Numbers 14:41

41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.

Numbers 14:41 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 14:41

And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the
commandment of the Lord?
&c.] Which was to turn back into the wilderness, and go the way that leads to the Red sea, ( Numbers 14:25 ) ; instead of which now they were for going forward into the land of Canaan, though averse to it just before: but it shall not prosper;
their attempt to enter into it.

Numbers 14:41 In-Context

39 And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly.
40 And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath promised: for we have sinned.
41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.
42 Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.
43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.