And the Lorde was angrie with Israel and made them wandre in the wildernesse .xl. yere vntill all the generacion that had done euell in the syghte of the Lorde were consumed.
And beholde ye are rysen vp in youre fathers stede the encrease of synfull men to augmente the ferse wrath of the Lorde to Israel warde.
For yf ye turne awaye from after him he wyll yet agayne leue the people in the wildernesse so shall ye destroy all this folke.
And they went nere him ad sayed: we will bylde shepefoldes here for oure shepe and for oure catell and cities for oure childern:
But we oure selues will go ready armed before ye childern of Israel vntill we haue broughte them vnto their place. And oure childre shall dwell in the stronge cities because of the inhabiters of the londe.
And we will not returne vnto oure housses vntill the childern off Israel haue enhereted: euery man his enheritaunce.
For we will not enheret with them on yonder syde Iordane forwarde because oure enheritaunce is fasten to vs on this syde Iordane eastwarde.
And Moses sayed vnto them: Yf ye will do this thinge that ye will go all harnessed before the Lorde to warre
and will go all of you in harnesse ouer Iordane before ye Lorde vntill he haue cast out his enemyes before him
and vntill the londe be subdued before ye Lorde: then ye shall returne and be without sinne agenst the Lorde and agenst Israel and this lode shalbe youre possession before the Lorde.
But and yf ye will not do so beholde ye synne agenst the Lorde: ad be sure youre synne will fynde you out.