New International Version
Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise.
King James Bible
Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
Darby Bible Translation
And they despised the pleasant land; they believed not his word,
World English Bible
Yes, they despised the pleasant land. They didn't believe his word,
Young's Literal Translation
And they kick against the desirable land, They have not given credence to His word.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Moses his chosen - Or elect; (Vulgate, electus ejus; Septuagint, ὁ εκλεκτος αυτου); the person that he had appointed for this work. It would be very difficult to show that this word in any part of the Old Testament refers to the eternal state of any man, much less to the doctrine of unconditional election and reprobation.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the pleasant land. Heb. a land of desire
LibraryJune the Twelfth Waiting for the Spectacular
"The waves covered their enemies.... Then believed they His words." --PSALM cvi. 1-12. Their faith was born in a great emergency. A spectacular deliverance was needed to implant their trust in the Lord. They found no witness in the quiet daily providence; the unobtrusive miracle of daily mercy did not awake their song. They dwelt upon the "special" blessing, when all the time the really special blessing was to be found in the sleepless care which watched over them in their ordinary and commonplace …
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The Second Commandment
So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.
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.
The LORD said to Moses, "How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs I have performed among them?
As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected.
In spite of this, you did not trust in the LORD your God,
For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land--a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills;
And when the LORD sent you out from Kadesh Barnea, he said, "Go up and take possession of the land I have given you." But you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God. You did not trust him or obey him.
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