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Numbers 11:29

    Numbers 11:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD's people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Moses said to him, Envy you for my sake? would God that all the LORD's people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit on them!

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Moses said unto him, Art thou jealous for my sake? would that all Jehovah's people were prophets, that Jehovah would put his Spirit upon them!

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Moses said to him, Are you moved by envy on my account? If only all the Lord's people were prophets, and the Lord might put his spirit on them!

    Webster's Revision

    And Moses said unto him, Art thou jealous for my sake? would that all Jehovah's people were prophets, that Jehovah would put his Spirit upon them!

    World English Bible

    Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all Yahweh's people were prophets, that Yahweh would put his Spirit on them!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Moses said unto him, Art thou jealous for my sake? would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 11:29

    Enviest thou for my sake? -

    Moses, the minister of God,

    Rebukes our partial love,

    Who envy at the gifts bestow'd

    On those we disapprove.

    We do not our own spirit know,

    Who wish to see suppress'd

    The men that Jesu's spirit show,

    The men whom God hath bless'd.

    Would God that all the Lord's people were prophets -

    Shall we the Spirit's course restrain,

    Or quench the heavenly fire?

    Let God his messengers ordain,

    And whom he will inspire.

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    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 11:29

    Enviest thou for my sake? - (Compare Mark 9:38 ff) The other members of the Seventy had been with Moses (compare Numbers 6:16, Numbers 6:24-25) when the gift of prophecy was bestowed on them. They received "of the spirit that was upon him," and exercised their office visibly through and for him. Eldad and Medad prophesying in the camp seemed to Joshua to be acting independently, and so establishing a separate center of authority.