Numbers 21:1-3 TNIV

Arad Destroyed

1 When the Canaanite king of Arad,1 who lived in the Negev,2 heard that Israel was coming along the road to Atharim, he attacked the Israelites and captured some of them.

References for Numbers 21:1

2 Then Israel made this vow3 to the LORD: "If you will deliver these people into our hands, we will totally destroya4 their cities."

References for Numbers 21:2

    • a 21:2 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verse 3.
      3 The LORD listened to Israel's plea and gave the Canaanites5 over to them. They completely destroyed them6 and their towns; so the place was named Hormah.b7

      References for Numbers 21:3

        • b 21:3 - "Hormah" means "destruction".