Devotional Readings, M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes

Numbers 21 – A well spring of Beer; Psalm 60 – Wine of Astonishment

Ok, I am being ridiculous…Beer is a place not a beverage. Here’s the text.

Num 21:16  And from thence they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the LORD spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.

Num 21:17  Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:

Psalms 60:3  Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

Which Gill clarifies…

thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment; or “of trembling” (n), Isa 51:17; that is, to endure such troubles as made them tremble, and astonished and stupefied them; took away their senses, and made them unfit for anything, being smitten with madness, blindness, and astonishment of heart, as is threatened them, Deu 28:28; see Rom 11:7.

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