Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Numbers 21:31

Thus Israel lived in the land of the Amorites.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Heshbon;   Israel;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Amorites, the;   Desert, Journey of Israel through the;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ammonites;   Amorites;   Serpents;   Sihon;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Bashan;   Canaan;   Jabbok;   Reuben;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Gods and Goddesses, Pagan;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Amorite (the);   Sihon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Amorites;   Conquest of Canaan;   Dibon;   Heshbon;   Reba;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Jephthah;   Medeba;   Moab, Moabites;   Moses;   Numbers, Book of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Heshbon ;   Sihon ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Mount hor;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Sihon;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Am'orite, the Am'orites;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - On to Canaan;   Moses, the Man of God;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ammon;   Amorites;   Moab;   Moses;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Moab;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites. Not the land of the Moabites; and by those means before mentioned; by conquering Sihon their king, they came into the possession of it, and took up their dwelling in it; this was the beginning of the conquest of the Canaanites, and an earnest and pledge of inheriting their land promised unto them; the Israelites that dwelt here were the tribes of Reuben and Gad.

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Bibliographical Information
Gill, John. "Commentary on Numbers 21:31". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/numbers-21.html. 1999.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

Israel Settle In The Land of the Amorites (Numbers 21:31).

Numbers 21:31

‘Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.’

The passage ends triumphantly with the fact that Israel now dwelt in the land of the Amorites. The Amorite bogey (Deuteronomy 1:27; Deuteronomy 1:44) had been laid once for all.

One lesson for us from this incident is that sometimes what appears to be a disappointment can be turned by God into a triumph. In this case He was working in His sovereignty with the blessing of His people in mind. Israel were no doubt disappointed that the Amorites refused them passage, but the final result was possession of lands which would be theirs permanently.

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Numbers 21:31". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/numbers-21.html. 2013.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(31) Thus Israel dwelt . . .-Better, And Israel sojourned, &c. (See Note on Numbers 21:25.)

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Numbers 21:31". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/numbers-21.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.
32:33-42; Deuteronomy 3:16,17; Joshua 12:1-6; 13:8-12
Reciprocal: Numbers 21:25 - dwelt

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Numbers 21:31". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/numbers-21.html.