New Living Translation
The LORD was not able to bring them into the land he swore to give them, so he killed them in the wilderness.'
King James Bible
Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness.
Darby Bible Translation
Because Jehovah was not able to bring this people into the land that he had sworn unto them, he has therefore slain them in the wilderness.
World English Bible
'Because Yahweh was not able to bring this people into the land which he swore to them, therefore he has slain them in the wilderness.'
Young's Literal Translation
From Jehovah's want of ability to bring in this people unto the land which He hath sworn to them -- He doth slaughter them in the wilderness.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:16 Not able - His power was quite spent in bringing them out of Egypt, and could not finish the work he had begun and had sworn to do.
LibraryAppendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
(Ad. vol. i. p. 42, note 4.) In comparing the allegorical Canons of Philo with those of Jewish traditionalism, we think first of all of the seven exegetical canons which are ascribed to Hillel. These bear chiefly the character of logical deductions, and as such were largely applied in the Halakhah. These seven canons were next expanded by R. Ishmael (in the first century) into thirteen, by the analysis of one of them (the 5th) into six, and the addition of this sound exegetical rule, that where two …
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Trinity Sunday the Doctrine of the Trinity.
"Please, Lord, prove that your power is as great as you have claimed. For you said,
If you destroy these people, the Egyptians will say, "The Israelites died because the LORD wasn't able to bring them to the land he had promised to give them." Or they might say, "He destroyed them because he hated them; he deliberately took them into the wilderness to slaughter them."
Then Joshua cried out, "Oh, Sovereign LORD, why did you bring us across the Jordan River if you are going to let the Amorites kill us? If only we had been content to stay on the other side!
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