34:1 1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses: 34:2 “Give these instructions 2 to the Israelites, and tell them: ‘When you enter Canaan, the land that has been assigned to you as an inheritance, 3 the land of Canaan with its borders, 34:3 your southern border 4 will extend from the wilderness of Zin along the Edomite border, and your southern border will run eastward to the extremity of the Salt Sea, 34:4 and then the border will turn from the south to the Scorpion Ascent, 5 continue to Zin, and then its direction 6 will be from the south to Kadesh Barnea. Then it will go to Hazar Addar and pass over to Azmon. 34:5 There the border will turn from Azmon to the Brook of Egypt, and then its direction is to the sea. 7
2 tn Or “command.”
3 tn Heb “this is the land that will fall to you as an inheritance.”
4 tn The expression refers to the corner or extremity of the Negev, the South.
5 tn Or “the Ascent of Scorpions” (עַקְרַבִּים [’aqrabbim] means “scorpions” in Hebrew).
6 tn Heb “its going forth,” or the way it runs.
7 sn That is, the Mediterranean.