Numbers 14

MLV(i) 1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice and cried and the people wept that night. 2 And all the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron. And the whole congregation said to them, Would that we had died in the land of Egypt, or would that we had died in this wilderness! 3 And why does Jehovah bring us to this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will be a prey. Were it not better for us to return into Egypt?
4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain and let us return into Egypt.
5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the sons of Israel.
6 And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of those who spied out the land, tore their clothes. 7 And they spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is an exceedingly good land. 8 If Jehovah delights in us, then he will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey. 9 Only do not rebel against Jehovah, neither fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their defense is removed from over them and Jehovah is with us. Fear them not. 10 But all the congregation commanded, stone them with stones. And the glory of Jehovah appeared in the tent of meeting to all the sons of Israel. 11 And Jehovah said to Moses, How long will this people despise me? And how long will they not believe in me, for all the signs which I have worked among them? 12 I will kill* them with the pestilence and disinherit them and will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.
13 And Moses said to Jehovah, Then the Egyptians will hear it, for you brought up this people in your might from among them, 14 and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that you Jehovah are in the midst of this people, for you Jehovah are seen face to face and your cloud stands over them and you go before them, in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. 15 Now if you will kill this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of you will speak, saying, 16 Because Jehovah was not able to bring this people into the land which he swore to them, therefore he has slain them in the wilderness.
17 And now, I beseech you, let the power of the Lord be great, just-as you have spoken, saying, 18 Jehovah is slow to anger and abundant in loving kindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons, upon the third and upon the fourth generation. 19 Pardon, I beseech you, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of your loving kindness and just-as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.
20 And Jehovah said, I have pardoned according to your word, 21 but in very deed, as I live and as all the earth will be filled with the glory of Jehovah, 22 because all those men who have seen my glory and my signs, which I worked in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have challenged me these ten times and have not listened to my voice, 23 surely they will not see the land which I swore to their fathers, neither will any of them who despised me see it. 24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him and has followed me fully, him will I bring into the land into which he went and his seed will possess it.
25 Now the Amalekite and the Canaanite dwell in the valley. Tomorrow turn and get into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.
26 And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation that murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the sons of Israel, which they murmur against me. 28 Say to them, As I live, says Jehovah, surely as you* have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you*. 29 Your* dead bodies will fall in this wilderness. And all who were numbered of you*, according to your* whole number, from twenty years old and upward, who have murmured against me, 30 surely you* will not come into the land, concerning which I swore that I would make you* dwell in it, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.
31 But your* little ones, that you* said would be a prey, them I will bring in and they will know the land which you* have rejected. 32 But as for you*, your* dead bodies will fall in this wilderness. 33 And your* sons will be wanderers in the wilderness forty years and will bear your* prostitutions, until your* dead bodies be consumed in the wilderness.
34 After the number of the days in which you* spied out the land, even forty days, for every day a year, you* will bear your* iniquities, even forty years and you* will know my alienation. 35 I, Jehovah, have spoken, surely I will do this to all this evil congregation that are gathered together against me. In this wilderness they will be consumed and there they will die.
36 And the men, whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation to murmur against him by bringing up an evil report against the land, 37 even those men who brought up an evil report of the land, died by the plague before Jehovah. 38 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, remained alive of those men who went to spy out the land.
39 And Moses told these words to all the sons of Israel and the people mourned greatly. 40 And they rose up early in the morning and got up to the top of the mountain, saying, Behold, we are here and will go up to the place which Jehovah has promised, for we have sinned. 41 And Moses said, Why do you* now transgress the commandment of Jehovah, seeing it will not prosper? 42 Do not go up, for Jehovah is not among you*, that you* are not struck down before your* enemies. 43 For there the Amalekite and the Canaanite are before you* and you* will fall by the sword. Because you* have turned back from following Jehovah, therefore Jehovah will not be with you*.
44 But they presumed to go up to the top of the mountain, nevertheless the ark of the covenant of Jehovah and Moses, did not depart out of the camp. 45 Then the Amalekites came down and the Canaanites who dwelt in that mountain and killed* them and beat them down, even to Hormah.