Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.
The LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.
So the LORD sent poisonous snakes among them, and many of them were bitten and died.
So GOD sent poisonous snakes among the people; they bit them and many in Israel died.
Then the Lord sent poison-snakes among the people; and their bites were a cause of death to numbers of the people of Israel.
Then the LORD sent poisonous serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died.
So the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died.
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1 tn Heb “fiery.”
2 tn The designation of the serpents/ snakes is נְחָשִׁים (nÿkhashim), which is similar to the word for “bronze” (נְחֹשֶׁת, nÿkhoshet). This has led some scholars to describe the serpents as bronze in color. The description of them as fiery indicates they were poisonous. Perhaps the snake in question is a species of adder.