Numbers 14:31

31 As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected.

Numbers 14:31 in Other Translations

KJV
31 But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.
ESV
31 But your little ones, who you said would become a prey, I will bring in, and they shall know the land that you have rejected.
NLT
31 “‘You said your children would be carried off as plunder. Well, I will bring them safely into the land, and they will enjoy what you have despised.
MSG
31 "Your children, the very ones that you said would be taken for plunder, I'll bring in to enjoy the land you rejected
CSB
31 I will bring your children whom you said would become plunder into the land you rejected, and they will enjoy it.

Numbers 14:31 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 14:31

But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey
To the Canaanites, ( Numbers 14:3 ) ; them will I bring in;
into the land of Canaan, and so fulfil the promise made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for the unbelief of this congregation did not make the faith, or faithfulness of God, of none effect: and they shall know the land which ye have despised;
shall know what a good land it is by experience, and shall possess and enjoy it with approbation, delight, and pleasure, which they, believing the spies, rejected with, loathing and disdain.

Numbers 14:31 In-Context

29 In this wilderness your bodies will fall—every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me.
30 Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
31 As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected.
32 But as for you, your bodies will fall in this wilderness.
33 Your children will be shepherds here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the wilderness.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Leviticus 26:43; Psalms 106:24