Bible: Numbers 14:13-23

14:13 Moses said to the Lord, “When the Egyptians hear 1  it – for you brought up this people by your power from among them – 14:14 then they will tell it to the inhabitants 2  of this land. They have heard that you, Lord, are among this people, that you, Lord, are seen face to face, 3  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 4  this entire people at once, 5  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.’ 14:17 So now, let the power of my Lord 6  be great, just as you have said, 14:18 The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in loyal love, 7  forgiving iniquity and transgression, 8  but by no means clearing 9  the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children until the third and fourth generations.’ 10  14:19 Please forgive 11  the iniquity of this people according to your great loyal love, 12  just as you have forgiven this people from Egypt even until now.”

14:20 Then the Lord said, “I have forgiven them as you asked. 13  14:21 But truly, as I live, 14  all the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord. 14:22 For all the people have seen my glory and my signs that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have tempted 15  me now these ten times, 16  and have not obeyed me, 17  14:23 they will by no means 18  see the land that I swore to their fathers, nor will any of them who despised me see it.

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