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Numbers 13:21

    Numbers 13:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So they went up and got a view of the land, from the waste land of Zin to Rehob, on the way to Hamath.

    Webster's Revision

    So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath.

    World English Bible

    So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, to the entering in of Hamath.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 13:21

    From the wilderness of Zin - The place called; צן Tsin, here, is different from that called סין Sin or Seen. Exodus 16:1; the latter was nigh to Egypt, but the former was near Kadesh Barnea, not far from the borders of the promised land.

    "The spies having left Kadesh Barnea, which was in the desert of Paran, see Numbers 13:26, they proceeded to the desert of Tsin, all along the land of Canaan, nearly following the course of the river Jordan, till they came to Rehob, a city situated near Mount Libanus, at the northern extremity of the Holy Land, towards the road that leads to Hamath. Thence they returned through the midst of the same land by the borders of the Sidonians and Philistines, and passing by Mount Hebron, rendered famous by the residence of Abraham formerly, and by the gigantic descendants of Anak at that time, they passed through the valley of the brook of Eshcol, where they cut down the bunch of grapes mentioned Numbers 13:23, and returned to the Israelitish camp after an absence of forty days," Numbers 13:25. See Calmet on this place.

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 13:21

    The wilderness of Zin was the northeastern portion of the wilderness of Paran.

    Rehob ("mod." Khurbeh) was probably the Beth-rehob of Judges 18:28, near Dan-Laish; and apparently to the north of it, since it gave its name to a Syrian kingdom 2 Samuel 8:3. The southern approach to Hamath from the plain of Coele-Syria, lay between those two ranges of Lebanon called Libanus and Antilibanus. A low screen of hills connects the northernmost points of these two ranges; and through this screen the Orontes bursts from the upper Coele-Syrian hollow into the open plain of Hamath.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 13:21

    13:21 Zin - In the south of Canaan, differing from the wilderness of Sin, which was nigh unto Egypt. To Hamath - From the south they passed through the whole land to the northern parts of it; Rehob was a city in the north - west part, Hamath, a city in the north - east.