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10:31 'Do not abandon us,' said [Moses]. 'After all, you are familiar with the places where we are going to camp in the desert, and you can be our guide.
Vayomer al-na ta'azov otanu ki al-ken yadata chanotenu bamidbar vehayita lanu le'eynayim.
10:32 If you go with us, we will share with you whatever good God grants us.'
Vehayah ki-telech imanu vehayah hatov hahu asher yetiv Adonay imanu vehetavnu lach.


After all
  See Genesis 18:5, 19:8, 33:10.

and you can be our guide
  (cf. Ibn Ezra). Literally, 'you shall be like eyes for us.' Or, 'you shall be an advisor' (Septuagint). Or, 'You have been our guide' (Rashi; Ibn Ezra).

whatever good...
  Some sources indicate that Chovev eventually agreed to this (Sifri; Rashi). However, some say that he first went home (Sifri; see Exodus 18:27).

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