9 Yet I destroyed the Amorite as Israel advanced; his heighta was like the cedars, and he was as sturdy as the oaks; I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.
10 And I brought you from the land of Egypt and led you 40 years in the wilderness in order to possess the land of the Amorite.b
11 I raised up some of your sons as prophetsc and some of your young men as Nazirites.d Is this not the case, Israelites? [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.
12 But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets: Do not prophesy.