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Deuteronomy 2:1

    Deuteronomy 2:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spoke to me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as Jehovah spake unto me; and we compassed mount Seir many days.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then we went back, journeying into the waste land by the way to the Red Sea, as the Lord had said to me: and we were a long time going round Mount Seir.

    Webster's Revision

    Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as Jehovah spake unto me; and we compassed mount Seir many days.

    World English Bible

    Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as Yahweh spoke to me; and we encircled Mount Seir many days.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 2:1

    Sea - Large basin.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 2:1

    Deuteronomy 2:1 seems to refer in general terms to the long years of wandering, the details of which were not for Moses' present purpose. The command of Deuteronomy 2:2-3 relates to their journey from Kadesh to Mount Hor Numbers 20:22; Numbers 33:37, and directs their march around to the southern extremity of Mount Seir, so as to "compass the land of Edom" Judges 11:18; Numbers 21:4, and so northward toward the Arnon, i. e., "by the way of the wilderness of Moab," Deuteronomy 2:8. This circuitous path was followed because of the refusal of the Edomites to allow the people to pass through their territory.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 2:1

    2:1 Mount Seir - The mountainous country of Seir or Edom. Many days - Even for thirty eight years.