Bible: Numbers 14:11-16

The Punishment from God

14:11 The Lord said to Moses, “How long will this people despise 1  me, and how long will they not believe 2  in me, in spite of the signs that I have done among them? 14:12 I will strike them with the pestilence, 3  and I will disinherit them; I will make you into a nation that is greater and mightier than they!

14:13 Moses said to the Lord, “When the Egyptians hear 4  it – for you brought up this people by your power from among them – 14:14 then they will tell it to the inhabitants 5  of this land. They have heard that you, Lord, are among this people, that you, Lord, are seen face to face, 6  that your cloud stands over them, and that you go before them by day in a pillar of cloud and in a pillar of fire by night. 14:15 If you kill 7  this entire people at once, 8  then the nations that have heard of your fame will say, 14:16 Because the Lord was not able to bring this people into the land that he swore to them, he killed them in the wilderness.’

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