The LORD replied, “I have forgiven them, as you asked.
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Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the LORD fills the whole earth,
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not one of those who saw my glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times—
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not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their ancestors. No one who has treated me with contempt will ever see it.
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But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.
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Since the Amalekites and the Canaanites are living in the valleys, turn back tomorrow and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea. ”
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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.
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So tell them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say:
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In this wilderness your bodies will fall—every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me.
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Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
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As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected.
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But as for you, your bodies will fall in this wilderness.
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Your children will be shepherds here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the wilderness.
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For forty years—one year for each of the forty days you explored the land—you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.’
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I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will surely do these things to this whole wicked community, which has banded together against me. They will meet their end in this wilderness; here they will die.”
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