Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Numbers 21:18

Context
NETBible

The well which the princes 1  dug, which the leaders of the people opened with their scepters and their staffs.” And from the wilderness they traveled to Mattanah;

XREF

Nu 33:45-47; De 5:31; De 33:4; 2Ch 17:7-9; Ne 3:1,5; Isa 33:22; Joh 1:17; 1Ti 6:17,18; Jas 4:12

NET © Notes

sn The brief song is supposed to be an old workers’ song, and so the mention of leaders and princes is unusual. Some think they are given credit because they directed where the workers were to dig. The scepter and staff might have served some symbolic or divining custom.



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