Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

And it shall be in Pharaoh's sending forth the people, and God directed not the way of the land of the Philistines, for it is near; for God said, Lest the people shall grieve in their seeing war, and they turn back to Egypt

New American Standard Bible

Now when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; for God said, “The people might change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.”

King James Version

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:

Holman Bible

When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them along the road to the land of the Philistines, even though it was nearby; for God said, “The people will change their minds and return to Egypt if they face war.”

International Standard Version

When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them along the road through the land of the Philistines, even though it was nearer, because God had said, "If the people face war, they may change their minds and return to Egypt."

A Conservative Version

And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near, for God said, Lest perhaps the people regret when they see war, and they return to Eg

American Standard Version

And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not by 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:

Amplified

So it happened, when Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was nearer; for God said, “The people might change their minds when they see war [that is, that there will be war], and return to Egypt.”

Bible in Basic English

Now after Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not take them through the land of the Philistines, though that was near: for God said, If the people see war, they may have a change of heart and go back to Egypt.

Darby Translation

And it came to pass, when Pharaoh let the people go, that God did not lead them the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, That the people may not repent when they see conflict, and return to Egypt.

King James 2000

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 perhaps the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And when Pharaoh released the people, God did not lead them the way of the land of the Philistines, though it [was] nearer, because God said, "Lest the people change their mind when they see war and return to Egypt."

Modern King James verseion

And it happened, when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines although that was near. For God said, Lest the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When Pharaoh had let the people go, God carried them not through the land of the Philistines, though it were a nigh way. For God said, "The people might haply repent when they see war, and so turn again to Egypt."

NET Bible

When Pharaoh released the people, God did not lead them by the way to the land of the Philistines, although that was nearby, for God said, "Lest the people change their minds and return to Egypt when they experience war."

New Heart English Bible

It happened, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, "Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and they return to Egypt;"

The Emphasized Bible

And it came to pass when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead by the land-way of the Philistines, although it was near, - for God said - Lest the people be dismayed when they see war and turn back to Egypt.

Webster

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.

World English Bible

It happened, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God didn't lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, "Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and they return to Egypt;"

Youngs Literal Translation

And it cometh to pass in Pharaoh's sending the people away, that God hath not led them the way of the land of the Philistines, for it is near; for God said, 'Lest the people repent in their seeing war, and have turned back towards Egypt;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּרעה 
Par`oh 
Usage: 268

had let the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

go
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

led
נחה 
Nachah 
Usage: 39

them not through the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

of the Philistines
פּלשׁתּי 
P@lishtiy 
Usage: 288

קרב קרוב 
Qarowb 
Usage: 77

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

נחם 
Nacham 
Usage: 108

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

war
מלחמה 
Milchamah 
Usage: 319

and they return
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

Context Readings

Summary Of Travel

16 And it was for a sign upon thy hand, and for bands between thine eyes: for with a strong hand Jehovah brought us forth from Egypt 17 And it shall be in Pharaoh's sending forth the people, and God directed not the way of the land of the Philistines, for it is near; for God said, Lest the people shall grieve in their seeing war, and they turn back to Egypt 18 And God will turn the people about the way of the desert, the sea of sedge: and the sons of Israel went up active out of the land of Egypt


Cross References

Numbers 14:1-4

And all the assembly will lift up and give their voice; and the people will weep in that night

Exodus 14:11-12

And they will say to Moses, Because no tombs are in Egypt, didst thou take us to die in the desert? what this thou didst to us to bring us forth out of Egypt?

Deuteronomy 17:16

Only he shall not multiply. to himself horses, and he shall not turn back the people to Egypt in order to multiply the horse: and Jehovah said to you, Ye shall no more add to turn back that way.

Nehemiah 9:17

And they will refuse to hear, and they will not remember thy wonders which thou didst with them; and they will harden their necks, and they will give a head to turn back to their servitude in their perverseness: and thou a God of forgivenesses, merciful and compassionate, slow to anger and great of mercy, and thou didst not forsake them.

Exodus 16:2-3

And all the assembly of the sons of Israel will murmur against Moses and against Aaron in the desert

Deuteronomy 20:8

And the scribes shall add to speak to the people, and they said, What man was afraid and cast down of heart? he shall go and turn back to his house, and he shall not melt his brother's heart as his heart.

Judges 7:3

And now, call now in the ears of the people, saying, Who being afraid and trembling shall turn back and turn about from mount Gilead. And there will turn back from the people twenty and two thousand; and ten thousand were left

1 Kings 8:47

And they turned back to their heart in the land which they were carried captive there, and they turned back and supplicated to thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We sinned and acted perversely, and did evil;

Luke 14:27-32

And whoever lifts not his cross, and comes after me, cannot be my disciple.

Acts 7:39

To whom our fathers would not be obedient, but rejected, and in their hearts they turned back into Egypt,

Acts 15:38

But Paul deemed worthy, having withdrawn from them from Pamphylia, and not having come with them to the work, not to take him with them.

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