1 The rebellion of Israel
1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and ch. 11:4the people wept that night.
2 Ex. 16:2And 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 See ver. 28,29would God we had died in this wilderness!
3 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?
4 And they said one to another, Neh. 9:17Let us make a captain, and See Deut. 17:16;Acts 7:39let us return into Egypt.
5 Then ch. 16:4,22Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.
6 ch. 13:6,8And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:
7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, ch. 13:27The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.
8 If the Lord Deut. 10:15;2 Sam. 15:25,26;1 Ki. 10:9;Ps. 147:11delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; ch. 13:27a land which floweth with milk and honey.
9 Only Deut. 9:7,23,24rebel not ye against the Lord, Deut. 7:18neither fear ye the people of the land; for ch. 24:8they are bread for us: their [a]defence is departed from them, Gen. 48:21;Deut. 20:1,3,4;& 31:6,8and the Lord is with us: fear them not.
10 Ex. 17:4But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And Ex. 16:10;Lev. 9:23the glory of the Lord appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.
11 And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will this people ver. 23;Ps. 95:8;Heb. 3:8provoke me? and how long will it be ere they Deut. 9:23;Ps. 78:22,32,42;John 12:37believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?
12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and Ex. 32:10will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.
13 And Ex. 32:12;Ezek. 20:9,14Moses said unto the Lord, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;)
14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: Ex. 15:14for they have heard that thou Lord art among this people, that thou Lord art seen face to face, and that Ex. 13:21;Neh. 9:12thy 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.
15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,
16 Because the Lord was not Deut. 9:28able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness.
17 And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying,
18 The Lord is Ex. 34:6,7longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, Ex. 20:5visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
20 And the Lord said, I have pardoned 1 John 5:14-16according to thy word:
21 But as truly as I live, Ps. 72:19all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.
22 Deut. 1:35;Heb. 3:17Because 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 Gen. 31:7these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;
24 But my servant Josh. 14:6,8,9,14Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and ch. 32:12hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
25 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To morrow turn you, Deut. 1:40and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
26 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
27 Ex. 16:28How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? Ex. 16:12I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.
28 Say unto them, ver. 21;Deut. 1:35;Heb. 3:17As truly as I live, saith the Lord, See ver. 2as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:
29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and ch. 1:45;& 26:64all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me,
31 Deut. 1:39But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which Ps. 106:24ye have despised.
32 But as for you, 1 Cor. 10:5your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.
34 ch. 13:25After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even Ps. 95:10;Ezek. 4:6forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, See 1 Ki. 8:56;Heb. 4:1and ye shall know my [f]breach of promise.
35 ch. 23:19I the Lord have said, I will surely do it unto all ver. 27,29;1 Cor. 10:5this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.
36 ch. 13:31,32And 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,
37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, 1 Cor. 10:10died by the plague before the Lord.
38 Josh. 14:6,10But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.
39 And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: Ex. 33:4and the people mourned greatly.
40 And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, Deut. 1:41we be here, and will go up unto the place which the Lord hath promised: for we have sinned.
41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress ver. 25;2 Chr. 24:20the commandment of the Lord? but it shall not prosper.
42 Deut. 1:42Go not up, for the Lord is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.
43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: 2 Chr. 15:2because ye are turned away from the Lord, therefore the Lord will not be with you.
44 Deut. 1:43But 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.
45 ver. 43;Deut. 1:44Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto ch. 21:3;Judg. 1:17Hormah.
46 Offerings required of Israel
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