Numbers 14:12
New International Version
I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them, but I will make you into a nation greater and stronger than they."

New Living Translation
I will disown them and destroy them with a plague. Then I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they are!”

English Standard Version
I will strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.”

Berean Study Bible
I will strike them with a plague and destroy them—and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they are.”

King James Bible
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.

New King James Version
I will strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.”

New American Standard Bible
I will strike them with plague and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they.”

NASB 1995
"I will smite them with pestilence and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they."

NASB 1977
“I will smite them with pestilence and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they.”

Amplified Bible
I will strike them with the pestilence (plague) and dispossess them, and will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they.”

Christian Standard Bible
I will strike them with a plague and destroy them. Then I will make you into a greater and mightier nation than they are.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will strike them with a plague and destroy them. Then I will make you into a greater and mightier nation than they are."

American Standard Version
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a nation greater and mightier than they.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall strike them with a plague and I shall destroy them and I shall make you a people greater and mightier than they.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will smite them with death, and destroy them; and I will make of thee and of thy father's house a great nation, and much greater than this.

Contemporary English Version
So they will no longer be my people. I will destroy them, but I will make you the ancestor of a nation even stronger than theirs."

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will strike them therefore with pestilence, and will consume them: but thee I will make a ruler over a great nation, and a mightier than this is.

English Revised Version
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a nation greater and mightier than they.

Good News Translation
I will send an epidemic and destroy them, but I will make you the father of a nation that is larger and more powerful than they are!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'll strike them with a plague, I'll destroy them, and I'll make you into a nation larger and stronger than they are."

International Standard Version
"That's why I'm going to attack them with pestilence and disinherit them. Instead, I'll make you a great nation—even mightier than they are!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will smite them with the pestilence, and destroy them, and will make of thee a nation greater and mightier than they.'

Literal Standard Version
I strike it with pestilence, and dispossess it, and make you become a nation greater and mightier than it.”

NET Bible
I will strike them with the pestilence, and I will disinherit them; I will make you into a nation that is greater and mightier than they!"

New Heart English Bible
I will strike them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and I will make of you and your father's house a nation greater and mightier than they."

World English Bible
I will strike them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they."

Young's Literal Translation
I smite it with pestilence, and dispossess it, and make thee become a nation greater and mightier than it.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The People Rebel
11And the LORD said to Moses, “How long will this people treat Me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in Me, despite all the signs I have performed among them? 12I will strike them with a plague and destroy them— and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they are.”

Cross References
Exodus 32:10
Now leave Me alone, so that My anger may burn against them and consume them. Then I will make you into a great nation."

Leviticus 26:25
And I will bring a sword against you to execute the vengeance of the covenant. Though you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague among you, and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Deuteronomy 28:21
The LORD will make the plague cling to you until He has exterminated you from the land that you are entering to possess.

Ezekiel 20:13
Yet the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not follow My statutes and they rejected My ordinances--though the man who does these things will live by them--and they utterly profaned My Sabbaths. Then I resolved to pour out My wrath upon them and put an end to them in the wilderness.


Treasury of Scripture

I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a greater nation and mightier than they.

smite

Numbers 16:46-49
And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun…

Numbers 25:9
And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

Exodus 5:3
And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.

will make

Exodus 32:10
Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.









(12) And will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.--A similar promise had been given to Moses on occasion of the rebellion at Sinai, and Moses on that occasion interceded with God on behalf of His people in like manner as at this time (Exodus 32:10-12).

Verse 12. - And will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they. By electing Moses, in the place of Jacob, to be the founder and ancestor of the chosen race, God would still have made good his promises to Abraham, and would only have vindicated for himself the same freedom of choice which he had used in the case of Ishmael and of Esau. We cannot, however, regard this offer as embodying a deliberate intention, for we know that God did not really mean to cast off Israel; nor can we regard it as expressing the anger of the moment, for it is not of God to be hasty. We must understand it distinctly as intended to try the loyalty and charity of Moses, and to give him an opportunity of rising to the loftiest height of magnanimity, unselfishness, and courage. Moses would unquestionably have been less noble than he was if he had listened to the offer; it is therefore certain that the offer was only made in order that it might be refused (cf. Exodus 32:10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I will strike
אַכֶּ֥נּוּ (’ak·ken·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

them with a plague
בַדֶּ֖בֶר (ḇad·de·ḇer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1698: A pestilence

and destroy them—
וְאוֹרִשֶׁ֑נּוּ (wə·’ō·w·ri·šen·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

and I will make
וְאֶֽעֱשֶׂה֙ (wə·’e·‘ĕ·śeh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

you
אֹֽתְךָ֔ (’ō·ṯə·ḵā)
Direct object marker | second person masculine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

into a nation
לְגוֹי־ (lə·ḡō·w-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

greater
גָּד֥וֹל (gā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

and mightier
וְעָצ֖וּם (wə·‘ā·ṣūm)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6099: Powerful, numerous

than they are.”
מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of


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