Numbers 20:21
New International Version
Since Edom refused to let them go through their territory, Israel turned away from them.

New Living Translation
Because Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through their country, Israel was forced to turn around.

English Standard Version
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory, so Israel turned away from him.

Berean Study Bible
So Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through their territory, and Israel turned away from them.

New American Standard Bible
Thus Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.

King James Bible
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

Christian Standard Bible
Edom refused to allow Israel to travel through their territory, and Israel turned away from them.

Contemporary English Version
to keep Israel from passing through its territory. So the Israelites had to go in another direction.

Good News Translation
Because the Edomites would not let the Israelites pass through their territory, the Israelites turned and went another way.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Edom refused to allow Israel to travel through their territory, and Israel turned away from them.

International Standard Version
That's how Edom refused Israel passage through their territory. So Israel turned away from there.

NET Bible
So Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border; therefore Israel turned away from him.

New Heart English Bible
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border, so Israel turned away from him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since the Edomites refused to let Israel go through their territory, the Israelites turned around and went a different way.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border; wherefore Israel turned away from him.

New American Standard 1977
Thus Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border; and thus Israel turned away from him.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: therefore Israel turned away from him.

American King James Version
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: why Israel turned away from him.

American Standard Version
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his borders, and Israel turned away from him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither would he condescend to their desire to grant them passage through his borders. Wherefore Israel turned another way from him.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory; and Israel turned away from him.

English Revised Version
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

World English Bible
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border, so Israel turned away from him.

Young's Literal Translation
and Edom refuseth to suffer Israel to pass over through his border, and Israel turneth aside from off him.
Study Bible
Edom Refuses Passage
20But Edom insisted, “You may not pass through.” And they came out to confront the Israelites with a large army and a strong hand. 21So Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through their territory, and Israel turned away from them.
Cross References
Numbers 21:23
But Sihon would not let Israel pass through his territory. Instead, he gathered his whole army and went out to confront Israel in the wilderness. When he came to Jahaz, he fought against Israel.

Deuteronomy 2:8
So we passed by our brothers, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. We turned away from the Arabah road, which comes up from Elath and Ezion-geber, and traveled along the road of the Wilderness of Moab.

Judges 11:17
Then Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, 'Please let us pass through your land,' but the king of Edom would not listen. They also sent messengers to the king of Moab, but he refused. So Israel stayed in Kadesh.

Treasury of Scripture

Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: why Israel turned away from him.

refused

Deuteronomy 2:27,29
Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left…

wherefore

Deuteronomy 2:4-8
And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore: …

Deuteronomy 23:7
Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land.

Judges 11:18,24
Then they went along through the wilderness, and compassed the land of Edom, and the land of Moab, and came by the east side of the land of Moab, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, but came not within the border of Moab: for Arnon was the border of Moab…







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

refused
וַיְמָאֵ֣ן ׀ (way·mā·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3985: To refuse

to allow
נְתֹן֙ (nə·ṯōn)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

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

to pass
עֲבֹ֖ר (‘ă·ḇōr)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

through their territory,
בִּגְבֻל֑וֹ (biḡ·ḇu·lōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

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

turned away
וַיֵּ֥ט (way·yêṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

from them.
מֵעָלָֽיו׃ (mê·‘ā·lāw)
Preposition-m | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
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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