Because of you the LORD became angry1 with me also and said, "You shall not enter2 it, either.
But your assistant, Joshua3 son of Nun, will enter it. Encourage4 him, because he will lead5 Israel to inherit6 it.
And the little ones that you said would be taken captive,7 your children who do not yet know8 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.a9"
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.' "1043
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 bees11 and beat you down from Seir12 all the way to Hormah.1345
You came back and wept before the LORD,14 but he paid no attention15 to your weeping and turned a deaf ear16 to you.
And so you stayed in Kadesh17 many days--all the time you spent there.