The LORD replied, "I have forgiven them,1 as you asked.
Nevertheless, as surely as I live2 and as surely as the glory of the LORD3 fills the whole earth,422
not one of the men who saw my glory and the miraculous signs5 I performed in Egypt and in the desert but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times6--
not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath7 to their forefathers. No one who has treated me with contempt8 will ever see it.924
But because my servant Caleb10 has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly,11 I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.1225
Since the Amalekites13 and Canaanites14 are living in the valleys, turn15 back tomorrow and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea.a16"