Then Moses and Aaron fell upon their faces before the whole congregation a of the assembly of the children of Israel.
And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of them that searched out the land, rent their garments.
And they spoke to the whole assembly of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it out, is a very, very good land.
If Jehovah delight in us, he will bring us into this land, and give it us, a land that flows with milk and honey;
only rebel not against Jehovah; and fear not the people of the land; for they shall be our food. Their defence b is departed from them, and Jehovah is with us: fear them not.
And the whole assembly said that they should be stoned with stones. And the glory of Jehovah appeared in the tent of meeting to all the children of Israel.
And Jehovah said to Moses, How long will this people despise me? and how long will they not believe c me, for all the signs which I have done among them?
I will smite them with the pestilence, and destroy d them, and will make of thee a nation greater and mightier than they.
And Moses said to Jehovah, Then the Egyptians will hear it; for in thy might thou broughtest up this people from the midst of them;
and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land, [who] have heard that thou, Jehovah, art in the midst of this people, that thou, Jehovah, lettest thyself be seen eye to eye, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night;
if thou now slayest this people as one man, then the nations that have heard thy fame will speak, saying,