Numbers 14:13-18

Moses Intercedes for the People

13But a  Moses said to the  Lord, “Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for you brought up this people in your might from among them, 14and they will tell the inhabitants of this land. b  They have heard that you, O  Lord, are in the midst of this people. For you, O  Lord, are seen face to face, and c  your cloud stands over them and you go before them, in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. 15Now if you kill this people as one man, then the nations who have heard your fame will say, 16‘It is because the  Lord d  was not able to bring this people into the land that he swore to give to them that he has killed them in the wilderness.’ 17And now, please let the power of the Lord be great as you have promised, saying, 18 e  ‘The  Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, f  visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.’
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