Numbers 20:23
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New International Version
At Mount Hor, near the border of Edom, the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,

King James Bible
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron in mount Hor, on the border of the land of Edom, saying,

World English Bible
Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor, by the border of the land of Edom, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah speaketh unto Moses and unto Aaron in mount Hor, on the border of the land of Edom, saying,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border - Though every king has a right to refuse passage through his territories to any strangers; yet in a case like this, and in a time also in which emigrations were frequent and universally allowed, it was both cruelty and oppression in Edom to refuse a passage to a comparatively unarmed and inoffensive multitude, who were all their own near kinsmen. It appears however that it was only the Edomites of Kadesh that were thus unfriendly and cruel; for from Deuteronomy 2:29 we learn that the Edomites who dwelt in Mount Seir treated them in a hospitable manner. This cruelty in the Edomites of Kadesh is strongly reprehended, and threatened by the Prophet Obadiah, Obadiah 1:10, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Numbers 33:37 They journeyed from Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor, at the edge of the land of Edom.

August 17. "Speak Ye unto the Rock" (Num. xx. 8).
"Speak ye unto the Rock" (Num. xx. 8). The Holy Ghost is very sensitive, as love always is. You can conquer a wild beast by blows and chains, but you cannot conquer a woman's heart that way, or win the love of a sensitive nature; that must be wooed by the delicate touches of trust and affection. So the Holy Ghost has to be taken by a faith as delicate and sensitive as the gentle heart with whom it is coming in touch. One thought of unbelief, one expression of impatient distrust or fear, will instantly
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Baptist's Inquiry and Jesus' Discourse Suggested Thereby.
(Galilee.) ^A Matt. XI. 2-30; ^C Luke VII. 18-35. ^c 18 And the disciples of John told him of all these things. ^a 2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent by his disciples ^c 19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them unto the Lord [John had been cast into prison about December, a.d. 27, and it was now after the Passover, possibly in May or June, a.d. 28. Herod Antipas had cast John into prison because John had reproved him for taking his brother's wife.
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

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Numbers 33:37
They left Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor, on the border of Edom.

Numbers 20:24
"Aaron will be gathered to his people. He will not enter the land I give the Israelites, because both of you rebelled against my command at the waters of Meribah.

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