And the LORD'Sanger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wildernessfortyyears, until all the generation, that had doneevil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed .
And, behold, ye are risen up in your fathers' stead, an increase of sinfulmen, to augment yet the fierceanger of the LORD toward Israel.15
For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet againleave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people.16
And they came near unto him, and said , We will buildsheepfoldshere for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:17
But we ourselves will go readyarmedbefore the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fencedcitiesbecause of the inhabitants of the land.18
We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.19
For we will not inherit with them on yonder sideJordan, or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this sideJordaneastward.20
And Mosessaid unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armedbefore the LORD to war,21
And will go all of you armedoverJordanbefore the LORD, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him,
And the land be subduedbefore the LORD: then afterward ye shall return , and be guiltless before the LORD, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possessionbefore the LORD.23
But if ye will not do so , behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out .