Numbers 14 ©
The people murmur at the news. Joshua and Caleb labour to pacify them. God threateneth them. Moses intercedeth with God, and obtaineth pardon; but the murmurers are excluded from entering into the promised land. The men who raised the evil report concerning the land die by a plague. The people, that against the will of God would invade the land, are smitten by the inhabitants of it.
And all the children of Israel cmurmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, dWould God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
Only rebel not ye against the LORD, oneither fear ye the people of the land; for they are pbread for us: their 1defence is departed from them, and the qLORD is with us: fear them not.
And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they yhave 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.
Surely 3they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:
¶And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I 4sware to make you dwell therein, t*save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
But was for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.
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 dslander upon the land,
fBut Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.
jGo not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.
For kthe 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.