Numbers 14:30-40 NIV

30 Not one of you will enter the land1 I swore with uplifted hand2 to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh3 and Joshua son of Nun.4

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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.5

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32 But you--your bodies will fall6 in this desert.

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      33 Your children will be shepherds here for forty years,7 suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the desert.

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      34 For forty years8--one year for each of the forty days you explored the land9--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 things10 to this whole wicked community, which has banded together against me. They will meet their end in this desert; here they will die.11"

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              36 So the men Moses had sent12 to explore the land, who returned and made the whole community grumble13 against him by spreading a bad report14 about it--

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              37 these men responsible for spreading the bad report15 about the land were struck down and died of a plague16 before the LORD.

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              38 Of the men who went to explore the land,17 only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh survived.18

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                  39 When Moses reported this19 to all the Israelites, they mourned20 bitterly.

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                      40 Early the next morning they went up toward the high hill country.21 "We have sinned22," they said. "We will go up to the place the LORD promised."

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