Nevertheless, with most of them God was not well-pleased; for they were laid low in the wilderness.
And with whom was He angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?
Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe.
Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the Lord, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will surely do to you;
But among these there was not a man of those who were numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.
Therefore He swore to them
That He would cast them down in the wilderness,
The Lord said to Moses, “How long will this people spurn Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst?
even those men who brought out the very bad report of the land died by a plague before the Lord.
“Then the Lord heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and took an oath, saying,
Moreover the hand of the Lord was against them, to destroy them from within the camp until they all perished.
In spite of all this they still sinned
And did not believe in His wonderful works.
A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.
Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
For we have been consumed by Your anger
And by Your wrath we have been dismayed.
“Therefore I swore in My anger,
Truly they shall not enter into My rest.”