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004:014:001
And all the congregation lifted up their voice,
and cried;
and the people wept that night.


004:014:002
And 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!


004:014:003
And 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?


004:014:004
And they said one to another,
Let us make a captain,
and let us return into Egypt.


004:014:005
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.


004:014:006
And Joshua the son of Nun,
and Caleb the son of Jephunneh,
which were of them that searched the land,
rent their clothes:


004:014:007
And 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.


004:014:008
If 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.


004:014:009
Only 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.


004:014:010
But 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.


004:014:011
And 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?


004:014:012
I will smite them with the pestilence,
and disinherit them,
and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.


004:014:013
And Moses said unto the LORD,
Then the Egyptians shall hear it,
(for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;)


004:014:014
And 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.


004:014:015
Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man,
then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak,
saying,


004:014:016
Because 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.


004:014:017
And now,
I beseech thee,
let the power of my Lord be great,
according as thou hast spoken,
saying,


004:014:018
The 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.


004:014:019
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.


004:014:020
And the LORD said,
I have pardoned according to thy word:


004:014:021
But as truly as I live,
all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.


004:014:022
Because 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;


004:014:023
Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers,
neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:


004:014:024
But 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.


004:014:025
(Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.)
Tomorrow turn you,
and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.


004:014:026
And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,
saying,


004:014:027
How 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.


004:014:028
Say unto them,
As truly as I live,
saith the LORD,
as ye have spoken in mine ears,
so will I do to you:


004:014:029
Your 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.


004:014:030
Doubtless 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.


004:014:031
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.


004:014:032
But as for you,
your carcases,
they shall fall in this wilderness.


004:014:033
And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years,
and bear your whoredoms,
until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.


004:014:034
After 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.


004:014:035
I 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.


004:014:036
And 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,


004:014:037
Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land,
died by the plague before the LORD.


004:014:038
But Joshua the son of Nun,
and Caleb the son of Jephunneh,
which were of the men that went to search the land,
lived still.


004:014:039
And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel:
and the people mourned greatly.


004:014:040
And 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.


004:014:041
And Moses said,
Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD?
but it shall not prosper.


004:014:042
Go not up,
for the LORD is not among you;
that ye be not smitten before your enemies.


004:014:043
For 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.


004:014:044
But 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.


004:014:045
Then the Amalekites came down,
and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill,
and smote them,
and discomfited them,
even unto Hormah.


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