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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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"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 …
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The Baptist's Inquiry and Jesus' Discourse Suggested Thereby.
They left Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor, on the border of Edom.
"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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