Numbers 17:12
New International Version
The Israelites said to Moses, "We will die! We are lost, we are all lost!

New Living Translation
Then the people of Israel said to Moses, "Look, we are doomed! We are dead! We are ruined!

English Standard Version
And the people of Israel said to Moses, “Behold, we perish, we are undone, we are all undone.

Berean Study Bible
Then the Israelites declared to Moses, “Look, we are perishing! We are lost; we are all lost!

New American Standard Bible
Then the sons of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, "Behold, we perish, we are dying, we are all dying!

King James Bible
And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the Israelites declared to Moses, "Look, we're perishing! We're lost; we're all lost!

Contemporary English Version
The Israelites cried out to Moses, "We're done for

Good News Translation
The people of Israel said to Moses, "Then that's the end of us!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Israelites declared to Moses, "Look, we're perishing! We're lost; we're all lost!

International Standard Version
Then the Israelis told Moses, "We're sure to die! We're all going to perish—all of us!

NET Bible
The Israelites said to Moses, "We are bound to die! We perish, we all perish!

New Heart English Bible
The children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, "Look, we perish. We are undone. We are all undone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Israelites said to Moses, "Now we're going to die! We're lost! We're all lost!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the children of Israel spoke unto Moses, saying: 'Behold, we perish, we are undone, we are all undone.

New American Standard 1977
Then the sons of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, “Behold, we perish, we are dying, we are all dying!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the sons of Israel spoke unto Moses, saying, Behold, we are dead, we are lost, we are all lost.

King James 2000 Bible
And the children of Israel spoke unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.

American King James Version
And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.

American Standard Version
And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we perish, we are undone, we are all undone.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we are cut off, we are destroyed, we are consumed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Israel said to Moses: Behold we are consumed, we all perish.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Lo, we expire, we perish, we all perish.

English Revised Version
And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we perish, we are undone, we are all undone.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.

World English Bible
The children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, "Behold, we perish! We are undone! We are all undone!

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Israel speak unto Moses, saying, 'Lo, we have expired; we have perished; we have all of us perished;
Study Bible
Aaron's Staff Buds
11So Moses did as the LORD had commanded him. 12Then the Israelites declared to Moses, “Look, we are perishing! We are lost; we are all lost! 13Anyone who comes near the tabernacle of the LORD will die. Are we all going to perish?”…
Cross References
Numbers 17:11
So Moses did as the LORD had commanded him.

Isaiah 6:5
Then I said, "Woe is me, for I am ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips dwelling among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of Hosts."

Treasury of Scripture

And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.

behold

Numbers 26:11
Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not.

Psalm 90:7
For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.

Proverbs 19:3
The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

we die.







Lexicon
Then the Israelites
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

declared
וַיֹּֽאמְרוּ֙ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

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

“Look,
הֵ֥ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

we are perishing!
גָּוַ֛עְנוּ (gā·wa‘·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1478: To breathe out, expire

We are lost;
אָבַ֖דְנוּ (’ā·ḇaḏ·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

we are all
כֻּלָּ֥נוּ (kul·lā·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

lost!
אָבָֽדְנוּ׃ (’ā·ḇaḏ·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish
(12, 13) And the children of Israel spake unto Moses . . . --The special manifestations of Divine power which the Israelites had witnessed excited within them salutary emotions of awe and of anxious apprehension, but do not seem to have awakened within them any corresponding sense of gratitude either for their deliverance from the plague, or for the privileges which they enjoyed by reason of the Divine presence amongst them. The true answer to their inquiry whether they were doomed utterly to perish is contained in the following chapter, in which the priesthood of Christ is typically set forth as bearing the iniquity of the sanctuary, and thus making reconciliation for the sins and securing the acceptance of the imperfect service of His people.

Verse 12. - And the children of Israel spake unto Moses. It is a mistake to unite these verses specially with the following chapter, for they clearly belong to the story of Korah's rebellion, although not particularly connected with the miracle of the rod. These are the last wailings of the great storm which had raged against Moses and Aaron, which had roared so loudly and angrily at its height, which was now sobbing itself out in the petulant despair of defeated and disheartened men, cowed indeed, but not convinced, fearful to offend, yet not loving to obey. 17:8-13 While all the other rods remained as they were. Aaron's rod became a living branch. In some places there were buds, in others blossoms, in others fruit, at the same time; all this was miraculous. Thus Aaron was manifested to be under the special blessing of Heaven. Fruitfulness is the best evidence of a Divine call; and the plants of God's setting, and the boughs cut off them, will flourish. This rod was preserved, to take away the murmurings of the people, that they might not die. The design of God, in all his providences, and in the memorials of them, is to take away sin. Christ was manifested to take away sin. Christ is expressly called a rod out of the stem of Jesse: little prospect was there, according to human views, that he should ever flourish. But the dry rod revived and blossomed to the confusion of his adversaries. The people cry, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish! This was the language of a repining people, quarrelling with the judgments of God, which by their own pride and obstinacy they brought upon themselves. It is very wicked to fret against God when we are in affliction, and in our distress thus to trespass yet more. If we die, if we perish, it is of ourselves, and the blame will be upon our own heads. When God judges, he will overcome, and will oblige the most obstinate gainsayers to confess their folly. And how great are our mercies, that we have a clearer and a better dispensation, established upon better promises!
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