Bible: Num 14:30-45

14:30 You will by no means enter into the land where 1  I swore 2  to settle 3  you. The only exceptions are Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun. 14:31 But I will bring in your little ones, whom you said would become victims of war, 4  and they will enjoy 5  the land that you have despised. 14:32 But as for you, your dead bodies will fall in this wilderness, 14:33 and your children will wander 6  in the wilderness forty years and suffer for your unfaithfulness, 7  until your dead bodies lie finished 8  in the wilderness. 14:34 According to the number of the days you have investigated this land, forty days – one day for a year – you will suffer for 9  your iniquities, forty years, and you will know what it means to thwart me. 10  14:35 I, the Lord, have said, “I will surely do so to all this evil congregation that has gathered together against me. In this wilderness they will be finished, and there they will die!”’

14:36 The men whom Moses sent to investigate the land, who returned and made the whole community murmur against him by producing 11  an evil report about the land, 14:37 those men who produced the evil report about the land, died by the plague before the Lord. 14:38 But Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among 12  the men who went to investigate the land, lived. 14:39 When Moses told 13  these things to all the Israelites, the people mourned 14  greatly.

14:40 And early 15  in the morning they went up to the crest of the hill country, 16  saying, “Here we are, and we will go up to the place that the Lord commanded, 17  for we have sinned.” 18  14:41 But Moses said, “Why 19  are you now transgressing the commandment 20  of the Lord? It will not succeed! 14:42 Do not go up, for the Lord is not among you, and you will be 21  defeated before your enemies. 14:43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and you will fall by the sword. Because you have turned away from the Lord, the Lord will not be with you.”

14:44 But they dared 22  to go up to the crest of the hill, although 23  neither the ark of the covenant of the Lord nor Moses departed from the camp. 14:45 So the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in that hill country swooped 24  down and attacked them 25  as far as Hormah. 26 

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