Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:

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The people repent

Exodus 14:11
Then said they unto Moses, Was it because there were no graves in Egypt, that thou didst fetch us to die in the desert? What is this thou hast done to us, bringing us forth out of Egypt?
Numbers 14:1
Then did all the assembly lift up, and give forth their voice, - and the people wept throughout that night.
Deuteronomy 20:8
Then shall the officers further speak unto the people, and say - Who is the man that is fearful and faint-hearted? let him go and return unto his house, - lest his brethren's heart melt as well as his heart.
Judges 7:3
Now, therefore, proclaim, I pray thee, in the ears of the people, saying, Whoso feareth and trembleth - let him turn and go hack from Mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty-two thousand, and, ten thousand, remained.
1 Kings 8:47
and they come back to their right mind, in the land whither they have been taken captive, - and so turn and make supplication unto thee, in the land of their captors, saying, We have sinned and done perversely, we have been lawless;
Luke 14:27
Whoever beareth not his own cross, and cometh after me, cannot be my disciple.
Acts 15:38
but Paul deemed it right, as to him who had withdrawn from them, back from Pamphylia, and had not gone with them unto the work, not to be taking with them, this, man.


Exodus 16:2
Then did all the assembly of the sons of Israel murmur against Moses and against Aaron in the desert;
Deuteronomy 17:16
Moreover he shall not multiply to himself horses, neither shall he cause the people to return to Egypt that he may multiply horses, - when, Yahweh, hath said unto you, Ye shall not again return this way any more.
Nehemiah 9:17
but refused to hearken, neither kept in mind thy wonders which thou hadst done with them, but they hardened their neck, and appointed a head that they might return to their servitude, in their perverseness. But, thou, art a God of forgivenesses, gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness, and didst not forsake them.
Acts 7:39
Unto whom, our fathers would not become obedient, but thrust him away, and turned in their hearts unto Egypt,

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Ezekiel 20:10
Therefore brought I them forth out of the land of Egypt, - and caused them to come into the desert.