In this desert your bodies will fall1--every one of you twenty years old or more2 who was counted in the census3 and who has grumbled against me.
Not one of you will enter the land4 I swore with uplifted hand5 to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh6 and Joshua son of Nun.731
As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected.832
But you--your bodies will fall9 in this desert.
Your children will be shepherds here for forty years,10 suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the desert.
For forty years11--one year for each of the forty days you explored the land12--you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.'
I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will surely do these things13 to this whole wicked community, which has banded together against me. They will meet their end in this desert; here they will die.14"
So the men Moses had sent15 to explore the land, who returned and made the whole community grumble16 against him by spreading a bad report17 about it--
these men responsible for spreading the bad report18 about the land were struck down and died of a plague19 before the LORD.
Of the men who went to explore the land,20 only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh survived.2139
When Moses reported this22 to all the Israelites, they mourned23 bitterly.