14:39 When Moses told 1 these things to all the Israelites, the people mourned 2 greatly.
14:40 And early 3 in the morning they went up to the crest of the hill country, 4 saying, “Here we are, and we will go up to the place that the Lord commanded, 5 for we have sinned.” 6 14:41 But Moses said, “Why 7 are you now transgressing the commandment 8 of the Lord? It will not succeed! 14:42 Do not go up, for the Lord is not among you, and you will be 9 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 10 to go up to the crest of the hill, although 11 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 12 down and attacked them 13 as far as Hormah. 14