Numbers 14
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1And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.1Then the whole congregation lifted up their voices and cried out, and that night the people wept.
2And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!2All 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!
3And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?3Why is the LORD bringing us into this land to fall by the sword? Our wives and children will become plunder. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?”
4And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.4So they said to one another, “Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt.”
5Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.5Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown before the entire assembled congregation of Israel.
6And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:6Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes
7And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.7and said to the whole congregation of Israel, “The land we passed through and explored is an exceedingly good land.
8If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.8If the LORD delights in us, He will bring us into this land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and He will give it to us.
9Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.9Only do not rebel against the LORD, and do not be afraid of the people of the land, for they will be like bread for us. Their protection has been removed, and the LORD is with us. Do not be afraid of them!”
10But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.10But the entire congregation threatened to stone Joshua and Caleb. Then the glory of the LORD appeared to all the Israelites at the Tent of Meeting.
11And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?11And the LORD said to Moses, “How long will this people treat Me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in Me, despite all the signs I have performed among them?
12I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.12I will strike them with a plague and destroy them—and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they are.”
13And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;)13But Moses said to the LORD, “The Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought this people from among them.
14And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.14And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have already heard that You, O LORD, are in the midst of this people, that You, O LORD, have been seen face to face, that Your cloud stands over them, and that You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.
15Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,15If You kill this people as one man, the nations who have heard of Your fame will say,
16Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness.16’Because the LORD was unable to bring this people into the land He swore to give them, He has slaughtered them in the wilderness.’
17And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying,17So now I pray, may the power of the Lord be magnified, just as You have declared:
18The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.18’The LORD is slow to anger and abounding in loving devotion, forgiving wrongdoing and rebellion. But He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished; He visits the iniquity of the fathers upon their children to the third and fourth generation.’
19Pardon, 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.19Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people, in keeping with the greatness of Your loving devotion, just as You have forgiven them ever since they left Egypt.”
20And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word:20“I have pardoned them as you requested,” the LORD replied.
21But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.21“Yet as surely as I live and as surely as the whole earth is filled with the glory of the LORD,
22Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;22not one of the men who have seen My glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness—yet have tested Me and disobeyed Me these ten times—
23Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:23not one will ever see the land that I swore to give their fathers. None of those who have treated Me with contempt will see it.
24But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.24But because My servant Caleb has a different spirit and has followed Me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he has entered, and his descendants will inherit it.
25(Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To morrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.25Now since the Amalekites and Canaanites are living in the valleys, turn back tomorrow and head for the wilderness along the route to the Red Sea.”
26And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,26Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
27How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.27“How long will this wicked congregation grumble against Me? I have heard the complaints that the Israelites are making against Me.
28Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:28So tell them: As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you exactly as I heard you say.
29Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me,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.
30Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.30Surely none of you will enter the land in which I swore to settle you, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
31But 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.31But I will bring your children, whom you said would become plunder, into the land you have rejected—and they will enjoy it.
32But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.32But as for you, your bodies will fall in this wilderness.
33And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.33Your children will be shepherds in the wilderness for forty years, and they will suffer for your unfaithfulness until the last of your bodies lie scattered in the wilderness.
34After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.34In keeping with the forty days you spied out the land, you shall bear your guilt forty years—a year for each day—and you will experience My alienation.
35I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.35I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will surely do these things to this entire wicked congregation, which has conspired against Me. They will meet their end in the wilderness, and there they will die.”
36And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,36So the men Moses had sent to spy out the land, who had returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing out a bad report about the land—
37Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD.37those men who had brought out the bad report about the land—were struck down by a plague before the LORD.
38But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.38Of those men who had gone to spy out the land, only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh remained alive.
39And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly.39And when Moses relayed these words to all the Israelites, the people mourned bitterly.
40And 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.40Early the next morning they got up and went up toward the ridge of the hill country. “We have indeed sinned,” they said, “but we will go to the place the LORD has promised.”
41And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.41But Moses said, “Why are you transgressing the commandment of the LORD? This will not succeed!
42Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.42Do not go up, lest you be struck down by your enemies, because the LORD is not among you.
43For 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.43For there the Amalekites and Canaanites will face you, and you will fall by the sword. Because you have turned away from the LORD, He will not be with you.”
44But they presumed to go up unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.44But they dared to go up to the ridge of the hill country, though neither Moses nor the ark of the covenant of the LORD moved from the camp.
45Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.45Then the Amalekites and Canaanites who lived in that part of the hill country came down, attacked them, and routed them all the way to Hormah.
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Numbers 13
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