NUMBERS 14:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.”

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Numbers 14:4 Translation & Meaning

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And they said וַיֹּֽאמְר֖וּ To say (used with great latitude) said
one אִ֣ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) one
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
another, אָחִ֑יו A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) another
Let us make נִתְּנָ֥ה To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) Let make
a captain, רֹ֖אשׁ The head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.) captain
and let us return וְנָשׁ֥וּבָה To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again let return
into Egypt. מִצְרָֽיְמָה׃ Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egypt

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  • 2  And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

  • 3  And wherefore hath the Lord brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?

  • 4  And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

  • 5  Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

  • 6  And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:




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