Numbers 14:20-35 NIV

20 The LORD replied, "I have forgiven them,1 as you asked.

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21 Nevertheless, as surely as I live2 and as surely as the glory of the LORD 3 fills the whole earth,4

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22 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--

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23 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.9

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      24 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.12

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      25 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"

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        • a 14:25 - Hebrew "Yam Suph"; that is, Sea of Reeds
          26 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron:
          27 "How long will this wicked community grumble against me? I have heard the complaints of these grumbling Israelites.17

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          28 So tell them, 'As surely as I live,18 declares the LORD, I will do to you19 the very things I heard you say:

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              29 In this desert your bodies will fall20--every one of you twenty years old or more21 who was counted in the census22 and who has grumbled against me.

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              30 Not one of you will enter the land23 I swore with uplifted hand24 to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh25 and Joshua son of Nun.26

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              31 As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected.27

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              32 But you--your bodies will fall28 in this desert.

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                  33 Your children will be shepherds here for forty years,29 suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the desert.

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                  34 For forty years30--one year for each of the forty days you explored the land31--you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.'

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                      35 I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will surely do these things32 to this whole wicked community, which has banded together against me. They will meet their end in this desert; here they will die.33"

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