Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Numbers 21:34

But the Lord said to Moses, "Do not fear him, for I have given him into your hand, and all his people and his land; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon."
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Edrei;   Faith;   Heshbon;   Israel;   Og;   Thompson Chain Reference - Discouragement-Encouragement;   Fear;   Fear Nots;   Seven;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Amorites, the;   Desert, Journey of Israel through the;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ammonites;   Edrei;   Serpents;   Sihon;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ammon;   Amorites;   Bashan;   Canaan;   Jabbok;   Reuben;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Bashan;   Edrei;   Og;   Sihon;   Wars of the Lord, the Book of the;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Amorite (the);   Bashan;   Og;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Amorites;   Bashan;   Conquest of Canaan;   Edrei;   Og;   Reba;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Jephthah;   Medeba;   Numbers, Book of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Edrei ;   Heshbon ;   Sihon ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Mount hor;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Hauran;   Og;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - On to Canaan;   Moses, the Man of God;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Fear;   Moses;   Og;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Botany;   Giants;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the Lord said unto Moses, fear him not,.... Og being of a gigantic stature, and his forces numerous, might cause some fear in Moses, and in the people, and therefore the Lord encouraged them not to be afraid of him and his army:

for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; that is, he had determined to do it, and now promised it, and it might be depended on and looked upon as if actually done:

and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon; slay him and his people, and take possession of his country.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Numbers 21:34". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/numbers-21.html. 1999.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Numbers 21:34. The Lord said unto Moses We refer the reader to the third chapter of Deuteronomy, where this event is recorded more at large.

REFLECTIONS.—Instead of being warned by the fate of his neighbours, Og, king of Bashan, hastens to the attack, and meets the like destruction. God encourages his people; they fight and conquer, and possess the land. No weapon formed against them can prosper. The powers of corruption, though strong as this gigantic Amorite, must fall before the believer who is clad in the panoply of God. These successes were a happy earnest of future victory; and from every struggle against sin, our faith should grow more confirmed. He who is the strength of his faithful people now, will be their salvation for ever.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Numbers 21:34". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/numbers-21.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Fear him not; a necessary caution, for he was a great giant, Deuteronomy 3:11, likely to strike them with terror.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Numbers 21:34". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/numbers-21.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

34.I have delivered — The promise is strengthened by the past tense. Israel’s fidelity is the implied condition. Israel’s unbelief would have lost the battle.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Numbers 21:34". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/numbers-21.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

thou shalt do, &c. Compare Psalms 135:11.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Numbers 21:34". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/numbers-21.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

The Lord said ... Fear him not. This was a necessary encouragement, because his gigantic stature was calculated to inspire terror. He and all his were put to the sword, and his 60 cities overthrown (see the note at Deuteronomy 3:11).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Numbers 21:34". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/numbers-21.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
Fear him
14:9; Deuteronomy 3:2,11; 20:3; 31:6; Joshua 10:8,25; Isaiah 41:13
for I have
Deuteronomy 3:3; 7:24; Joshua 8:7; Judges 11:30; 1 Samuel 23:4; 2 Samuel 5:19; 1 Kings 20:13,28; 2 Kings 3:18
thou shalt
24; Psalms 135:10,11
as thou
24,25
Reciprocal: Exodus 23:31 - deliver the;  Numbers 32:4 - GeneralDeuteronomy 3:22 - for the Lord;  Joshua 14:12 - if so be

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Numbers 21:34". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/numbers-21.html.