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Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eats up its inhabitants; and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature.
But your little ones, whom you said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which you have despised.
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
Lest there be any immoral, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
The pleasant land
For the LORD your God brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
But the land, where you go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinks water from the rain of heaven:
But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a beautiful heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, You shall call me, My father; and shall not turn away from me.
In the day that I lifted up my hand unto them, to bring them forth from the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched out for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands:
And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people despise me? and how long will it be before they believe me, with all the signs which I have shown among them?
Yet in this thing you did not believe the LORD your God,
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.