Numbers 20:18
New International Version
But Edom answered: "You may not pass through here; if you try, we will march out and attack you with the sword."

New Living Translation
But the king of Edom said, "Stay out of my land, or I will meet you with an army!"

English Standard Version
But Edom said to him, “You shall not pass through, lest I come out with the sword against you.”

Berean Study Bible
But Edom answered, “You may not travel through our land, or we will come out and confront you with the sword.”

New American Standard Bible
Edom, however, said to him, "You shall not pass through us, or I will come out with the sword against you."

King James Bible
And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.

Christian Standard Bible
But Edom answered him, "You will not travel through our land, or we will come out and confront you with the sword."

Contemporary English Version
But the king of Edom answered, "No, I won't let you go through our country! And if you try, we will attack you."

Good News Translation
But the Edomites answered, "We refuse to let you pass through our country! If you try, we will march out and attack you."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Edom answered him, "You must not travel through our land, or we will come out and confront you with the sword.""

International Standard Version
But Edom replied, "You are not to pass through my land. If you do, I'll come out and start a war with you."

NET Bible
But Edom said to him, "You will not pass through me, or I will come out against you with the sword."

New Heart English Bible
Edom said to him, "You shall not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the Edomites answered, "You may not pass through our country. If you try, we'll come out and attack you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Edom said unto him: 'Thou shalt not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against thee.'

New American Standard 1977
Edom, however, said to him, “You shall not pass through us, lest I come out with the sword against you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Edom replied unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me lest I come out against thee with the sword.

King James 2000 Bible
And Edom said unto him, you shall not pass by me, lest I come out against you with the sword.

American King James Version
And Edom said to him, You shall not pass by me, lest I come out against you with the sword.

American Standard Version
And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Edom said to him, Thou shalt not pass through me, and if otherwise, I will go forth to meet thee in war.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Edom answered them: Thou shalt not pass by me: if thou dost I will come out armed against thee.

Darby Bible Translation
But Edom said to him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.

English Revised Version
And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Edom said to him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.

World English Bible
Edom said to him, "You shall not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against you."

Young's Literal Translation
And Edom saith unto him, 'Thou dost not pass over through me, lest with sword I come out to meet thee.'
Study Bible
Edom Refuses Passage
17Please let us pass through your land. We will not cut through any field or vineyard, or drink water from any well. We will stay on the King’s Highway; we will not turn to the right or to the left until we have passed through your territory.” 18But Edom answered, “You may not travel through our land, or we will come out and confront you with the sword.” 19“We will stay on the main road,” the Israelites replied, “and if we or our herds drink your water, we will pay for it. There will be no problem; only let us pass through on foot.”…
Cross References
Numbers 24:18
Edom will become a possession, Seir will be owned by his enemies, but Israel will perform with valor.

Numbers 20:19
"We will stay on the main road," the Israelites replied, "and if we or our herds drink your water, we will pay for it. There will be no problem; only let us pass through on foot."

Treasury of Scripture

And Edom said to him, You shall not pass by me, lest I come out against you with the sword.







Lexicon
But Edom
אֱד֔וֹם (’ĕ·ḏō·wm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 123: The name of a condiment

answered,
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“You may not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

travel
תַעֲבֹ֖ר (ṯa·‘ă·ḇōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

through our land,
פֶּן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 6435: Removal, lest

or we will come out
אֵצֵ֥א (’ê·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

and confront
לִקְרָאתֶֽךָ׃ (liq·rā·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7125: Against he come, help, meet, seek, to, in the way

you with the sword.”
בַּחֶ֖רֶב (ba·ḥe·reḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword
Verse 18. - And Edom said... Thou shalt not pass by me. This was the first of a series of hostile acts, prompted by vindictive jealousy, which brought down the wrath of God upon Edom (compare the prophecy of Obadiah). See, however, on Deuteronomy 2:29. 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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