Numbers 32:23

23 "But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD, and be sure 1your sin will find you out.

Numbers 32:23 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 32:23

But if ye will not do so
As they promised they would, and Moses insisted on it that they should:

behold, ye have sinned against the Lord
making such a request, and not fulfilling the conditions on which it was granted:

and be sure your sin will find you out;
fly in their faces, accuse them in their consciences, charge and load them with guilt, and bring deserved punishment upon them: sin may be put, as it often is, for the punishment of sin, which sooner or later will find out and come upon the impenitent and unpardoned sinner.

Numbers 32:23 In-Context

21 and all of you armed men cross over the Jordan before the LORD until He has driven His enemies out from before Him,
22 and the land is subdued before the LORD , then afterward you shall return and be free of obligation toward the LORD and toward Israel, and this land shall be yours for a possession before the LORD .
23 "But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD , and be sure your sin will find you out.
24 "Build yourselves cities for your little ones, and sheepfolds for your sheep, and do what you have promised ."
25 The sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, "Your servants will do just as my lord commands.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Genesis 4:7; Genesis 44:16; Isaiah 59:12
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