except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see this land because he has followed the LORD completely. I will give to him and his descendants some of the land he walked over during his scouting mission.'
"And the LORD was also angry with me because of you. He said to me, 'You will never enter the Promised Land!
Instead, your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will lead the people into the land. Encourage him as he prepares to enter it.
I will give the land to your innocent children. You were afraid they would be captured, but they will be the ones who occupy it.
As for you, turn around now and go on back through the wilderness toward the Red Sea. a '
"Then you confessed, 'We have sinned against the LORD! We will go into the land and fight for it, as the LORD our God has told us.' So your men strapped on their weapons, thinking it would be easy to conquer the hill country.
"But the LORD said to me, 'Tell them not to attack, for I will not go with them. If they do, they will be crushed by their enemies.'
This is what I told you, but you would not listen. Instead, you again rebelled against the LORD's command and arrogantly went into the hill country to fight.
But the Amorites who lived there came out against you like a swarm of bees. They chased and battered you all the way from Seir to Hormah.
Then you returned and wept before the LORD, but he refused to listen.
So you stayed there at Kadesh for a long time.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)