New International Version
these men who were responsible for spreading the bad report about the land were struck down and died of a plague before the LORD.
King James Bible
Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
even those men who had brought up an evil report upon the land, died by a plague before Jehovah.
World English Bible
even those men who did bring up an evil report of the land, died by the plague before Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
even the men bringing out an evil account of the land die by the plague before Jehovah;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Those men that did bring up the evil report died - Thus ten of the twelve that searched out the land were struck dead, by the justice of God, on the spot! Caleb, of the tribe of Judah, and Joshua, of the tribe of Ephraim, alone escaped, because they had followed God fully. Let preachers of God's word take heed how they straiten the way of salvation, or render, by unjust description, that way perplexed and difficult which God has made plain and easy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
those men. Thus ten of the twelve who searched out the land were struck dead, by the justice of God, on the spot. In commemoration of this event, the Jews, to this day, celebrate a fast, on the seventh day of the month Elul. died
LibraryMoses the Intercessor
'Pardon, I beseech Thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of Thy mercy, and as Thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.' --NUM. xiv. 19. See how in this story a divine threat is averted and a divine promise is broken, thus revealing a standing law that these in Scripture are conditional. This striking incident of Moses' intercession suggests to us some thoughts as to I. The ground of the divine forgiveness. The appeal is not based on anything in the people. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Order and Argument in Prayer
"Behold Your God!"
Ninth Sunday after Trinity Carnal Security and Its vices.
1 Corinthians 10:5
Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.
1 Corinthians 10:10
And do not grumble, as some of them did--and were killed by the destroying angel.
And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness?
And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed?
And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, "The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size.
Of the men who went to explore the land, only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh survived.
But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition to those who had died because of Korah.
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