SEV Biblia, Chapter 20:19 Y los hijos de Israel dijeron: Por el camino seguido iremos; y si bebiéremos tus aguas yo y mis ganados, daré el precio de ellas; ciertamente sin hacer otra cosa, pasaré de seguida.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 19. And the children of Israel said unto him , etc.] The messengers sent by the children of Israel made answer to the king of Edom: we will go by the highway ; we desire no other favour but that of the public road; we propose not to go through any part of the country that is enclosed and cultivated, to do any damage to it: if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for it ; as it was usual, and still is, to buy water in those countries near the Red sea, where it is scarce. We are told f290 , that at Suess, a city on the extremity of the Red sea, there is no water nearer than six or seven hours journey towards the north east, which is brought from thence on camels; and a small vessel of it is sold for three or four medinas, and a larger vessel for eight or ten, according to the demand for it; a medina is an Egyptian piece of money, worth about three halfpence of our English money: I will only (without doing anything else) go through on my feet ; as fast as I can, without saying anything to the inhabitants to terrify and distress them, and without doing them any injury. Some render it, I will only go “with my footmen” f291 ; foot soldiers, an army on foot, as Israel were.
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 ויאמרו 559 אליו 413 בני 1121 ישׂראל 3478 במסלה 4546 נעלה 5927 ואם 518 מימיך 4325 נשׁתה 8354 אני 589 ומקני 4735 ונתתי 5414 מכרם 4377 רק 7535 אין 369 דבר 1697 ברגלי 7272 אעברה׃ 5674