Deuteronomy 2:3

3 'You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north,

Deuteronomy 2:3 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 2:3

Ye have compassed this mountain long enough
It was time to be gone from thence, as from Horeb, ( Deuteronomy 1:6 ) ,

turn you northward;
from the southern border of Edom towards the land of Canaan, which lay north. It was from Eziongeber in the land of Edom, from whence the Israelites came to Kadesh, where they sent messengers to the king of Edom, to desire a passage through his land; see ( Numbers 33:36 ) ( 20:14 ) .

Deuteronomy 2:3 In-Context

1 "Then we turned and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as the LORD spoke to me, and circled Mount Seir for many days.
2 "And the LORD spoke to me, saying,
3 'You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north,
4 and command the people, saying, "You will pass through the territory of your brothers the sons of Esau who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So be very careful;
5 do not provoke them, for I will not give you any of their land, even as little as a footstep because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.
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