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 2:15
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2:15 God's hand had been directed specifically against them, crushing them so that they would be finished.
Vegam yad-Adonay hayetah bam lehumam mikerev hamachaneh ad tumam.
2:16 It was at this time that all the men of war among the people finished dying.
Vayehi cha'asher-tamu kol-anshey hamilchamah lamut mikerev ha'am.
2:17 God then spoke to me, saying,
Vayedaber Adonay elay lemor.



Commentary:

crushing them
  (Radak, Sherashim). Hamam in Hebrew, see Esther 9:24. Or, 'agitate' (Rashi, Saadia), 'kill' (Septuagint), or, 'kill suddenly' (Hirsch).

finished dying
  See note on Numbers 33:45.

God then
  Only after the previous generation had died out (Taanith 30b; Rashi). See note on Numbers 20:6.





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