36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O Lord, unto the many thousands [1] of Israel.

Other Translations of Numbers 10:36

New International Version

36 Whenever it came to rest, he said, "Return, Lord, to the countless thousands of Israel."

English Standard Version

36 And when it rested, he said, "Return, O Lord, to the ten thousand thousands of Israel."

The Message

36 And when the Chest was set down, he would say, Rest with us, God, Stay with the many, Many thousands of Israel.

New King James Version

36 And when it rested, he said: "Return, O Lord, To the many thousands of Israel."

New Living Translation

36 And when the Ark was set down, he would say, "Return, O Lord, to the countless thousands of Israel!"

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 10:36

Commentary on Numbers 10:33-36

(Read Numbers 10:33-36)

Their going out and coming in, gives an example to us to begin and end every day's journey and every day's work with prayer. Here is Moses's prayer when the ark set forward, "Rise up, and let thine enemies be scattered." There are those in the world who are enemies to God and haters of him; secret and open enemies; enemies to his truths, his laws, his ordinances, his people. But for the scattering and defeating of God's enemies, there needs no more than God's arising. Observe also the prayer of Moses when the ark rested, that God would cause his people to rest. The welfare and happiness of the Israel of God, consist in the continual presence of God among them. Their safety is not in their numbers, but in the favour of God, and his gracious return to them, and resting with them. Upon this account, Happy art thou, O Israel! who is like unto thee, O people! God will go before them, to find them resting-places by the way. His promise is, and their prayers are, that he will never leave them nor forsake them.