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Numbers 33:2

    Numbers 33:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of Jehovah: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the stages of their journey on their way out were put down in writing by Moses at the order of the Lord: these are the stages of their journey and the way they went.

    Webster's Revision

    And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of Jehovah: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

    World English Bible

    Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of Yahweh: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 33:2

    And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys - We may consider the whole book of Numbers as a diary, and indeed the first book of travels ever published. Dr. Shaw, Dr. Pococke, and several others, have endeavored to mark out the route of the Israelites, through this great, dreary, and trackless desert, and have ascertained many of the stages here described. Indeed there are sufficient evidences of this important journey still remaining, for the descriptions of many are so particular that the places are readily ascertained by them; but this is not the case with all. Israel was the Church of God in the wilderness, and its unsettled, wandering state under Moses may point out the unsettled state of religion under the law. Their being brought, after the death of Moses, into the promised rest by Joshua, may point out the establishment, fixedness, and certainty of that salvation provided by Jesus Christ, of whom Joshua, in name and conduct, was a remarkable type. Mr. Ainsworth imagines that the forty-two stations here enumerated, through which the Israelites were brought to the verge of the promised land, and afterwards taken over Jordan into the rest which God had promised, point out the forty-two generations from Abraham unto Christ, through whom the Savior of the world came, by whose blood we have an entrance into the holiest, and enjoy the inheritance among the saints in light. And Mr. Bromley, in his Way to the Sabbath of Rest, considers each name and place as descriptive of the spiritual state through which a soul passes in its way to the kingdom of God. But in cases of this kind fancy has much more to do than judgment.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 33:2

    33:2 And Moses wrote their goings out - When they set out, God ordered him to keep a journal of all the remarkable occurrences in the way, that it might be a satisfaction to himself and an instruction to others. It may be of use to Christians, to preserve an account of the providences of God concerning them, the constant series of mercies they have experienced, and especially those turns which have made some days of their lives more remarkable.