"1So the LORD'Sangerburned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wildernessfortyyears, until the entiregeneration of those who had doneevil in the sight of the LORD was destroyed.
"Now behold, you have risen up in your fathers'place, a brood of sinfulmen, to addstillmore to the burning2anger of the LORDagainstIsrael.
"For if you 3turnaway from following Him, He will oncemoreabandon them in the wilderness, and you will destroyallthesepeople."
Then they camenear to him and said, "We will buildheresheepfolds for our livestock and cities for our littleones;
174but we ourselves will be armedready to go before the sons of Israel, until we have brought them to their place, while our littleoneslive in the fortifiedcitiesbecause of the inhabitants of the land.
"5We will not return to our homesuntileveryone of the sons of Israel has possessed his inheritance.
"For we will not have an inheritance with them on the otherside of the Jordan and beyond, because our inheritance has fallen to us 6on this side of the Jordan toward the east."
207So Mosessaid to them, "If you will doathis, if you will arm yourselves before the LORD for the war,
and all of you armed men crossover the Jordanbefore the LORDuntil He has driven His enemies out from before Him,
228and the land is subduedbefore the LORD, then afterward you shall return and be free of obligationtoward the LORD and towardIsrael, and thisland shall be yours for a possessionbefore the LORD.
"But if you will not doso, behold, you have sinned against the LORD, and be sure9your sin will find you out.