|Overview - Numbers 21|
|1||Israel destroys the Canaanites at Hormah.|
|4||The people murmuring are plagued with fiery serpents.|
|7||They repenting are healed by a brazen serpent.|
|10||Sundry journeys of the Israelites.|
|21||Sihon is overcome,|
Numbers 21:14 (King James Version)
Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,
- in the book
- Joshua 10:13 ; 2 Samuel 1:18
- What he did
- or, Vaheb in Suphah.
- The following seems to be the sense of this passage: "From Vaheb in Suphah, and the torrents of Arnon, even the effusion of the torrents, which goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth for the boundary of Moab; even from thence to the well; (which is the well of which Jehovah spake unto Moses, Gather
- the people, and I will give them water. Then sang Israel this song: Spring up, O Well! Answer ye to it. The well, princes digged it; even nobles of the people digged it, by a decree, upon their borders;) and from the wilderness (or the well, as in LXX) to Mattanah; and from Mattanah," etc. The whole of this, from ver. 14-20, is a fragment from "the book of the wars of Jehovah," probably a book of remembrances or directions written by Moses for the use of Joshua, and describes the several boundaries of the land of Moab. This rendering removes every obscurity, and obviates every difficulty.