New International Version
"You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north.
King James Bible
Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye have gone round this mountain long enough: turn you northward.
World English Bible
"You have encircled this mountain long enough. Turn northward.
Young's Literal Translation
Enough to you -- is the going round of this mount; turn for yourselves northward.
Deuteronomy 2:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Turn you northward - From Mount Seir, in order to get to Canaan. This was not the way they went before, viz., by Kadesh-barnea, but they were to proceed between Edom on the one hand, and Moab and Ammon on the other, so as to enter into Canaan through the land of the Amorites.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Great Part of South Judea Cut Off under the Second Temple. Jewish Idumean.
The Talmudic girdle ends, as you see, in "Kadesh, Barnea, and Ascalon." Hence it cannot but be observed, that these two places are placed, as it were, in parallel; and whatsoever space lies between Ascalon and the river of Egypt, is excluded,--to wit, fifty-four miles. And one might, indeed, almost see some footsteps of that exclusion under the first Temple, in that very common expression, "From Dan even to Beer-sheba." This country, that was excluded, was something barren. The Talmudists speak thus …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
The Section Chap. I. -iii.
Then the LORD said to me,
Give the people these orders: 'You are about to pass through the territory of your relatives the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. They will be afraid of you, but be very careful.
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