Then Moses and Aaronfell on their facesbefore all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.6
And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land,rent their clothes:7
And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel,saying , The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceedinggoodland.8
If the LORDdelight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.9
Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defencea is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.
But all the congregationbadestone them with stones. And the glory of the LORDappeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.11
And the LORDsaid unto Moses, How long will this peopleprovoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewedamong them?
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greaternation and mightier than they.
And Mosessaid unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;)
And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seenface to face, and that thy cloudstandeth over them, and that thou goestbefore them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.15
Now if thou shalt kill all this people as oneman, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak , saying ,