Deuteronomy 1:34–46

34 “Then the Lord heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and atook an oath, saying,

35 aNot one of these men, this evil generation, shall see the good land which I swore to give your fathers,

36 except Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and ato him and to his sons I will give the land on which he has set foot, because he has followed the Lord fully.’

37 aThe Lord was angry with me also on your account, saying, ‘bNot even you shall enter there.

38 ‘Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, ahe shall enter there; encourage him, for bhe will cause Israel to inherit it.

39 ‘Moreover, ayour little ones who you said would become a prey, and your sons, who this day have bno knowledge of good or evil, shall enter there, and I will give it to them and they shall possess it.

40 ‘But as for you, aturn around and set out for the wilderness by the way to the 1Red Sea.’

41 aThen you said to me, ‘We have sinned against the Lord; we will indeed go up and fight, just as the Lord our God commanded us.’ And every man of you girded on his weapons of war, and regarded it as easy to go up into the hill country.

42 aAnd the Lord said to me, ‘Say to them, “Do not go up nor fight, for I am not among you; otherwise you will be 1defeated before your enemies.” ’

43 “So I spoke to you, but you would not listen. Instead ayou rebelled against the 1command of the Lord, and acted presumptuously and went up into the hill country.

44 aThe Amorites who 1lived in that hill country came out against you and chased you bas bees do, and crushed you from Seir to Hormah.

45 “Then you returned and wept before the Lord; but the aLord did not listen to your voice nor give ear to you.

46 “So you remained in aKadesh many days, 1the days that you spent there.

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