SEV Biblia, Chapter 20:14 Â¶ Y envió Moisés embajadores al rey de Edom desde Cades, diciendo : Así dice Israel tu hermano: Tú has sabido todo el trabajo que nos ha venido;
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Numbers 20:14 Verse 14. Sent messengers-unto the king of Edom] Archbishop Usher supposes that the king now reigning in Edom was Hadar, mentioned Gen. xxxvi. 39.
Thus saith thy brother Israel] The Edomites were the descendants of Edom or Esau, the brother of Jacob or Israel, from whom the Israelites were descended.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 14. And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom , etc.] This country was sometimes governed by kings, and sometimes by “dukes”, (see Genesis 36:14-43). At the time of the passage of the Israelites through the Red sea, we read of the dukes of Edom, ( Exodus 15:15), and here, thirty nine years after, of a king of Edom, but who he was is not certain. Bishop Usher takes him to be the same with Hadar, the last of the race of kings mentioned in ( Genesis 36:39), to him Moses sent messengers with a request, which follows after a preamble to it; who were the messengers is not said; the place from whence they were sent is Kadesh, a city on the borders of the land of Edom; but not Kadeshbarnea, Aben Ezra says, though some are of opinion it is the same, (see Numbers 20:1): thus saith thy brother Israel ; the Israelites and Edomites springing from two men, Jacob and Esau, who were twin brothers, and is observed to ingratiate themselves to the Edomites, and gain their request, pleading relation to them: thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us ; what an uncomfortable condition they had been in for many years, which was well known to Edom, a neighbouring country, as is reasonable to suppose; since the fame of the children of Israel coming out of Egypt, passing through the Red sea, and being so long in the wilderness, was spread everywhere; this was said to move their pity.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 14-21 - The nearest way to Canaan from the place where Israel encamped, wa through the country of Edom. The ambassadors who were sent returne with a denial. The Edomites feared to receive damage by the Israelites And had this numerous army been under any other discipline than that of the righteous God himself, there might have been cause for thi jealousy. But Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing; and now the hatred revived, when the blessing was about to be inherited. We mus not think it strange, if reasonable requests be denied by unreasonabl men, and if those whom God favours be affronted by men.
Original Hebrew וישׁלח 7971 משׁה 4872 מלאכים 4397 מקדשׁ 6946 אל 413 מלך 4428 אדום 123 כה 3541 אמר 559 אחיך 251 ישׂראל 3478 אתה 859 ידעת 3045 את 853 כל 3605 התלאה 8513 אשׁר 834 מצאתנו׃ 4672