SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:42 Y el SE—OR me dijo: Diles: No subŠis, ni peleťis, pues no estoy entre vosotros; para que no seŠis heridos delante de vuestros enemigos.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 42. And the Lord said unto me , etc.] When the people had armed themselves, and were in motion, or ready to set forward to ascend the hill: say unto them, go not up, neither fight ; neither go up the hill, and if they did, contrary to this order, and should meet with enemies, not fight them, but retreat: for I am not among you : the ark of the covenant, the symbol of his presence, was then among them, but it did not go with them, it continued in the camp, ( Numbers 14:44) nor did the Lord exert his power, or show himself present with them, or to be on their side, but left them to themselves, and to their enemies: lest ye be smitten before your enemies ; God not being with them to fight for them, protect and defend them, and give them victory.
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 ויאמר 559 יהוה 3068 אלי 413 אמר 559 להם† לא 3808 †תעלו 5927 †ולא 3808 †תלחמו 3898 †כי 3588 †אינני 369 †בקרבכם 7130 ולא 3808 תנגפו 5062 לפני 6440 איביכם׃ 341