is eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea. 3‡In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses spoke
Note: Trusting in their own power, it took Israel four decades to make an 11-day hike from law to land.
39†And as for your little ones, who you said would become a prey,
Note: Israelites failed to pursue God's plan because of possibility that their progeny might become prey.
‘Your eyes have seen all that the LORD your God has done to these two kings. So will the LORD do to all the kingdoms into which you are crossing.
Note: The defeat of two kings, foretaste of day when all kings bow before One King, true king (Rev 11:15)
the LORD spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of words, but saw no form; there was only a voice. 13‡And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform,
Note: In Exodus, people stayed at mount's foot & saw no form; in Christ, they followed & saw God in flesh.