Bible: Numbers 14:20-35

14:20 Then the Lord said, “I have forgiven them as you asked. 1  14:21 But truly, as I live, 2  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 3  me now these ten times, 4  and have not obeyed me, 5  14:23 they will by no means 6  see the land that I swore to their fathers, nor will any of them who despised me see it. 14:24 Only my servant Caleb, because he had a different spirit and has followed me fully – I will bring him into the land where he had gone, and his descendants 7  will possess it. 14:25 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites were living in the valleys.) 8  Tomorrow, turn and journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea.”

14:26 The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron: 14:27 How long must I bear 9  with this evil congregation 10  that murmurs against me? I have heard the complaints of the Israelites that they murmured against me. 14:28 Say to them, ‘As I live, 11  says 12  the Lord, I will surely do to you just what you have spoken in my hearing. 13  14:29 Your dead bodies 14  will fall in this wilderness – all those of you who were numbered, according to your full number, from twenty years old and upward, who have murmured against me. 14:30 You will by no means enter into the land where 15  I swore 16  to settle 17  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, 18  and they will enjoy 19  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 20  in the wilderness forty years and suffer for your unfaithfulness, 21  until your dead bodies lie finished 22  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 23  your iniquities, forty years, and you will know what it means to thwart me. 24  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!”’

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