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20:19 The Israelites said, 'We will keep on the beaten path. If we or our cattle drink any of your water, we will pay the full price. It is of no concern. We only want to pass through on foot.'
Vayomru elav beney-Yisra'el bamsilah na'aleh ve'im-meymeycha nishteh ani umiknay venatati michram rak eyn-davar beraglay e'evorah.
20:20 'Do not come through!' was Edom's response. Edom came forth to confront [the Israelites] with a large number of people and a show of force.
Vayomer lo ta'avor vayetse Edom likrato be'am kaved uveyad chazakah.



Commentary:

beaten path
  (Targum). Mesilla in Hebrew. Or, 'cleared path' (Radak, Sherashim), or, 'mountain route' (Septuagint; cf. 2 Chronicles 9:11).

It is of no concern
  (Tur; HaKethav VeHaKabbalah; Septuagint) Or, 'It will cause no harm' (Rashi), or, 'we have no bad intentions' (Targum).

on foot
  Or, 'with my foot troops' (Bachya; see Exodus 12:37).

show of force
  Literally, 'strong hand.' See Exodus 3:19





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