1 The whole community then cried out in dismay, and the people wept all that night.
Num 11:1-4 Deut 1:45
2 All the Israelites muttered at Moses and Aaron, and the whole community said to them, 'Would to God we had died in Egypt, or even that we had died in this desert!
Exod 15:24 Num 16:41 1Cor 10:10 Exod 17:3 Jude 1:16 Phil 2:14-15 Ps 106:24
3 Why has Yahweh brought us to this country, for us to perish by the sword and our wives and children to be seized as booty? Should we not do better to go back to Egypt?'
Jer 9:3 Num 14:31-32 Ps 78:40
4 And they said to one another, 'Let us appoint a leader and go back to Egypt.'
Acts 7:39 Deut 17:16 2Pet 2:21-22 Deut 28:68 Heb 10:38-39 Heb 11:15 Luke 17:32
5 At this, Moses and Aaron threw themselves on their faces in front of the whole assembled community of Israelites,
Num 16:4 Num 16:22 Num 16:45 1Chr 21:16 1Kgs 18:39 Dan 10:9 Ezek 9:8
6 while Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, two of the men who had reconnoitred the country, tore their clothes
Num 13:6 Num 13:8 Num 14:30 2Kgs 18:37 2Sam 3:31 Gen 37:29 Gen 37:34
7 and addressed the whole community of Israelites as follows, 'The country we went to reconnoitre is a good country, an excellent country.
Deut 1:25 Num 13:27 Deut 6:10-11 Deut 8:7-9
8 If Yahweh is pleased with us, he will lead us into this country and give it to us. It is a country flowing with milk and honey.
Deut 10:15 Num 13:27 1Kgs 10:9 2Sam 22:20 Isa 62:4 Ps 22:8 2Sam 15:25-26
9 But do not rebel against Yahweh or be afraid of the people of the country, for we shall gobble them up. Their protecting shade has deserted them, while we have Yahweh on our side. Do not be afraid of them.'
Rom 8:31 Ps 74:14 Deut 7:18 Deut 9:23-24 Ps 14:4 2Chr 20:17 Isa 8:9-10
10 The whole community was talking of stoning them, when the glory of Yahweh appeared to all the Israelites, inside the Tent of Meeting,
Exod 17:4 Lev 9:23 Exod 16:10 1Sam 30:6 Acts 7:52 Acts 7:59 Exod 16:7
11 and Yahweh said to Moses: 'How much longer will these people treat me with contempt? How much longer will they refuse to trust me, in spite of all the signs I have displayed among them?
Ps 106:24 John 12:37 Ps 78:22 Ps 78:32 Deut 1:32 Exod 16:28 Heb 3:18
12 I shall strike them with pestilence and disown them. And of you I shall make a new nation, greater and mightier than they are.'
Exod 32:10 2Sam 24:1 2Sam 24:12-15 Exod 5:3 Num 16:46-49 Num 25:9
13 Moses said to Yahweh: 'Suppose the Egyptians hear about this -- for by your power you brought these people out of their country-
Ps 106:23 Deut 32:27 Ezek 20:9 Ezek 20:14 Deut 9:26-28 Exod 32:11-14 Josh 7:8-9
14 and tell the people living in this country. They have heard that you, Yahweh, are with this people, and that you, Yahweh, show yourself to them 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.
Exod 15:14 Deut 5:4 Exod 33:11 Gen 32:30 John 1:18 Josh 2:9-10 Josh 5:1
15 If you kill this people now as though it were one man, then the nations who have heard about you will say,
16 "Yahweh was not able to bring this people into the country which he had sworn to give them, and so he has slaughtered them in the desert."
Deut 9:28 Josh 7:9 Deut 32:26-27 Josh 7:7
17 No, my Lord! Now is the time to assert your power as you promised when you said, earlier,
Matt 9:6 Matt 9:8 Mic 3:8
18 "Yahweh, slow to anger and rich in faithful love, forgiving faults and transgression, and yet letting nothing go unchecked, punishing the parents' guilt in the children to the third and fourth generation."
Exod 34:6-7 Exod 20:5 Jonah 4:2 Ps 145:8 Ps 103:8 Mic 7:18 Nah 1:2-3
19 In your most faithful love, please forgive this people's guilt, as you have done from Egypt until now.'
Exod 34:9 Ps 78:38 Ps 106:45 Exod 32:32 1John 5:14-16 1Kgs 8:34 Dan 9:19
20 Yahweh said, 'I forgive them as you ask.
Jas 5:16 Mic 7:18-20 Ps 106:23
21 But -- as I live, and as the glory of Yahweh fills the whole world-
Hab 2:14 Ps 72:19 Deut 32:40 Isa 49:18 Isa 6:3 Matt 6:10 Ezek 5:11
22 of all these people who have seen my glory and the signs that I worked in Egypt and in the desert, who have put me to the test ten times already and not obeyed my voice,
Job 19:3 Exod 17:2 Gen 31:7 Heb 3:17-18 Ps 106:26 1Cor 10:5 1Cor 10:9
23 not one shall see the country which I promised to give their ancestors. Not one of those who have treated me contemptuously will see it.
Num 32:11 Deut 1:35-45 Ezek 20:15 Num 26:64 Heb 3:17-18 Heb 4:3 Neh 9:23
24 However, since my servant Caleb is of another spirit and since he has obeyed me completely, I shall bring him into the country where he has been, and his descendants will own it
Deut 1:36 Num 14:6-9 Josh 14:6-14 Num 26:65 1Chr 29:9 1Chr 29:18 2Chr 25:2
25 (the Amalekites and Canaanites occupy the plain). Tomorrow you will turn about and go back into the desert, in the direction of the Sea of Suph.'
Deut 1:40 Num 13:29 Num 14:4 Ps 81:11-13 Prov 1:31
26 Yahweh then spoke to Moses and Aaron and said:
27 'How much longer am I to endure this perverse community muttering against me? I have heard what the Israelites mutter against me.
Exod 16:12 1Cor 10:10 Mark 9:19 Num 14:11 Exod 16:28 Matt 17:7
28 Say to them, "As I live, Yahweh declares, I shall do to you what I have heard you saying.
Num 14:21 Heb 3:17 Num 14:23 Deut 1:35 Num 14:2 Num 26:64-65 Num 32:11
29 In this desert your dead bodies will fall, all you who were counted in the census, from the age of twenty years and over who have muttered against me.
Num 1:45 Heb 3:17 1Cor 10:5 Num 26:64 Jude 1:5 Num 14:32-33
30 I swear none of you will enter the country where I swore most solemnly to settle you, except Caleb son of Jephunneh, and Joshua son of Nun.
Gen 14:22 Num 14:38 Deut 1:36-38 Num 26:65 Num 32:12
31 Your children, who you said would be seized as booty, will be the ones whom I shall bring in so that they get to know the country you disdained,
Ps 106:24 Deut 1:39 Acts 13:41 Gen 25:34 Heb 12:16-17 Matt 22:5 Num 14:3
32 but, as for you, your dead bodies will fall in this desert
1Cor 10:5 Num 14:29 Heb 3:17
33 and your children will be nomads in the desert for forty years, bearing the consequences of your faithlessness, until the last one of you lies dead in the desert.
Deut 2:14 Ezek 23:35 Num 32:13 Ps 107:40 Deut 1:3 Ezek 23:45-49 Hos 9:1
34 For forty days you reconnoitred the country. Each day will count as a year: for forty years you will bear the consequences of your guilt and learn what it means to reject me."
Num 13:25 Ezek 4:6 1Sam 2:30 2Chr 36:21 Dan 9:24 Deut 31:16-17 Jer 18:9-10
35 I, Yahweh, have spoken: this is how I swear to treat this entire perverse community united against me. In this desert, to the last man, they shall die.'
Num 23:19 1Cor 10:5 1Cor 10:11 Heb 3:19 Num 14:27-29 Num 26:65
36 The men whom Moses had sent to reconnoitre the country and who on their return had incited the whole community of Israel to mutter about him by disparaging it,
Num 13:4-16 Num 13:31-33
37 these men who had disparaged the country were all struck dead before Yahweh.
1Cor 10:10 Heb 3:17 Num 16:49 Jude 1:5 Jer 28:16-17 Jer 29:32 Num 14:12
38 Of the men who had gone to reconnoitre the country, only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh were left alive.
Num 26:65 Josh 14:6-10
39 When Moses told all the Israelites what had been said, the people set up a great outcry.
Exod 33:4 Heb 12:17 Isa 26:16 Matt 8:12 Prov 19:3
40 Early next morning they set out for the heights of the hill country saying, 'Look, we will set out for the place about which Yahweh said that we have sinned.'
Deut 1:41 Eccl 9:3 Luke 13:25 Matt 7:21-23 Matt 26:11-12
41 To which, Moses said, 'Why disobey Yahweh's order? No success will come of doing so.
2Chr 24:20 Jer 2:37 Jer 32:5 Job 4:9 Num 14:25
42 Do not go, for Yahweh is not among you, and you will be defeated by your enemies.
Deut 1:42 Josh 7:8 Josh 7:12 Ps 44:1-11
43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are ahead of you, and you will be put to the sword, since you have turned away from Yahweh, and Yahweh is not with you.'
Num 13:29 Num 14:25 1Chr 28:9 2Chr 15:2 Deut 28:25 Hos 9:12 Isa 63:10
44 All the same, they presumptuously set off for the heights of the hill country. Neither the ark of the covenant of Yahweh nor Moses left the camp.
Deut 1:43 1Sam 4:3-11 Num 10:33 Num 15:30 Num 31:6
45 The Amalekites and Canaanites living in those highlands then came down, defeated them and harried them all the way to Hormah.
Num 21:3 Deut 1:44 Judg 1:17 Num 14:43 Deut 32:30 Exod 17:16 Josh 7:5