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Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
Then Jacob gave him bread and soup; and he took food and drink and went away, caring little for his birthright.
And they gave the children of Israel a bad account of the land they had been to see, saying, This land through which we went is a land causing destruction to those living in it; and all the people we saw there are men of more than common size.
And your little ones, whom you said would come into strange hands, I will take in, and they will see the land which you would not have.
But they gave no attention, and went about their business, one to his farm, another to his trade:
And that there may not be any evil liver, or any man without respect for God, like Esau, who let his birthright go for a plate of food.
The pleasant land
For the Lord your God is guiding you into a good land, a land of water-springs, of fountains, and deep streams flowing out from the valleys and the hills;
But the land where you are going is a land of hills and valleys, drinking in the rain of heaven:
But I said, How am I to put you among the children, and give you a desired land, a heritage of glory among the armies of the nations? and I said, You are to say to me, My father; and not be turned away from me.
In that day I gave my oath to take them out of the land of Egypt into a land which I had been searching out for them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the glory of all lands:
And the Lord said to Moses, How long will this people have no respect for me? how long will they be without faith, in the face of all the signs I have done among them?
But for all this, you had no faith in the Lord your God,
My brothers, take care that there is not by chance in any one of you an evil heart without belief, turning away from the living God:
And, truly, the good news came to us, even as it did to them; but the hearing of the word did them no good, because they were not united in faith with the true hearers.
Now it is my purpose to put you in mind, though you once had knowledge of all these things, of how the Lord, having taken a people safely out of Egypt, later sent destruction on those who had no faith;