Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Numbers 14:9

Context
NETBible

Only do not rebel against the Lord, and do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. 1  Their protection 2  has turned aside from them, but the Lord is with us. Do not fear them!”

XREF

Ge 48:21; Ex 33:16; Nu 24:8; De 7:18; De 7:21; De 9:7,23,24; De 20:1-4; De 20:3; De 31:6,8; De 32:42; Jos 1:5; Jud 1:22; 2Ch 13:12; 2Ch 15:2; 2Ch 20:17; 2Ch 32:8; Ps 14:4; Ps 46:1,2,7,11; Ps 74:14; Ps 91:1; Ps 121:5; Isa 1:2; Isa 8:9,10; Isa 30:2,3; Isa 32:2; Isa 41:10; Isa 41:14; Isa 63:10; Jer 48:45; Da 9:5,9; Mt 1:23; Ro 8:31; Php 1:27

NET © Notes

sn The expression must indicate that they could destroy the enemies as easily as they could eat bread.

tn Heb “their shade.” The figure compares the shade from the sun with the protection from the enemy. It is also possible that the text is alluding to their deities here.



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