Numbers 14:33

Overview - Numbers 14
The people murmur at the news.
Joshua and Caleb labour to still them.
11 God threatens them.
13 Moses intercedes with God, and obtains pardon.
26 The murmurers are debarred from entering into the land.
36 The men who raised the evil report die by a plague.
40 The people that would invade the land against the will of God are smitten.
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Numbers 14:33  (King James Version)
And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.

shall wander in the wilderness
or, feed.
This implies, that they should move from place to place in the deserts, as the Bedounin Arabs, who have no certain dwelling, but rove about seeking pasture for their flocks.
32:13 Joshua 14:10 ; Psalms 107:4 Psalms 107:40

forty years
33:38 Deuteronomy 1:3 ; 2:14

5:31 Jeremiah 3:1 Jeremiah 3:2 ; Ezekiel 23:35 Ezekiel 23:45-49 ; Hosea 9:1