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.1
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So tell them, 'As surely as I live,2 declares the LORD, I will do to you3 the very things I heard you say:
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In this desert your bodies will fall4--every one of you twenty years old or more5 who was counted in the census6 and who has grumbled against me.
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Not one of you will enter the land7 I swore with uplifted hand8 to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh9 and Joshua son of Nun.10
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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.11
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But you--your bodies will fall12 in this desert.
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Your children will be shepherds here for forty years,13 suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the desert.
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For forty years14--one year for each of the forty days you explored the land15--you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.'
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