SEV Biblia, Chapter 32:20 Entonces les respondió Moisés: Si lo hiciereis así, si os apercibiereis para ir delante del SEÑOR a la guerra,
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 20. And Moses said unto them , etc.] Being better disposed towards them, and more satisfied with the reasonableness of their request, it being explained unto him: if ye will do this thing ; which they had promised: if ye will go armed before the Lord to war ; they had said they would go ready armed before the children of Israel, but Moses expresses it “before the Lord”; which is more agreeable to their encampment and order in marching, for not the standard of Reuben but that of Judah went foremost, yet the standard of Reuben marched directly before the sanctuary bore by the Kohathites, ( Numbers 10:18,21), and so might be properly said to go before the Lord, who dwelt there.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 16-27 - Here is the good effect of plain dealing. Moses, by showing their sin and the danger of it, brought them to their duty, without murmuring of disputing. All men ought to consider the interests of others as well a their own; the law of love requires us to labour, venture, or suffe for each other as there may be occasion. They propose that their men of war should go ready armed before the children of Israel into the lan of Canaan, and that they should not return till the conquest of Canaa was ended. Moses grants their request, but he warns them of the dange of breaking their word. If you fail, you sin against the Lord, and no against your brethren only; God will certainly reckon with you for it Be sure your sin will find you out. Sin will surely find out the sinne sooner or later. It concerns us now to find our sins out, that we ma repent of them, and forsake them, lest they find us out to our ruin.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 אליהם 413 משׁה 4872 אם 518 תעשׂון 6213 את 853 הדבר 1697 הזה 2088 אם 518 תחלצו 2502 לפני 6440 יהוה 3068 למלחמה׃ 4421