New International Version
Only do not rebel against the LORD. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the LORD is with us. Do not be afraid of them."
King James Bible
Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.
Darby Bible Translation
only rebel not against Jehovah; and fear not the people of the land; for they shall be our food. Their defence is departed from them, and Jehovah is with us: fear them not.
World English Bible
Only don't rebel against Yahweh, neither fear the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is removed from over them, and Yahweh is with us. Don't fear them."
Young's Literal Translation
only, against Jehovah rebel not ye: and ye, fear not ye the people of the land, for our bread they are; their defence hath turned aside from off them, and Jehovah is with us; fear them not.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Their defense - צלם tsillam, their shadow, a metaphor highly expressive of protection and support in the sultry eastern countries. The protection of God is so called; see Psalm 91:1; Psalm 121:5; see also Isaiah 51:16; Isaiah 49:2; Isaiah 30:2.
The Arabs and Persians have the same word to express the same thing.
nemayeed zulli doulet mamdood bad.
"May the shadow of thy prosperity be extended!"
nemayced zulli doulet ber mufareki khayr khwahen mamdood bad.
"May the shadow of thy prosperity be spread over the heads of thy well-wishers!"
They have also the following elegant distich: -
Sayahat kem mubad az seri ma
Bast Allah zullikem abeda.
"May thy protection never be removed from my head!
May God extend thy shadow eternally!"
Here the Arabic zull answers exactly to the Hebrew צל tsel, both signifying that which overspreads or overshadows. See the note on Numbers 14:14.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
defence. Heb. shadow. Tzillam, a metaphor highly expressive of protection and support in the sultry eastern countries. The Arabs and Persians use the same word to express the same thing; using the expressions, 'May the shadow of thy prosperity be extended.' 'May the shadow of thy prosperity be spread over the heads of thy well-wishers.' And in an elegant distich, 'May your protection never be removed from my head; may God extend your shadow eternally.' The loftiest and most esteemed title of the sultan, says Thornton, because given him by the kings of Persia, is zil ullah, shadow of God.
fear them not
LibraryMoses the Intercessor
'Pardon, I beseech Thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of Thy mercy, and as Thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.' --NUM. xiv. 19. See how in this story a divine threat is averted and a divine promise is broken, thus revealing a standing law that these in Scripture are conditional. This striking incident of Moses' intercession suggests to us some thoughts as to I. The ground of the divine forgiveness. The appeal is not based on anything in the people. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Order and Argument in Prayer
"Behold Your God!"
Ninth Sunday after Trinity Carnal Security and Its vices.
See, the LORD your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
But you were unwilling to go up; you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God.
Then I said to you, "Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them.
And when the LORD sent you out from Kadesh Barnea, he said, "Go up and take possession of the land I have given you." But you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God. You did not trust him or obey him.
You have been rebellious against the LORD ever since I have known you.
After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, "Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes."
The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
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