“The well that the princes made, that the nobles of the people dug, with the scepter and with their staffs.” And from the wilderness they went on to Mattanah,”
The well that the princes made,
Princes H8269: a head person of any rank or class; captain that had rule; chief; governor; keeper; master. From H8323: to have dominion; make self a rule.
“In which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.”
“Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, ‘The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.’”
“But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?’”
Made H2658: to pry into; to delve to explore; search; seek.
“Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God.”
That the nobles of the people dug,
The nobles H5081: that is generous; magnanimous; a grandee (sometimes a tyrant; willing hearted. From H5068: to impel; to volunteer as a soldier; offer self willingly.
Dug H3738: to dig; to plot; to open; open banquet.
“The insolent have dug pitfalls for me; they do not live according to your law.”
“He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made.”
With the scepter H2710: to hack; engrave (to be a scribe simply); to enact (laws being cut in stone to metal tablets in primitive times); appoint decree.
“So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.”
“Who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
2 Corinthians 3:6
And with their staffs H4938: support; sustenance; a walking stick. Feminine of H4937: a support that is a protector; from H8172: to support one’s self.
“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days.”
“And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness”
“Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is deemed a forest.”
And from the wilderness they went on to Mattanah,
Mattanah H4980: a place in the Desert; the same as H4979: a present; (in a good sense) a sacrificial offering, (in a bad sense) a bribe; gift; Feminine of H4976: a present; reward; from H5414: to give; add; appoint; be healed; bring forth; deliver up without fail; take to God.
“Why have you brought the assembly of the LORD into this wilderness, that we should die here, both we and our cattle?”
“You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.”
1 Corinthians 15:36
“Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, and the sword of your triumph! Your enemies shall come fawning to you, and you shall tread upon their backs.”
“‘But now hear, O Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen! Thus says the LORD who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you: Fear not, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen. For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. This one will say, ‘I am the LORD’s,’ another will call on the name of Jacob, and another will write on his hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and name himself by the name of Israel.’”
Jeshurun H3484: upright (Israel raised); a symbolical name of Israel. From H3474: to be straight; to be made right and prosperous.
“Then will you delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar.”
H5930: a step as ascending; usually a holocaust (as going up in smoke); ascent; burnt offering.