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Deuteronomy 1:19

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19 Then, as the LORD our God commanded us, we set out from Horeb and went toward the hill country of the Amorites through all that vast and dreadful wilderness that you have seen, and so we reached Kadesh Barnea.

Read Deuteronomy 1:19 Using Other Translations

And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadeshbarnea.
"Then we set out from Horeb and went through all that great and terrifying wilderness that you saw, on the way to the hill country of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us. And we came to Kadesh-barnea.
“Then, just as the LORD our God commanded us, we left Mount Sinai and traveled through the great and terrifying wilderness, as you yourselves remember, and headed toward the hill country of the Amorites. When we arrived at Kadesh-barnea,

What does Deuteronomy 1:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 1:19

And when we departed from Horeb
As the Lord commanded them to do, when they were obedient:

we went through all the great and terrible wilderness;
the wilderness of Paran, called "great", it reaching from Mount Sinai to Kadeshbarnea, eleven days' journey, as Adrichomius F12 relates; and "terrible", being so hard and dry as not to be ploughed nor sown, and presented to the sight something terrible and horrible, even the very image of death; to which may be added the fiery serpents and scorpions it abounded with, ( Deuteronomy 8:15 ) ,

which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites;
that is, in the way that led to the mountain:

as the Lord our God commanded us;
to depart from Horeb, and take a tour through the wilderness towards the said mountain:

and we came to Kadeshbarnea;
having stayed a month by the way at Kibrothhattaavah, where they lusted after flesh, and seven days at Hazeroth, where Miriam was shut out of the camp for leprosy during that time.


FOOTNOTES:

F12 Theatrum Terrae, p. 116.
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