The first part of the book of numbers describes the lives of the numbering of the people at sinai and the preparations that. Then the people cried out to moses, and when moses prayed to the lord, the fire. Now when the people complained, it displeased the lord. Numbers, chapter 11 king james version christian answers. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. The ethiopian either, 1st, zipporah, who is here called an ethiopian, in the hebrew, a cushite, because she was a midianite. In spite of the difficulties imposed by numbers on todays readers, the main point of the book is of immense importance for gods people in any age.
Numbers 1 to 10 free bible commentary in easy english. Numbers 11, new king james version nkjv the bible app. The book of numbers tells a story that has two main characters god and israel. A wind from the lord brings quails to the camp, numbers 11. The book of numbers is the fourth book of the christian old testament. This chapter is similar to some chapters in the first part of the book, before the israelites began their journey. Numbers 11 new international version niv fire from the lord. When i read the surrounding verses it seems moses was frustrated. Complete text, index, search, bible verse, bible story, scripture, book, prophesy, christian. The book of numbers new international commentary on the old. The pretence was, that he had married a foreign wife. These record the numbers of male israelites who were over 20 years old. The people weep in their tents, and the lord is displeased, 10. The mixed multitude long for flesh, and murmur, 46.
The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on this neglected book of scripture. Tell each tribe where to camp round gods tent numbers chapter 2. The lord smote the people with a very great plague with a pestilence, say some, with a consumption, say others. Were written in a book or paper by moses, who by gods direction. Numbers chapter 10 david guziks commentaries on the. Numbers commentary matthew henry commentary on the. The punishment of the murmurers stopt by the prayer of moses, ver. Commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. The new ungers bible dictionary says about the title. This seems to agree best with the threatening, numbers 11. John wesley commentary on numbers chapter 11 bible study aids. Unaccustomed to the fatigues of travel and wandering into the depths of a desert, less mountainous but far more gloomy and desolate than that of sinai, without any near prospect of the rich country that had been promised, they fell into a state of. These were all the men who could fight in a battle. Numbers 10 king james version 1 and the lord spake unto moses, saying, 2 make thee two trumpets of silver.
This is the exact same place where the israelites have been hanging out since god freed them from slavery back in exodus. Were written in a book or paper by moses, who by gods direction nominated the fittest persons. See the sinfulness of sin, which takes occasion from the commandment to be provoking. Gordon wenham numbers tyndale old testament commentaries, 1981. Man, having forsaken his proper rest, feels uneasy and wretched, though prosperous. The hebrew name for these books is the torah, which means law. Numbers 12 chapter 11 hitherto things had gone pretty well in israel. Numbers with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. God provided manna and the people complained that the food was better in egypt where they were slaves. Study numbers 11 using wesleys explanatory notes to better understand scripture with.
Numbers 12, new king james version nkjv the bible app. Numbers 11 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available. Verses 154 and jehovah spake unto moses in the wilderness of sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of egypt, saying, take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of israel, by their families, by their fathers houses, according to the number of the names, every male, by their polls. But it seems more probable that it was by some untimely death, which was the effect of their own gluttony and intemperance. The place is called kibrothhattaavah, or the graves of lust, numbers 11. The book of numbers narrates a key chapter in the story of israel. The purity of the church must be kept as carefully as the peace and order of it. Numbers 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries. It would also hinder the guilty from escaping, and the innocent from coming under just suspicion. Numbers 10 two silver trumpets, the departure from the sinai. The lxx title arithmoi numbers was rendered liber numeri in the vulg. And the lord said unto moses, they shall offer their offering, each prince on his day, for the.
Matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete numbers. Deuteronomy opens with a reference to the first day of the eleventh month of the 40th year. Then fire from the lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. Take a census of the sons of kohath from among the children of levi, by their families, by their fathers house, from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tabernacle of meeting. Numbers chapter 12 kjv king james version patricia, if youre referring to the matter in numbers 12.
This book is called numbers because there are many lists of numbers in it. Theyve been in this same spot for about a year and now theyre getting ready to start out on their journey to this land flowing with milk and honey that god keeps talking about. The book of numbers is the fourth of five parts which comprise what scripture calls the book of moses. Numbers 11 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes. Numbers 11 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole.
Moses intercedes for them, and the fire is quenched, 2. And miriam miriam seems to be first named, because she was the first mover of the sedition. Numbers 11 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. Numbers 11 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. My title for this lesson is what god has against grumbling. Read numbers commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Numbers in the picture study bible the book of numbers. Numbers 11 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. Learn book of numbers chapter 1 with free interactive flashcards. Choose from 500 different sets of book of numbers chapter 1 flashcards on quizlet. The way the story is told sounds odd and often harsh to readers today. They were weary of the provision god had made for them, although wholesome food and nourishing.
The feminine singular verb that initiates the chapter lit. Numbers 11 to 20 free bible commentary in easy english. The book of numbers continues the history of the people of israel after they escaped from egypt, and it tells what happened during the forty years when the israelites lived in the desert on their journey from mount sinai to canaan, this book is named numbers because it begins with moses counting the israelites to find out the number of people in each of israels twelve tribes. Commentaries for numbers chapter 11 the burning at taberah. Give duties to the priests numbers chapters 3 and 4. Numbers 11 is a chapter where the children of israel along with the mixed multitude that came out with them fell lusting and complaining about the food they had in the wilderness god burnt many of them with a fire in the wilderness in the uttermost parts of the camp. This is 38 years, eight months and ten days after the nation departed from sinai deut 1. In these two chapters we are going to read of a number of instances of everyone from moses on down grumbling about their situation and dealing with their. And when the people complained, it displeased the lord. The people complained hebrew, as it were, complained. They contain gods instructions about how his people should live.
David guzik commentary on numbers 11, where the israelites complain about their situation in the wilderness and god promises meat for manna. But the accounts are not in the order that these things happened. So the fire of the lord burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp. It describes a period of transition from the exodus generation to the generation that would enter the promised land. The account here gives the incident at taberah numbers 11. The two silver trumpets were for use in directing the movement of the camps for marching and for battle, and also for gathering the nation together for an assembly. This is part of a larger series on the pentateuch to be found at th.
Chapter 11 concludes with a description of the devastating effects of the plague upon the israelites. The first 5 books in the bible are called the 5 books of moses. We read earlier that god was angry with the people. Numbers chapter 11 explained discover the 66 books of.
Numbers chapter 11 summary numbers 11 is a chapter where the children of israel along with the mixed multitude that came out with them fell lusting and complaining about the food they had in the wilderness. Numbers chapter 12 1 and when the people complained, it displeased the lord. Numbers 11 king james version kjv 11 and when the people complained, it displeased the lord. On the other hand, it would hinder the cruel treatment such suspicions might occasion.
Command the children of israel that they put out of the camp every leper, everyone who has a discharge, and whoever becomes defiled by a corpse. The unclean to be removed out of the camp, restitution to be made for trespasses. Miriam struck with leprosy, and healed at the prayer of moses. Most of the events of the book are set in the wilderness. The spirit that came out in this chapter finally resulted in gods rejection of that. Numbers 11 commentary james burton coffman commentaries. The book is so designated because it makes a double reference to taking a census of the jewish people.
Numbers 11 and the people complained in the hearing of the. When the people complained it displeased the lord, etc. These two narratives, along with other stories in the book of numbers that depict the lords judgment, have the overall effect of explaining how a generation of israel passes away in the wilderness prior to their entrance into canaan numbers. Unaccustomed to the fatigues of travel and wandering into the depths of a desert, less mountainous but far more gloomy and desolate than that of sinai, without any near prospect of the rich country that had been promised. May 31, 2016 commentary on numbers 22 and the story of the prophet balaam. Different grave sins of individuals or of the people of israel as a company are mentioned. The people complain, the lord is displeased, and many of them are consumed by fire, 1. The chief cause of their murmuring is represented numbers 11. David guzik commentary on numbers 12, where miriam and aaron bring an accusation against moses questioning his authority. Commentary on the book of numbers by matthew henry old.1205 77 1587 1166 1270 386 1214 1249 808 680 1302 1081 541 1001 1452 996 509 977 192 1202 1255 1087 1529 303 4 1240 1322 1071 1485 256 788 761 1130 869 1097 1080 128 890 234 184 185 1276 926 1232 1118 1287 145 137