Numbers 20:15
New International Version
Our ancestors went down into Egypt, and we lived there many years. The Egyptians mistreated us and our ancestors,

New Living Translation
Our ancestors went down to Egypt, and we lived there a long time, and we and our ancestors were brutally mistreated by the Egyptians.

English Standard Version
how our fathers went down to Egypt, and we lived in Egypt a long time. And the Egyptians dealt harshly with us and our fathers.

Berean Study Bible
how our fathers went down to Egypt, where we lived many years. The Egyptians mistreated us and our fathers,

New American Standard Bible
that our fathers went down to Egypt, and we stayed in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly.

King James Bible
How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

Christian Standard Bible
Our fathers went down to Egypt, and we lived in Egypt many years, but the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly.

Contemporary English Version
Our ancestors settled in Egypt and lived there a long time. But later the Egyptians were cruel to us,

Good News Translation
how our ancestors went to Egypt, where we lived many years. The Egyptians mistreated our ancestors and us,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Our fathers went down to Egypt, and we lived in Egypt many years, but the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly.

International Standard Version
Our ancestors went down to Egypt, where we lived for many years. But the Egyptians treated us and our ancestors viciously.

NET Bible
how our ancestors went down into Egypt, and we lived in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our ancestors badly.

New Heart English Bible
how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we lived in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our fathers:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Our ancestors went to Egypt, and we lived there for many years. The Egyptians mistreated us and our ancestors.

JPS Tanakh 1917
how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our fathers;

New American Standard 1977
that our fathers went down to Egypt, and we stayed in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we were in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians mistreated us and our fathers;

King James 2000 Bible
How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians afflicted us, and our fathers:

American King James Version
How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelled in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

American Standard Version
how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our fathers:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we sojourned in Egypt many days, and the Egyptians afflicted us and our fathers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In what manner our fathers went down into Egypt, and there we dwelt a long time, and the Egyptians afflicted us and our fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
how our fathers went down to Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians evil entreated us and our fathers;

English Revised Version
how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians evil entreated us, and our fathers:

Webster's Bible Translation
How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians afflicted us, and our fathers:

World English Bible
how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we lived in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our fathers:

Young's Literal Translation
that our fathers go down to Egypt, and we dwell in Egypt many days, and the Egyptians do evil to us and to our fathers;
Study Bible
Edom Refuses Passage
14From Kadesh Moses sent messengers to tell the king of Edom, “This is what your brother Israel says: You know all the hardship that has befallen us, 15how our fathers went down to Egypt, where we lived many years. The Egyptians mistreated us and our fathers, 16and when we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice, sent an angel, and brought us out of Egypt. Now look, we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your territory.…
Cross References
Exodus 1:14
and made their lives bitter with hard labor in brick and mortar, and with all kinds of work in the fields. Every service they imposed was harsh.

Numbers 20:14
From Kadesh Moses sent messengers to tell the king of Edom, "This is what your brother Israel says: You know all the hardship that has befallen us,

Numbers 20:16
and when we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice, sent an angel, and brought us out of Egypt. Now look, we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your territory.

Treasury of Scripture

How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelled in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

our fathers

Genesis 46:6
And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:

Acts 7:15
So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers,

dwelt

Genesis 15:13
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

Exodus 12:40
Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.

vexed us

Numbers 11:5
We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:

Numbers 16:13
Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us?

Exodus 1:11-14,16,22
Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses…







Lexicon
how our fathers
אֲבֹתֵ֙ינוּ֙ (’ă·ḇō·ṯê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

went down
וַיֵּרְד֤וּ (way·yê·rə·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

to Egypt,
מִצְרַ֔יְמָה (miṣ·ray·māh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

where we lived
וַנֵּ֥שֶׁב (wan·nê·šeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

many
רַבִּ֑ים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

years.
יָמִ֣ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

The Egyptians
מִצְרַ֖יִם (miṣ·ra·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4713: Egyptian -- inhabitant of Egypt

mistreated us and our fathers,
וְלַאֲבֹתֵֽינוּ׃ (wə·la·’ă·ḇō·ṯê·nū)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father
(15) Vexed us.--Better, dealt ill with.

20:14-21 The nearest way to Canaan from the place where Israel encamped, was through the country of Edom. The ambassadors who were sent returned with a denial. The Edomites feared to receive damage by the Israelites. And had this numerous army been under any other discipline than that of the righteous God himself, there might have been cause for this jealousy. But Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing; and now the hatred revived, when the blessing was about to be inherited. We must not think it strange, if reasonable requests be denied by unreasonable men, and if those whom God favours be affronted by men.
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