The LORD said to Moses and Aaron:
"How long will this wicked community grumble against me? I have heard the complaints of these grumbling Israelites.128
So tell them, 'As surely as I live,2 declares the LORD, I will do to you3 the very things I heard you say:
In this desert your bodies will fall4--every one of you twenty years old or more5 who was counted in the census6 and who has grumbled against me.
Not one of you will enter the land7 I swore with uplifted hand8 to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh9 and Joshua son of Nun.1031
As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected.1132
But you--your bodies will fall12 in this desert.
Your children will be shepherds here for forty years,13 suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the desert.
For forty years14--one year for each of the forty days you explored the land15--you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.'