For who provoked Him when they had heard? Indeed, did not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses?
All the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!
Surely you shall not come into the land in which I swore to settle you, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.
Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall enter there; encourage him, for he will cause Israel to inherit it.
But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it.
So they said to one another, “Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt.”
But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive out of those men who went to spy out the land.
For the Lord had said of them, “They shall surely die in the wilderness.” And not a man was left of them, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.
‘Not one of these men, this evil generation, shall see the good land which I swore to give your fathers,
I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought word back to him as it was in my heart.
Yet they still continued to sin against Him,
To rebel against the Most High in the desert.
But what is the divine response to him? “I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”
Where your fathers tried Me by testing Me,
And saw My works for forty years.