SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:41 Entonces respondisteis y me dijisteis: Hemos pecado contra el SEÑOR; nosotros subiremos y pelearemos, conforme a todo lo que el SEÑOR nuestro Dios nos ha mandado. Y os armasteis cada uno de sus armas de guerra, y os preparasteis para subir al monte.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 41. Then ye answered, and said unto me , etc.] Not being willing to go into the wilderness again, though they wished they had died in it; nor to go the way of the Red sea, which was their way back again to Egypt, though they had been for appointing a captain, and returning thither; but now they repented of what they had said and done: we have sinned against the Lord ; by murmuring against his servants, and disobeying his commands: we will go up and fight according to all that the Lord our God hath commanded us ; which is more than they were bid to do; they were only ordered to go up and possess the land, and it was promised them the Lord would fight for them: and when ye had girded on every man his weapon ; his sword upon his thigh; a large number of them, for all of them were not so disposed, though many were: ye were ready to go unto the hill ; though before backward enough, when they were bid to do it. De Dieu, from the use of the word in the Arabic language, renders it, “ye reckoned it easy to go up unto the hill”; before it was accounted very difficult, by reason the passes were kept and guarded by the Amorites; but now there was no difficulty, when they were bid to go another way, but were ready at once to go up, which comes to the same sense; he further observes, that the word, in another conjugation in the same language, signifies to make light of, or despise f14 ; and so may be rendered, “and ye despised”; that is, rejected and despised the order given them to go into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea in the preceding verse, by their attempting to go up the hill; though the word so taken will bear another sense, agreeable to the first, that they now made a light matter of it, as if it was nothing, and there was no difficulty in it to go up the hill, which before was too hard and heavy for them.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 19-46 - Moses reminds the Israelites of their march from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea, through that great and terrible wilderness. He shows ho near they were to a happy settlement in Canaan. It will aggravate the eternal ruin of hypocrites, that they were not far from the kingdom of God. As if it were not enough that they were sure of their God befor them, they would send men before them. Never any looked into the Holy Land, but they must own it to be a good land. And was there any caus to distrust this God? An unbelieving heart was at the bottom of all this. All disobedience to God's laws, and distrust of his power an goodness, flow from disbelief of his word, as all true obedienc springs from faith. It is profitable for us to divide our past live into distinct periods; to give thanks to God for the mercies we have received in each, to confess and seek the forgiveness of all the sin we can remember; and thus to renew our acceptance of God's salvation and our surrender of ourselves to his service. Our own plans seldo avail to good purpose; while courage in the exercise of faith, and in the path of duty, enables the believer to follow the Lord fully, to disregard all that opposes, to triumph over all opposition, and to tak firm hold upon the promised blessings __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ותענו 6030 ותאמרו 559 אלי 413 חטאנו 2398 ליהוה 3068 אנחנו 587 נעלה 5927 ונלחמנו 3898 ככל 3605 אשׁר 834 צונו 6680 יהוה 3068 אלהינו 430 ותחגרו 2296 אישׁ 376 את 853 כלי 3627 מלחמתו 4421 ותהינו 1951 לעלת 5927 ההרה׃ 2022