Parallel Verses

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."

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

When Pharaoh let the people go, God led them not by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was nearer; for God said, Lest the people change their purpose when they see 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And it came to pass when Pharaoh had let the people go that God did not lead them 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;

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

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:

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 will be as a sign on your hand and as symbolic ornaments between your eyes that with strength of hand Yahweh brought us out from Egypt." 17 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." 18 So God led the people around [by] the way of the desert [to] the {Red Sea}, and the {Israelites} went up in battle array from the land of Egypt.


Cross References

Numbers 14:1-4

Then all the community {lifted up their voices}, and the people wept during that night.

Exodus 14:11-12

And they said to Moses, "Because there are no graves in Egypt? Is that why you have taken us to die in the desert? What [is] this you have done to us by bringing us out from Egypt!

Deuteronomy 17:16

Except, he may {not make numerous} for himself horses, and he may not allow the people to [to go] to Egypt {in order to increase horses}, for Yahweh has said to you that {you may never return}.

Nehemiah 9:17

They refused to listen and did not remember your wonders that you did among them. They stiffened their neck and in their rebellion {determined} to return to their slavery. But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and compassionate, {slow to anger}, abundant in loyal love, so you did not abandon them.

Exodus 16:2-3

And all the community of the {Israelites} grumbled against Moses and against Aaron in the desert.

Deuteronomy 20:8

And the officials shall continue to speak to the troops, and they shall say, '{What man} is afraid {and disheartened}? Let him go, and let him return to his house, and let him not cause the heart of his brothers to melt like his.'

Judges 7:3

So then, please proclaim in the {hearing} of the troops, saying, 'Whoever [is] fearful and trembling, let him return and depart from the Mount of Gilead.'" About twenty-two thousand troops returned, and ten thousand remained.

1 Kings 8:47

and then they return their heart in the land where they have been taken captive and they return and plead to you in the land of their captivity, saying, 'We have sinned and we did wrong. We acted wickedly,'

Luke 14:27-32

Whoever does not carry his own cross and {follow} me {cannot be} my disciple.

Acts 7:39

to whom our fathers were not willing to become obedient, but rejected [him] and turned [back] in their hearts to Egypt,

Acts 15:38

but Paul held the opinion they should not take this one along, who departed from them in Pamphylia and did not accompany them in the work.

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