And Jehovah's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the whole generation was consumed that had done evil in the eyes of Jehovah.
And behold, ye are risen up in your fathers' stead, a progeny of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of Jehovah toward Israel.
If ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people.
And they drew near to him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones;
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but we ourselves will go with diligence armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them to their place; and our little ones shall dwell in the strong cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
We will not return to our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited each one his inheritance.
For we will not inherit with them on yonder side the Jordan, and further, because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side the Jordan eastward.
And Moses said to them, If ye do this thing, if ye arm yourselves before Jehovah for war,
and all of you that are armed go over the Jordan before Jehovah, until he have dispossessed his enemies from before him,
and the land is subdued before Jehovah, and afterwards ye return, ye shall be guiltless toward Jehovah and toward Israel, and this land shall be your possession before Jehovah.
But if ye do not do so, behold, ye have sinned against Jehovah, and be sure your sin will find you out.