The Israelites Fear the Canaanites1 And taking up, all the congregation gave a sound, and [3wept 1the 2people 5entire 6night 4that]. 2 And they complained over Moses and Aaron -- all the sons of Israel. And [4said 5to 6them 1all 2the 3congregation], Ought that we should die in the land of Egypt, than [2in 3this wilderness 1we should die]. 3 And why did the lord bring us into this land to fall in war? Our wives and children will be for ravaging. Now then [2best 3for us 1it is] to return to Egypt. 4 And [2said 1the other] to the other, We should appoint a chief, and we should return unto Egypt. 5 And [3fell 1Moses and 2Aaron] upon their face before all the congregation of the sons of Israel. 6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of the ones surveying the land, tore their cloaks. 7 And they said to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, The land which we surveyed it, it is good exceedingly exceedingly. 8 If [2selected 3us 1the lord], he will bring us into this land, and he will give it to us; a land which is flowing milk and honey. 9 But from the lord do not [2defectors 1become]; And you, do not fear the people of the land! for [2a thing devoured 3for us 1they are]. [4has left 1for 2the 3time] from them, and the lord is among us; do not fear them! 10 And [4said 1all 2the 3congregation] to stone them with stones. And the glory of the lord appeared in the cloud upon the tent of the testimony among all the sons of Israel. 11 And the lord said to Moses, For how long does [2provoke 3me 1this people]? And for how long do they not trust me, for all the signs which I did among them? 12 I will strike them in death, and I will destroy them, and I will make you into [4nation 1a great 2and 3populous] rather than this one.
Moses Pleads on Behalf of the People13 And Moses said to the lord, And Egypt shall hear that you led [3by your strength 2people 1this] from them, 14 but also all the ones dwelling upon this land have heard, that you are the lord among this people, who eyes to eyes you behold, O lord, and your cloud stands over them, and in a column of cloud you go in front of them by the day, and in a column of fire by the night. 15 And shall you obliterate this people as [2man 1one]? and [3shall say 1the 2nations], as many as heard your name, saying, 16 Because the [2was not 3able 1 lord] to bring this people into the land which he swore by an oath to them, he prostrated them in the wilderness. 17 And now, raise up high your strength, O lord, in which manner you said, saying, 18 The lord is lenient, and full of mercy, and true, removing lawless deeds, and iniquities, and sins; but by cleansing he shall not cleanse the liable, repaying the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation. 19 Dismiss the sin of this people according to [2great 3mercy 1your], just as kindness happened to them from Egypt until the present. 20 And the lord said, [2kind 3to them 1I am] according to your word; 21 but as I live, that [4will fill 1the 2glory 3of the lord] all the earth. 22 For all the men seeing my glory, and the signs which I did in Egypt, and in this wilderness, and test me this tenth time, and are not listening to my voice, 23 assuredly they shall not see the land which I swore by an oath to their fathers; but only their children who are with me here, as many as have not known good or evil, every young one inexperienced, to these I will give the land. But all the ones provoking me shall not see it. 24 But my servant Caleb, for [3is 2spirit 1another] in him, and he followed after me, I will bring him into the land into which you enter there, and his seed shall inherit it. 25 But Amalek and the Canaanites dwell in the valley. Tomorrow you should turn and depart into the wilderness way [2sea 1of the red]. 26 And the lord said to Moses and Aaron, saying, 27 For how long shall I endure [2congregation 1this wicked], in which they grumble before me? The grumbling of the sons of Israel, which they grumble concerning you, I have heard. 28 Say to them, as I live, says the lord, assuredly in which manner you spoke into my ears, so I will do for you. 29 In this wilderness [2shall fall 1your carcasses], even all overseeing you, and the ones being counted of you from twenty years old and up, as many as grumbled against me. 30 Shall you enter into the land upon which I stretched out my hand to encamp you upon it, no. But only Caleb, son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun, 31 and the children who you said, [2for 3ravaging 1to be], I will bring them into the land which you abstained from it. 32 And your carcasses will fall in this wilderness. 33 But your sons will be fed in the wilderness forty years. And they shall bear your harlotry, until whenever [2should be consumed 1your carcasses] in the wilderness. 34 According to the number of the days, as many as you surveyed the land -- forty days; a day for the year you will take for your sins -- forty years; and you shall know the rage of my anger. 35 I the lord spoke. Assuredly thus I will do [2congregation 1to this wicked], to the one rising up together against me. In this wilderness they shall be completely consumed, and there they shall die. 36 And the men whom Moses sent to survey the land, and coming, complained concerning this to the congregation, to bring forth [2words 1bad] concerning the land, 37 and they died, the men avowing bad things concerning the land in the calamity before the lord. 38 And Joshua son of Nun, and Caleb son of Jephunneh lived of those men, of the ones going to survey the land. 39 And Moses spoke these words to all the sons of Israel; and [3mourned 1the 2people] exceedingly. 40 And rising early in the morning, they ascended into the top of the mountain, saying, Behold, we shall ascend unto the place which the lord spoke, for we sinned. 41 And Moses said, Why do you violate the word of the lord? it will not be prosperous for you. 42 Do not ascend, [4not 1for 3is 2the lord] with you. And you shall fall before the face of your enemies. 43 For Amalek and the Canaanite are there in front of you, and you shall fall by the sword, because you were turned resisting the persuasion by the lord, and [2will not be 1the lord] with you. 44 And forcing through, they ascended upon the top of the mountain. But the ark of the covenant of the lord, and Moses did not move from out of the midst of the camp. 45 And [2came down 1Amalekite], and the Canaanite lying in wait in that mountain, and they routed them, and they slew them unto Hormah.
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