The people murmur at the news.
Numbers 14:1 Then the whole cogregacion toke on, and cryed, and the people wepte yt night. Numbers 14:2 And all the childre of Israel murmured agaynst Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregacion sayde vnto them: Oh that we had dyed in the lande of Egipte, or that we might dye yet in this wyldernesse. Numbers 14:3 Wherfore bryngeth the LORDE vs in to this lande, that oure wyues shulde fall thorow the swerde, and ouer children be a praye? Is it not better, that we go agayne in to Egipte? Numbers 14:4 And they sayde one to another: Let vs make a captayne, and go into Egipte agayne. Numbers 14:5 But Moses & Aaron fell vpo their faces before ye whole cogregacion of the multitude of the childre of Israel.
Joshua and Caleb labour to still them.
Numbers 14:6 And Iosua ye sonne of Nun, & Caleb ye sonne of Iephune (which also had spyed out the lande) rente their clothes, Numbers 14:7 & spake to the whole cogregacion of the children of Israel: The londe yt we haue walked thorow to spye it out, is a very good lande. Numbers 14:8 Yf the LORDE haue lust vnto vs, he shal brynge vs in to the same londe, & geue it vs, which is a lade that floweth with mylke & hony. Numbers 14:9 But in anye wyse rebell not ye agaynst the LORDE, & feare not ye people of this lande, for we wil eate the vp as bred. Their defence is departed fro them, but the LORDE is wt vs, be not ye afrayed of them. Numbers 14:10 And all the people, bad stone them wt stones. Then appeared the glory of the LORDE in the Tabernacle of witnesse vnto all the children of Israel,
God threateneth them.
Numbers 14:11 & the LORDE sayde vnMoses: How longe shal this people blaspheme me? And how longe wil it be, or they beleue me, for all the tokes that I haue shewed amonge them? Numbers 14:12 I wil smyte them with pestilence & destroye the, & wil make of the a greater & mightier people then this is.
Moses persuadeth God, and obtaineth pardon.
Numbers 14:13 But Moses sayde vnto ye LORDE: Then shal ye Egipcians heare it (for wt thy power hast thou brought this people from amoge the) Numbers 14:14 so shal it be tolde the inhabiters of this lande also, which haue herde, yt thou O LORDE art amonge this people, yt thou art sene from face to face, & that thy cloude stondeth ouer them, and that thou goest before them in the cloudy piler on the daye tyme, and in the fyrie piler on the night season.
Numbers 14:15 Yf thou shuldest now slaye this people as one man, then the Heythen that haue herde so good reporte of the, shulde saye: Numbers 14:16 The LORDE was not able to brynge the people in to the londe, that he sware vnto them, therfore hath he slayne them in the wyldernes. Numbers 14:17 So let the power of the LORDE now be greate, acordinge as thou hast spoken and sayde: Numbers 14:18 The LORDE is of longe sufferaunce and of greate mercy, and forgeueth synne and trespace, and leaueth no man innocent, & vysiteth the mysdede of the fathers vpon the children in to the thirde and fourth generacion. Numbers 14:19 O be gracious now vnto the synne of this people acordinge to thy greate mercy, like as thou hast forborne this people also, euer from Egipte vnto this place. Numbers 14:20 And the LORDE sayde: I haue forgeue it, as thou hast saide. Numbers 14:21 But as truly as I lyue, all ye worlde shalbe full of my glory. Numbers 14:22 For of all ye men that haue sene my glory & my tokens, which I dyd in Egipte and in the wildernesse, and tempted me new ten tymes, & haue not herkened vnto my voyce, Numbers 14:23 there shall not one se the londe that I sware vnto their fathers: nether shal eny of them that haue blasphemed me, se it. Numbers 14:24 But my seruaut Caleb, because there is another maner sprete with him, & because he hath folowed me, him wil I brynge in to the lande, which he hath gone thorow, & his sede shal conquere it, Numbers 14:25 and ye Amalechites also and the Cananites, that dwell in the lowe countrees. Tomorow turne you, and get you to the wyldernesse, in the waye towarde the reed see.
The murmurers are deprived of entering into the land.
Numbers 14:26 And ye LORDE spake vnto Moses & Aaron, & sayde: Numbers 14:27 How loge shal this euell multitude murmur agaynst me? Numbers 14:28 For I haue herde the murmuringe of the childre of Israel, yt they haue murmured agaynst me. Tell them therfore: As trulye as I lyue (sayeth ye LORDE) I wil do vnto you, euen as ye haue spoken in myne eares: Numbers 14:29 Youre carcases shal lye in this wildernesse. And all ye that were nombred from twentye yeare and aboue, which haue murmured agaynst me, Numbers 14:30 shall not come in to the lande (cocernynge the which I lift vp my hade, yt I wolde let you dwell therin) saue Caleb ye sonne of Iephune, and Iosua the sonne of Nun. Numbers 14:31 Youre children, of whom ye sayde: They shalbe a spoyle, them wyll I brynge in, so yt they shal knowe the lande, which ye haue refused. Numbers 14:32 But ye with youre carcases shall lye in this wildernesse, Numbers 14:33 and yor children shal wander in this wildernesse fourtye yeares, & beare yor whordome, tyll yor carcases be waisted in the wildernesse, Numbers 14:34 acordinge to the nombre of ye fourtye dayes, wherin ye spyed out the londe. A daye for a yeare, so yt fourtye yeares ye shall beare youre mysdede, that ye maye knowe what it is, whan I withdrawe my hande. Numbers 14:35 Euen I the LORDE haue sayde it, & wil do it in dede vnto all this euell congregacion, that haue lift vp them selues agaynst me: In this wildernesse shal they be consumed, and there shal they dye.
The men who raised the evil report die by a plague.
Numbers 14:36 So there dyed and were plaged before the LORDE all the me, whom Moses sent to spye out the lade, & came agayne, and made the whole cogregacion to murmur agaynst it, because they brought vp a mysreporte of the lande, Numbers 14:37 that it was euell. Numbers 14:38 But Iosua the sonne of Nun, and Caleb ye sonne of Iephune were left alyue, of the men that wente to spye out the lande. Numbers 14:39 And Moses spake these wordes vnto all the children of Israel. The toke the people greate sorowe.
The people that would invade the land against the will of God are smitten.
Numbers 14:40 And they arose early in ye mornynge, and wente vp to the toppe of ye mountayne, and sayde: Lo, here are we, and will go vp to the place, wherof the LORDE hath sayde: for we haue synned. Numbers 14:41 But Moses sayde: wherfore go ye on this maner beyonde ye worde of the LORDE? It shall not prospere with you: Numbers 14:42 go not vp (for ye LORDE is not amoge you) yt ye be not slayne before yor enemies. Numbers 14:43 For the Amalechites and Cananites are there before you, & ye shal fall thorow ye swerde, because ye haue turned yor selues from the LORDE, and the LORDE shal not be with you. Numbers 14:44 But they were blynded to go vp to the toppe of the mountaine: neuertheles the Arke of the LORDES couenaunt & Moses came not out of the hooste. Numbers 14:45 Then came downe ye Amalechites & Cananites which dwelt vpon that mountayne, and smote them and hewed them, euen vnto Horma.