Numbers 14:28
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New International Version
So tell them, 'As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say:

New Living Translation
Now tell them this: 'As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very things I heard you say.

English Standard Version
Say to them, ‘As I live, declares the LORD, what you have said in my hearing I will do to you:

Berean Study Bible
So tell them: As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you exactly as I heard you say.

New American Standard Bible
"Say to them, 'As I live,' says the LORD, 'just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will surely do to you;

King James Bible
Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:

Christian Standard Bible
Tell them: As surely as I live--this is the LORD's declaration--I will do to you exactly as I heard you say.

Good News Translation
Now give them this answer: 'I swear that as surely as I live, I will do to you just what you have asked. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Tell them: As surely as I live," this is the LORD's declaration, "I will do to you exactly as I heard you say.

International Standard Version
So tell them that as long as I live—consider this to be an oracle from the LORD—as certainly as you've spoken right into my ears, that's how I'm going to treat you.

NET Bible
Say to them, 'As I live, says the LORD, I will surely do to you just what you have spoken in my hearing.

New Heart English Bible
Tell them, 'As I live, says the LORD, surely as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So tell them, 'As I live, declares the LORD, I solemnly swear I will do everything to you that you said I would do.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Say unto them: As I live, saith the LORD, surely as ye have spoken in Mine ears, so will I do to you:

New American Standard 1977
“Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the LORD, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will surely do to you;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, according as ye have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you.

King James 2000 Bible
Say unto them, As truly as I live, says the LORD, as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you:

American King James Version
Say to them, As truly as I live, said the LORD, as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you:

American Standard Version
Say unto them, As I live, saith Jehovah, surely as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Say therefore to them: As I live, saith the Lord: According as you have spoken in my hearing, so will I do to you.

Darby Bible Translation
Say unto them, As surely as I live, saith Jehovah, if I do not do unto you as ye have spoken in mine ears!

English Revised Version
Say unto them, As I live, saith the LORD, surely as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:

Webster's Bible Translation
Say to them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you:

World English Bible
Tell them, 'As I live, says Yahweh, surely as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you:

Young's Literal Translation
say unto them, I live -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- if, as ye have spoken in Mine ears -- so I do not to you;
Study Bible
God's Forgiveness and Judgment
27“How long will this wicked congregation grumble against Me? I have heard the complaints that the Israelites are making against Me. 28So tell them: As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you exactly as I heard you say. 29Your bodies will fall in this wilderness—all who were numbered in the census, everyone twenty years of age or older—because you have grumbled against Me.…
Cross References
Hebrews 3:17
And with whom was God angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?

Numbers 11:1
Soon the people began to complain about their hardship in the hearing of the LORD, and when He heard them, His anger was kindled, and fire from the LORD blazed among them and consumed the outskirts of the camp.

Numbers 14:2
All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt, or if only we had died in this wilderness!

Numbers 14:21
"Yet as surely as I live and as surely as the whole earth is filled with the glory of the LORD,

Numbers 14:39
And when Moses relayed these words to all the Israelites, the people mourned greatly.

Numbers 32:11
Because they did not follow Me wholeheartedly, not one of the men twenty years of age or older who came out of Egypt will see the land I swore to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob--

Deuteronomy 1:34
When the LORD heard your words, He grew angry and swore an oath, saying,

Deuteronomy 2:14
The time we spent traveling from Kadesh-barnea until we crossed over the Brook of Zered was thirty-eight years, until that entire generation of fighting men had perished from the camp, as the LORD had sworn to them.

Deuteronomy 2:15
Indeed, the LORD's hand was against them, to eliminate them from the camp, until they had all perished.

Job 21:20
Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink for himself the wrath of the Almighty.

Psalm 95:11
So I swore on oath in My anger, "They shall never enter My rest."

Psalm 106:26
So He raised His hand and swore to cast them down in the wilderness,

Ezekiel 12:25
because I, the LORD, will speak whatever word I speak, and it will be fulfilled without delay. For in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak a message and bring it to pass, declares the Lord GOD.'"

Treasury of Scripture

Say to them, As truly as I live, said the LORD, as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you:

as truly

Numbers 14:21,23 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory …

Numbers 26:64,65 But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron …

Numbers 32:11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years …

Deuteronomy 1:35 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see …

Psalm 90:8,9 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light …

Hebrews 3:17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that …

as ye have

Psalm 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if …

(28) As ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do unto you.--The Israelites had exclaimed in their sinful murmuring against God, "Would God we had died in the wilderness" (Numbers 14:2); and God declares in His wrathful displeasure that the judgment which they had thus invoked should be inflicted upon them, and that their carcases should fall in the wilderness.

Say unto them, as truly as I live, saith the Lord,.... The form of an oath, as in Numbers 14:21,

as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you; what they had wished for, and expressed in the hearing of the Lord, he threatens them should be their case. 14:20-35 The Lord granted the prayer of Moses so far as not at once to destroy the congregation. But disbelief of the promise forbids the benefit. Those who despise the pleasant land shall be shut out of it. The promise of God should be fulfilled to their children. They wished to die in the wilderness; God made their sin their ruin, took them at their word, and their carcases fell in the wilderness. They were made to groan under the burden of their own sin, which was too heavy for them to bear. Ye shall know my breach of promise, both the causes of it, that it is procured by your sin, for God never leaves any till they first leave him; and the consequences of it, that will produce your ruin. But your little ones, now under twenty years old, which ye, in your unbelief, said should be a prey, them will I bring in. God will let them know that he can put a difference between the guilty and the innocent, and cut them off without touching their children. Thus God would not utterly take away his loving kindness.
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