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20 But he said, “You may not pass through.” Then Edom came out against them[a] with a large and powerful force.[b]

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  1. Numbers 20:20 tn Heb “to meet him.”
  2. Numbers 20:20 tn Heb “with many [heavy] people and with a strong hand.” The translation presented above is interpretive, but that is what the line means. It was a show of force, numbers and weapons, to intimidate the Israelites.

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