Numbers 14:12
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New International Version
I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them, but I will make you into a nation greater and stronger than they."

New Living Translation
I will disown them and destroy them with a plague. Then I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they are!"

English Standard Version
I will strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.”

New American Standard Bible
"I will smite them with pestilence and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they."

King James Bible
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will strike them with a plague and destroy them. Then I will make you into a greater and mightier nation than they are."

International Standard Version
"That's why I'm going to attack them with pestilence and disinherit them. Instead, I'll make you a great nation—even mightier than they are!"

NET Bible
I will strike them with the pestilence, and I will disinherit them; I will make you into a nation that is greater and mightier than they!"

New Heart English Bible
I will strike them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and I will make of you and your father's house a nation greater and mightier than they."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'll strike them with a plague, I'll destroy them, and I'll make you into a nation larger and stronger than they are."

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will smite them with the pestilence, and destroy them, and will make of thee a nation greater and mightier than they.'

New American Standard 1977
“I will smite them with pestilence and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will smite them with the pestilence and disinherit them and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.

King James 2000 Bible
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a greater nation and mightier than they.

American King James Version
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a greater nation and mightier than they.

American Standard Version
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a nation greater and mightier than they.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will strike them therefore with pestilence, and will consume them: but thee I will make a ruler over a great nation, and a mightier than this is.

Darby Bible Translation
I will smite them with the pestilence, and destroy them, and will make of thee a nation greater and mightier than they.

English Revised Version
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a nation greater and mightier than they.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.

World English Bible
I will strike them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they."

Young's Literal Translation
I smite it with pestilence, and dispossess it, and make thee become a nation greater and mightier than it.'
Study Bible
The People Rebel
11The LORD said to Moses, "How long will this people spurn Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst? 12"I will smite them with pestilence and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they." 13But Moses said to the LORD, "Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought up this people from their midst,…
Cross References
Exodus 32:10
"Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation."

Leviticus 26:25
'I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute vengeance for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you, so that you shall be delivered into enemy hands.

Deuteronomy 28:21
"The LORD will make the pestilence cling to you until He has consumed you from the land where you are entering to possess it.

Ezekiel 20:13
"But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not walk in My statutes and they rejected My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live; and My sabbaths they greatly profaned. Then I resolved to pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to annihilate them.
Treasury of Scripture

I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a greater nation and mightier than they.

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Numbers 16:46-49 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from …

Numbers 25:9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

Exodus 5:3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews has met with us: let us go, …

2 Samuel 24:1,12-15 And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he …

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Exodus 32:10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, …

(12) And will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.--A similar promise had been given to Moses on occasion of the rebellion at Sinai, and Moses on that occasion interceded with God on behalf of His people in like manner as at this time (Exodus 32:10-12).

Verse 12. - And will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they. By electing Moses, in the place of Jacob, to be the founder and ancestor of the chosen race, God would still have made good his promises to Abraham, and would only have vindicated for himself the same freedom of choice which he had used in the case of Ishmael and of Esau. We cannot, however, regard this offer as embodying a deliberate intention, for we know that God did not really mean to cast off Israel; nor can we regard it as expressing the anger of the moment, for it is not of God to be hasty. We must understand it distinctly as intended to try the loyalty and charity of Moses, and to give him an opportunity of rising to the loftiest height of magnanimity, unselfishness, and courage. Moses would unquestionably have been less noble than he was if he had listened to the offer; it is therefore certain that the offer was only made in order that it might be refused (cf. Exodus 32:10). I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them,.... Deprive them of inhabiting the land; so as many as died of the pestilence were even all the spies who brought an evil report of the good land, Numbers 14:37; with respect to the body of the people, this is to be considered not as a peremptory decree or a determined point; but is delivered partly by way of proposal to Moses, to draw out from him what he would say to it; and partly by way of threatening to the people, to bring them to a sense of their sin and repentance for it:

and will make of thee a greater nation, and mightier than they: this anticipates an objection that might be made, should the people of Israel be cut off by the plague, and so disinherited of the land of Canaan, what will become of the oath of God made to their fathers? to which the answer is, it would be fulfilled in making the posterity of Moses as great or a greater and more powerful nation than Israel now was, and by introducing them into the land of Canaan, who would be of the seed of the fathers of Israel, as Jarchi observes, as those people were; and this was said to prove Moses, and try his affection to the people of Israel; and give him an opportunity of showing his public and disinterested spirit. 12. the Lord said, … I will smite them with the pestilence—not a final decree, but a threatening, suspended, as appeared from the issue, on the intercession of Moses and the repentance of Israel.14:11-19 Moses made humble intercession for Israel. Herein he was a type of Christ, who prayed for those that despitefully used him. The pardon of a nation's sin, is the turning away the nation's punishment; and for that Moses is here so earnest. Moses argued that, consistently with God's character, in his abundant mercies, he could forgive them.
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