except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He shall see it, and to him and to his descendants I will give the land on which he set foot, because of his complete fidelity to the Lord."
Even with me the Lord was angry on your account, saying, "You also shall not enter there.
Joshua son of Nun, your assistant, shall enter there; encourage him, for he is the one who will secure Israel's possession of it.
And as for your little ones, who you thought would become booty, your children, who today do not yet know right from wrong, they shall enter there; to them I will give it, and they shall take possession of it.
But as for you, journey back into the wilderness, in the direction of the Red Sea." a41
You answered me, "We have sinned against the Lord! We are ready to go up and fight, just as the Lord our God commanded us." So all of you strapped on your battle gear, and thought it easy to go up into the hill country.
The Lord said to me, "Say to them, "Do not go up and do not fight, for I am not in the midst of you; otherwise you will be defeated by your enemies.' "
Although I told you, you would not listen. You rebelled against the command of the Lord and presumptuously went up into the hill country.
The Amorites who lived in that hill country then came out against you and chased you as bees do. They beat you down in Seir as far as Hormah.
When you returned and wept before the Lord, the Lord would neither heed your voice nor pay you any attention.
After you had stayed at Kadesh as many days as you did,
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