Numbers 14:44

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 14:44  (King James Version)
But they presumed to go up unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.

they presumed
This miserable people a short time ago, thought that, though Omnipotence was with them, they could not conquer and possess the land! Now they imagine, that though God himself go not with them, yet they shall be sufficient to drive out the inhabitants, and take possession of their country! Man is ever supposing he can do all things, or do nothing: he is therefore sometimes presumptuous, and at other times in despair.
15:30 Deuteronomy 1:43

the ark
10:33 1 Samuel 4:3-11