Numbers 14:20-38

God Promises Judgment

20Then the  Lord said, “I have pardoned, a  according to your word. 21But truly, as I live, and as all b  the earth shall be filled with the glory of the  Lord, 22 c  none of the men who have seen my glory and my signs that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have put me to the test these d  ten times and have not obeyed my voice, 23 e  shall see the land that I swore to give to their fathers. And none of those who despised me shall see it. 24But my servant f  Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has g  followed me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it. 25 h  Now, since the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwell in the valleys i  turn tomorrow and set out for the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.”

26And the  Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 27How long shall j  this wicked congregation grumble against me? k  I have heard the grumblings of the people of Israel, which they grumble against me. 28Say to them, l  ‘As I live, declares the  Lord m  what you have said in my hearing I will do to you: 29 n  your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness, and o  of all your number, listed in the census p  from twenty years old and upward, who have grumbled against me, 30not one shall come into the land where I q  swore that I would make you dwell r  except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun. 31 s  But your little ones, who you said would become a prey, I will bring in, and they shall know the land that t  you have rejected. 32But as for you, u  your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness. 33And your children v  shall be shepherds in the wilderness w  forty years and shall x  suffer for your faithlessness, until the last of your dead bodies lies in the wilderness. 34 y  According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land z  forty days, a year for each day, you shall bear your iniquity forty years, and you shall know my displeasure.’ 35 aa  I, the  Lord, have spoken. Surely this will I do to all ab  this wicked congregation who are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall come to a full end, and there they shall die.”

36 ac  And the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing up a bad report about the land 37the men who brought up a bad report of the landad  died by plague before the  Lord. 38Of those men who went to spy out the land ae  only Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive.

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