The LORD replied, "I have forgiven them,1 as you asked.
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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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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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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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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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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.16"
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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.17
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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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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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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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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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But you--your bodies will fall28 in this desert.
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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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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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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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