Numbers 21:17

17 Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing about it,

Numbers 21:17 in Other Translations

17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:
17 Then Israel sang this song: "Spring up, O well!--Sing to it!--
17 There the Israelites sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Yes, sing its praises!
17 That's where Israel sang this song: Erupt, Well! Sing the Song of the Well,
17 Then Israel sang this song: Spring up, well-sing to it!

Numbers 21:17 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 21:17

Then Israel sang this song
Being affected with the free favour and good will of God towards them:

spring up, O well;
for the springing up of which they prayed in faith, believing in the promise of God, that it would spring up; and so encouraged one another not only to believe it, but even to sing on account of it before it actually did:

sing ye unto it;
or on account of it praise the Lord for it; or "answer to it" F13, it being their manner to sing their songs by responses, or alternately.


F13 (hl wne) "respondete ei", Montanus; "alternis canite ei", Tigurine version, Piscator.

Numbers 21:17 In-Context

15 and the slopes of the ravines that lead to the settlement of Ar and lie along the border of Moab.”
16 From there they continued on to Beer, the well where the LORD said to Moses, “Gather the people together and I will give them water.”
17 Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing about it,
18 about the well that the princes dug, that the nobles of the people sank— the nobles with scepters and staffs.” Then they went from the wilderness to Mattanah,
19 from Mattanah to Nahaliel, from Nahaliel to Bamoth,

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