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General Information:

The quotation in verse 40 is from the writings of Moses.

This is the man who was in the assembly

“This is the man Moses who was among the Israelites”

This is the man

The phrase “This is the man” throughout this passage refers to Moses.

this is the man who received living words to give to us

God was the one who gave those words. AT: “this is the man to whom God spoke living words to give to us”

living words

Possible meanings are 1) “a message that endures” or 2) “words that give life.” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metonymy)

pushed him away from themselves

This metaphor emphasizes their rejection of Moses. AT: “they rejected him as their leader” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor)

in their hearts they turned back

To do something in the heart is a metonym for desiring to to something. AT: “they desired to turn back” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metonymy)

At that time

“When they decided to return to Egypt”


  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/assembly
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/desert
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/angel
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/sinai
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/father
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/obey
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/turn
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/egypt
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/aaron
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/falsegod
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/moses