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Numbers 14:42

42 Do not go up, because the LORD is not with you. You will be defeated by your enemies,

Read Numbers 14:42 Using Other Translations

Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.
Do not go up, for the Lord is not among you, lest you be struck down before your enemies.
Do not go up into the land now. You will only be crushed by your enemies because the LORD is not with you.

What does Numbers 14:42 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 14:42

Go not up, for the Lord [is] not among you
And therefore could not expect success, for victory is of the Lord; the Targum of Jonathan adds,

``the ark, and the tabernacle, and the cloud of glory move not,''

which were a plain indication that the Lord would not go with them, and therefore could not hope to prevail over their enemies and enter the land, but on the contrary might expect to be defeated by them, as follows:

that ye be not smitten before your enemies;
of which they would be in great danger should they attempt to go up the hill, and the Lord not with them.

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