"Not a man of this evil generation shall see the good land1 I swore to give your forefathers,
except Caleb2 son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, because he followed the LORD wholeheartedly.3"
Because of you the LORD became angry4 with me also and said, "You shall not enter5 it, either.
But your assistant, Joshua6 son of Nun, will enter it. Encourage7 him, because he will lead8 Israel to inherit9 it.
And the little ones that you said would be taken captive,10 your children who do not yet know11 good from bad--they will enter the land. I will give it to them and they will take possession of it.
But as for you, turn around and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea.a12"
Then you replied, "We have sinned against the LORD. We will go up and fight, as the LORD our God commanded us." So every one of you put on his weapons, thinking it easy to go up into the hill country.
But the LORD said to me, "Tell them, 'Do not go up and fight, because I will not be with you. You will be defeated by your enemies.' "1343
So I told you, but you would not listen. You rebelled against the LORD's command and in your arrogance you marched up into the hill country.
The Amorites who lived in those hills came out against you; they chased you like a swarm of bees14 and beat you down from Seir15 all the way to Hormah.1645
You came back and wept before the LORD,17 but he paid no attention18 to your weeping and turned a deaf ear19 to you.