Numbers 9:19
New International Version
When the cloud remained over the tabernacle a long time, the Israelites obeyed the LORD’s order and did not set out.

New Living Translation
If the cloud remained over the Tabernacle for a long time, the Israelites stayed and performed their duty to the LORD.

English Standard Version
Even when the cloud continued over the tabernacle many days, the people of Israel kept the charge of the LORD and did not set out.

Berean Study Bible
Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the Israelites kept the LORD’s charge and did not set out.

King James Bible
And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.

New King James Version
Even when the cloud continued long, many days above the tabernacle, the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD and did not journey.

New American Standard Bible
Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the sons of Israel would comply with the LORD’S ordinance and not set out.

NASB 1995
Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the sons of Israel would keep the LORD’S charge and not set out.

NASB 1977
Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the sons of Israel would keep the LORD’S charge and not set out.

Amplified Bible
Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the Israelites would keep their obligation to the LORD and not set out.

Christian Standard Bible
Even when the cloud stayed over the tabernacle many days, the Israelites carried out the LORD’s requirement and did not set out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even when the cloud stayed over the tabernacle many days, the Israelites carried out the LORD’s requirement and did not set out.

American Standard Version
And when the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of Jehovah, and journeyed not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the cloud continued on the Tabernacle for many days, Israel kept the charge of LORD JEHOVAH and did not pick up.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And whenever the cloud shall be drawn over the tabernacle for many days, then the children of Israel shall keep the charge of God, and they shall not remove.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if it was so that it continued over it a long time, the children of Israel kept the watches of the Lord, and marched not,

Good News Translation
When the cloud stayed over the Tent for a long time, they obeyed the LORD and did not move on.

International Standard Version
When the cloud over the tent remained for a longer time, the Israelis did what the LORD had instructed and didn't travel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.

Literal Standard Version
And in the cloud prolonging itself over the Dwelling Place many days, then the sons of Israel have kept the charge of YHWH, and do not journey.

New American Bible
Even when the cloud lingered many days over the tabernacle, the Israelites kept the charge of the LORD and would not move on.

NET Bible
When the cloud remained over the tabernacle many days, then the Israelites obeyed the instructions of the LORD and did not journey.

New Revised Standard Version
Even when the cloud continued over the tabernacle many days, the Israelites would keep the charge of the LORD, and would not set out.

New Heart English Bible
When the cloud stayed on the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the command of God, and did not travel.

World English Bible
When the cloud stayed on the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept Yahweh's command, and didn't travel.

Young's Literal Translation
And in the cloud prolonging itself over the tabernacle many days, then have the sons of Israel kept the charge of Jehovah, and journey not,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Cloud Above the Tabernacle
18At the LORD’s command the Israelites set out, and at the LORD’s command they camped. As long as the cloud remained over the tabernacle, they remained encamped. 19Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the Israelites kept the LORD’s charge and did not set out. 20Sometimes the cloud remained over the tabernacle for only a few days, and they would camp at the LORD’s command and set out at the LORD’s command.…

Cross References
Exodus 40:37
If the cloud was not lifted, they would not set out until the day it was taken up.

Leviticus 8:35
You must remain at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting day and night for seven days and keep the LORD's charge so that you will not die, for this is what I have been commanded."

Numbers 9:18
At the LORD's command the Israelites set out, and at the LORD's command they camped. As long as the cloud remained over the tabernacle, they remained encamped.

Numbers 9:20
Sometimes the cloud remained over the tabernacle for only a few days, and they would camp at the LORD's command and set out at the LORD's command.


Treasury of Scripture

And when the cloud tarried long on the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.

tarried long.

Numbers 1:52,53
And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts…

Numbers 3:8
And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Zechariah 3:7
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.











(19) Kept the charge of the Lord.--The same expression is used of Aaron and his sons in Leviticus 8:35, and also in respect to the office of the Levites in Numbers 3:7, as keeping the charge of Aaron and of the congregation. It is also used of the people generally in 2Chronicles 23:6, in regard to the charge or "watch" of the Lord. It may imply that the people were to engage in acts of religious worship, or it may denote adherence to the Divine commands and ordinances generally, as in Ezekiel 48:11.

Verse 19. - Tarried long. Hebrew, אָרַך, "to prolong," i.e., the resting. The Septuagint has ἐφέλκηται... ἡμέρας πλείους.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Even when the cloud
הֶֽעָנָ֛ן (he·‘ā·nān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6051: A cloud, the nimbus, thunder-cloud

lingered
וּבְהַאֲרִ֧יךְ (ū·ḇə·ha·’ă·rîḵ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 748: To be, long

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the tabernacle
הַמִּשְׁכָּ֖ן (ham·miš·kān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle

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

days,
יָמִ֣ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

the Israelites
בְנֵי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

kept
וְשָׁמְר֧וּ (wə·šā·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the LORD’s
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

charge
מִשְׁמֶ֥רֶת (miš·me·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function

and did not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

set out.
יִסָּֽעוּ׃ (yis·sā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5265: To pull up, the tent-pins, start on a, journey


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