Numbers 27:16

16 “May the LORD, the God who gives breath to all living things, appoint someone over this community

Read Numbers 27:16 Using Other Translations

Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,
"Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation
“O LORD, you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Please appoint a new man as leader for the community.

What does Numbers 27:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 27:16

Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh
The Maker of the souls of men, called the spirits of all flesh, or of corporeal beings, to distinguish them from the angels, who, though spirits, are incorporeal; and who knows the different qualities of the souls of men, their powers, and capacities, and fitness for service, what gifts and talents they have for business; and who can bestow such upon them, which will quality them for it:

set a man over the congregation:
meaning in his room and stead.

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