Israel murmurs against Moses
14:1 And all the congregation lifted up their
voice, and cried ; and the people wept that night.
14:2 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!
14:3 And wherefore has 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 ?
14:4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let
us return into Egypt.
14:5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the
assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.
14:6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh,
[which were] of them that searched the land, rent their clothes
14:7 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.
14:8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this
land, and give it us; a land which flows with milk and honey.
14:9 Only rebel not ya'll against the LORD, neither fear ya'll 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.
14:10 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.
14:11 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 shown among them?
14:12 I will strike them with the pestilence, and disinherit them,
and will make of ya'll a greater nation and mightier than they.
14:13 And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear
[it],(for you brought up this people in your might from among
14:14 And they will tell [it] to the inhabitants of this land
[for] they have heard that you LORD [are] among this people,
that you LORD are seen face to face, and [that] your cloud
stands over them, and [that] you go before them, by day
time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
14:15 Now [if] you will kill [all] this people as one man, then
the nations which have heard the fame of ya'll will speak, saying,
14:16 Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the
land which he sware unto them, therefore he has slain them in
14:17 And now, I beseech ya'll, let the power of my Lord be great,
according as you have spoken, saying,
14:18 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].
14:19 Pardon, I beseech ya'll, the iniquity of this people
according unto the greatness of your mercy, and as you have
forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.
14:20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to your word
14:21 But [as] truly [as] I live, all the earth shall be filled
with the glory of the LORD.
14:22 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 listened to my
14:23 Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their
fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it
14:24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with
him, and has followed me fully, him will I bring into the land
whereinto he went ; and his seed shall possess it.
God's sentence for murmuring
14:25 (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.
14:26 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
14:27 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.
14:28 Say unto them, [As truly as] I live, says the LORD, as ya'll
have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you
14:29 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,
14:30 Doubtless ya'll shall not come into the land, [concerning]
which I sware to make you stay therein, save Caleb the son of
Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
14:31 But your little ones, which ya'll said should be a prey, them
will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ya'll have
14:32 But [as for] you, your carcases, they shall fall in this
14:33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty
years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in
14:34 After the number of the days in which ya'll searched the land,
[even] forty days, each day for a year, shall ya'll bear your
iniquities, [even] forty years, and ya'll shall know my breach of
14:35 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.
14:36 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,
14:37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the
land, died by the plague before the LORD.
14:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh,
[which were] of the men that went to search the land, lived
14:39 And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of
Israel and the people mourned greatly.
14:40 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 has promised for we have sinned.
14:41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do ya'll transgress the
commandment of the LORD ? but it shall not prosper.
14:42 Go not up, for the LORD [is] not among you; that ya'll be not
struck down before your enemies.
14:43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites [are] there before
you, and ya'll shall fall by the sword because ya'll are turned away
from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.
14:44 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.
14:45 Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which
dwelt in that hill, and struck them, and discomfited them, [even]
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