17 "Now may the Lord's strength be displayed, just as you have declared:

Other Translations of Numbers 14:17

King James Version

17 And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying,

English Standard Version

17 And now, please let the power of the Lord be great as you have promised, saying,

The Message

17 "Now, please, let the power of the Master expand, enlarge itself greatly, along the lines you have laid out earlier when you said,

New King James Version

17 And now, I pray, let the power of my Lord be great, just as You have spoken, saying,

New Living Translation

17 "Please, Lord, prove that your power is as great as you have claimed. For you said,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 14:17

Commentary on Numbers 14:11-19

(Read Numbers 14:11-19)

Moses made humble intercession for Israel. Herein he was a type of Christ, who prayed for those that despitefully used him. The pardon of a nation's sin, is the turning away the nation's punishment; and for that Moses is here so earnest. Moses argued that, consistently with God's character, in his abundant mercies, he could forgive them.