Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
And your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your whoredoms, until your dead bodies be consumed in the wilderness.
And Jehovah's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander to and fro in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of Jehovah, was consumed.
And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that Jehovah had given him in commandment unto them;
And the days in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, were thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were consumed from the midst of the camp, as Jehovah sware unto them.
Where your fathers tried me by proving me, And saw my works forty years.
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith Jehovah.
And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
And even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
Yet went they on still to sin against him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert.