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Numbers 14:4

    Numbers 14:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they said to one another, Let us make a captain over us, and go back to Egypt.

    Webster's Revision

    And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

    World English Bible

    They said one to another, "Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

    Definitions for Numbers 14:4

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 14:4

    Let us make a captain - Here was a formal renunciation of the authority of Moses, and flat rebellion against God. And it seems from Nehemiah 9:17 that they had actually appointed another leader, under whose direction they were about to return to Egypt. How astonishing is this! Their lives were made bitter, because of the rigor with which they were made to serve in the land of Egypt; and yet they are willing, yea eager, to get back into the same circumstances again! Great evils, when once some time past, affect the mind less than present ills, though much inferior. They had partly forgot their Egyptian bondage, and now smart under a little discouragement, having totally lost sight of their high calling, and of the power and goodness of God.