Numbers 14:31-41 NIV

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.1

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32 But you--your bodies will fall2 in this desert.

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      33 Your children will be shepherds here for forty years,3 suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the desert.

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      34 For forty years4--one year for each of the forty days you explored the land5--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 things6 to this whole wicked community, which has banded together against me. They will meet their end in this desert; here they will die.7"

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              36 So the men Moses had sent8 to explore the land, who returned and made the whole community grumble9 against him by spreading a bad report10 about it--

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              37 these men responsible for spreading the bad report11 about the land were struck down and died of a plague12 before the LORD.

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              38 Of the men who went to explore the land,13 only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh survived.14

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                  39 When Moses reported this15 to all the Israelites, they mourned16 bitterly.

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                      40 Early the next morning they went up toward the high hill country.17 "We have sinned18," they said. "We will go up to the place the LORD promised."

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                      41 But Moses said, "Why are you disobeying the LORD's command? This will not succeed!19

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