Numbers 14:5
New International Version
Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown in front of the whole Israelite assembly gathered there.

New Living Translation
Then Moses and Aaron fell face down on the ground before the whole community of Israel.

English Standard Version
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the people of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown before the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel.

King James Bible
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

New King James Version
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces in the presence of all the assembly of the congregation of the sons of Israel.

NASB 1995
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces in the presence of all the assembly of the congregation of the sons of Israel.

NASB 1977
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces in the presence of all the assembly of the congregation of the sons of Israel.

Amplified Bible
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the Israelites.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown in front of the whole assembly of the Israelite community.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Moses and Aaron fell down with their faces to the ground in front of the whole assembly of the Israelite community.

American Standard Version
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moshe and Ahron fell on their faces before all the crowds of the assembly of the children of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Moses and Aaron fell upon their face before all the congregation of the children of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
Moses and Aaron bowed down to pray in front of the crowd.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Moses and Aaron heard this, they fell down flat upon the ground before the multitude of the children of Israel.

English Revised Version
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

Good News Translation
Then Moses and Aaron bowed to the ground in front of all the people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Immediately, Moses and Aaron bowed with their faces touching the ground in front of the whole community of Israel assembled there.

International Standard Version
Moses and Aaron fell on their faces in front of the entire assembly of the congregation of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

Literal Standard Version
And Moses falls—Aaron also—on their faces, before all the assembly of the congregation of the sons of Israel.

NET Bible
Then Moses and Aaron fell down with their faces to the ground before the whole assembled community of the Israelites.

New Heart English Bible
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

World English Bible
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses falleth -- Aaron also -- on their faces, before all the assembly of the company of the sons of Israel.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The People Rebel
4So they said to one another, “Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt.” 5Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown before the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel. 6Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes…

Cross References
Numbers 14:6
Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes

Numbers 16:4
When Moses heard this, he fell facedown.

Numbers 20:6
Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. They fell facedown, and the glory of the LORD appeared to them.


Treasury of Scripture

Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

Numbers 14:16,22,45
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…

Genesis 17:3
And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

Leviticus 9:24
And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.









Verse 5. - Moses and Aaron fell on their faces. After making ineffectual efforts to reason with the people, or rather with their leaders (Deuteronomy 1:29-31). It was not, however, in this case an attitude of intercession, but the instinctive action of those who await in silent horror a catastrophe which they see to be inevitable; it testified to all who saw it that they were overwhelmed with shame and sorrow in view of the awful sin of the people, and of the terrible punishment which must follow.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Moses
מֹשֶׁ֛ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

and Aaron
וְאַהֲרֹ֖ן (wə·’a·hă·rōn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

fell
וַיִּפֹּ֥ל (way·yip·pōl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

facedown
פְּנֵיהֶ֑ם (pə·nê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

before
לִפְנֵ֕י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the entire
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

assembled
קְהַ֥ל (qə·hal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

congregation
עֲדַ֖ת (‘ă·ḏaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5712: A stated assemblage

of Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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