Numbers 13:3
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English Standard Version
So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran, according to the command of the LORD, all of them men who were heads of the people of Israel.

King James Bible
And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.

American Standard Version
And Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran according to the commandment of Jehovah: all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moses did what the Lord had commanded, sending from the desert of Pharan, principal men, whose names are these:

English Revised Version
And Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran according to the commandment of the LORD: all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moses, by the commandment of the LORD, sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Moses, with his mildness, took compassion upon his sister, upon whom this punishment had fallen, and cried to the Lord, "O God, I beseech Thee, heal her." The connection of the particle נא with אל is certainly unusual, but yet it is analogous to the construction with such exclamations as אוי (Jeremiah 4:31; Jeremiah 45:3) and הנּה (Genesis 12:11; Genesis 16:2, etc.); since אל in the vocative is to be regarded as equivalent to an exclamation; whereas the alteration into אל, as proposed by J. D. Michaelis and Knobel, does not even give a fitting sense, apart altogether from the fact, that the repetition of נא after the verb, with נא אל before it, would be altogether unexampled.

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The wilderness of Paran, says Dr. Wells, seems to have been taken in a larger, and in a stricter sense. In the larger sense, it seems to have denoted all the desert and mountainous tract, lying between the wilderness of Shur westward, and mount Seir, or the land of Edom, eastward, the land of Canaan northward, and the Red sea southward. And in this sense, it seems to have comprehended the wilderness of Sin, and the wilderness of Sinai, also the adjoining tract wherein lay Kibroth-hattaavah and Hazeroth. In this sense it may be understood in De.

Numbers 1:19 As the LORD commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.

, where, by 'that great and terrible wilderness,' is intended the wilderness of Paran in its largest acceptation; for, in its stricter acceptation, it seems not to have been so great and terrible a wilderness' but is taken to denote more peculiarly that part of Arabia Petraea which lies between mount Sinai and Hazeroth west, and mount Seir east.

Numbers 12:16 And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Paran.

Numbers 32:8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadeshbarnea to see the land.

Deuteronomy 1:19,23 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness...

Deuteronomy 9:23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you...

Cross References
Numbers 13:2
"Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel. From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a chief among them."

Numbers 13:4
And these were their names: From the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur;

Numbers 32:8
Your fathers did this, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land.

1 Samuel 25:1
Now Samuel died. And all Israel assembled and mourned for him, and they buried him in his house at Ramah. Then David rose and went down to the wilderness of Paran.

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