Deuteronomy 1:19

19 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.

Deuteronomy 1:19 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Deuteronomy 1:19 In-Context

17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.
19 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.
20 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give unto us.
21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.