sing to it:

Young's Literal Translation
Then singeth Israel this song, concerning the well -- they have answered to it:

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Journey to Moab
16From there they went on to Beer, the well where the LORD said to Moses, “Gather the people so that I may give them water.” 17Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well, all of you sing to it! 18The princes dug the well; the nobles of the people hollowed it out with their scepters and with their staffs.” From the wilderness the Israelites went on to Mattanah,…

Cross References
Exodus 15:1
Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: "I will sing to the LORD, for He is highly exalted. The horse and rider He has thrown into the sea.

Numbers 21:18
The princes dug the well; the nobles of the people hollowed it out with their scepters and with their staffs." From the wilderness the Israelites went on to Mattanah,

Psalm 105:2
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; tell of all His wonders.


Treasury of Scripture

Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing you to it:

sang

Exodus 15:1,2
Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea…

Judges 5:1
Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

Psalm 105:2
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

spring up.









Verse 17. - Then Israel sang this song. This song of the well may be taken from the same collection of odes, but more probably is quoted from memory. It is remarkable for the spirit of joyousness which breathes in it, so different from the complaining, desponding tone of the past.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then
אָ֚ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

sang
יָשִׁ֣יר (yā·šîr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7891: To sing

this
הַזֹּ֑את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

song:
הַשִּׁירָ֖ה (haš·šî·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7892: A song, singing

“Spring up,
עֲלִ֥י (‘ă·lî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

O well,
בְאֵ֖ר (ḇə·’êr)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 875: A pit, a well

all of you sing
עֱנוּ־ (‘ĕ·nū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

to it!
לָֽהּ׃ (lāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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