As truly as I live, saith the LORD - Numbers 14

And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and  cried; and the people wept that night. verse 1.

Numbers 14:2 And all the  children of Israel murmured against Moses and against  Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would  God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God  we had died in this wilderness! 

Numbers 14:3 And wherefore hath  the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword,  that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it  not better for us to return into Egypt? 

Numbers 14:4 And they said  one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into  Egypt. 

Numbers 14:5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces  before all the assembly of the congregation of the children  of Israel.  

Numbers 14:6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of  Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land,  rent their clothes: 

Numbers 14:7 And they spake unto all the  company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which  we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.  

Numbers 14:8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into  this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and  honey. 

Numbers 14:9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither  fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us:  their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is  with us: fear them not. 

Numbers 14:10 But all the congregation  bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD  appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the  children of Israel.  

Numbers 14:11 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will  this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they  believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among  them? 

Numbers 14:12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and  disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and  mightier than they.  

Numbers 14:13 And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the  Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people  in thy might from among them;) 

Numbers 14:14 And they will tell  it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that  thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art  seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them,  and that thou goest before them, by daytime in a pillar of a  cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.  

Numbers 14:15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one  man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee  will speak, saying, 

Numbers 14:16 Because the LORD was not able  to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them,  therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness. 

Numbers 14:17 And  now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great,  according as thou hast spoken, saying, 

Numbers 14:18 The LORD  is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity  and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty,  visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the  third and fourth generation. 

Numbers 14:19 Pardon, I beseech  thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness  of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from  Egypt even until now. 

Numbers 14:20 And the LORD said, I have  pardoned according to thy word: 

Numbers 14:21 But as truly as  I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the  LORD. 

Numbers 14:22 Because all those men which have seen my  glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the  wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and  have not hearkened to my voice; 

Numbers 14:23 Surely they shall  not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither  shall any of them that provoked me see it: 

Numbers 14:24 But my  servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and  hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land  whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it. 

Numbers 14:25  (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the  valley.) To morrow turn you, and get you into the  wilderness by the way of the Red sea.   

Numbers 14:26 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto  Aaron, saying, 

Numbers 14:27 How long shall I bear with this  evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard  the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they  murmur against me. 

Numbers 14:28 Say unto them, As truly as I  live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so  will I do to you: 

Numbers 14:29 Your carcases shall fall in this  wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to  your whole number, from twenty years old and upward,  which have murmured against me, 

Numbers 14:30 Doubtless ye  shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to  make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh,  and Joshua the son of Nun. 

Numbers 14:31 But your little ones,  which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and  they shall know the land which ye have despised. 

Numbers 14:32  But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this  wilderness. 

Numbers 14:33 And your children shall wander in the  wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your  carcases be wasted in the wilderness. 

Numbers 14:34 After the  number of the days in which ye searched the land, even  forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities,  even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.  

Numbers 14:35 I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all  this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me:  in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they  shall die. 

Numbers 14:36 And the men, which Moses sent to search  the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to  murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the  land, 

Numbers 14:37 Even those men that did bring up the evil  report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD.  

Numbers 14:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of  Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the  land, lived still. 

Numbers 14:39 And Moses told these sayings  unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned  greatly.  

Numbers 14:40 And they rose up early in the morning, and gat  them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be  here, and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath  promised: for we have sinned. 

Numbers 14:41 And Moses said,  Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the  LORD? but it shall not prosper. 

Numbers 14:42 Go not up, for the  LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before  your enemies. 

Numbers 14:43 For the Amalekites and the  Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the  sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD,  therefore the LORD will not be with you. 

Numbers 14:44 But they  presumed to go up unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark of  the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of  the camp. 

Numbers 14:45 Then the Amalekites came down, and the  Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and  discomfited them, even unto Hormah.  

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