And the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying:
How long shall this wicked congregation complain against me? I have heard the complaints of the Israelites, which they complain against me.
Say to them, "As I live," says the Lord, "I will do to you the very things I heard you say:
your dead bodies shall fall in this very wilderness; and of all your number, included in the census, from twenty years old and upward, who have complained against me,
not one of you shall come into the land in which I swore to settle you, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
But your little ones, who you said would become booty, I will bring in, and they shall know the land that you have despised.
But as for you, your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness.
And your children shall be shepherds in the wilderness for forty years, and shall suffer for your faithlessness, until the last of your dead bodies lies in the wilderness.
According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for every day a year, you shall bear your iniquity, forty years, and you shall know my displeasure."
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