Parallel Bible results for Numbers 20:14-21

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Numbers 20:14-21

NLT 14 While Moses was at Kadesh, he sent ambassadors to the king of Edom with this message: “This is what your relatives, the people of Israel, say: You know all the hardships we have been through. NIV 14 Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, saying: "This is what your brother Israel says: You know about all the hardships that have come upon us. NLT 15 Our ancestors went down to Egypt, and we lived there a long time, and we and our ancestors were brutally mistreated by the Egyptians. NIV 15 Our forefathers went down into Egypt, and we lived there many years. The Egyptians mistreated us and our fathers, NLT 16 But when we cried out to the , he heard us and sent an angel who brought us out of Egypt. Now we are camped at Kadesh, a town on the border of your land. NIV 16 but when we cried out to the LORD, he heard our cry and sent an angel and brought us out of Egypt. "Now we are here at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory. NLT 17 Please let us travel through your land. We will be careful not to go through your fields and vineyards. We won’t even drink water from your wells. We will stay on the king’s road and never leave it until we have passed through your territory.” NIV 17 Please let us pass through your country. We will not go through any field or vineyard, or drink water from any well. We will travel along the king's highway and not turn to the right or to the left until we have passed through your territory." NLT 18 But the king of Edom said, “Stay out of my land, or I will meet you with an army!” NIV 18 But Edom answered: "You may not pass through here; if you try, we will march out and attack you with the sword." NLT 19 The Israelites answered, “We will stay on the main road. If our livestock drink your water, we will pay for it. Just let us pass through your country. That’s all we ask.” NIV 19 The Israelites replied: "We will go along the main road, and if we or our livestock drink any of your water, we will pay for it. We only want to pass through on foot--nothing else." NLT 20 But the king of Edom replied, “Stay out! You may not pass through our land.” With that he mobilized his army and marched out against them with an imposing force. NIV 20 Again they answered: "You may not pass through." Then Edom came out against them with a large and powerful army. NLT 21 Because Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through their country, Israel was forced to turn around. NIV 21 Since Edom refused to let them go through their territory, Israel turned away from them.