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Revolt roles against leaders, After the Israelites heard
the report from the twelve men who had explored Canaan, the people cried all
night and complained to Moses and Aaron, "We wish we had died in Egypt or
somewhere out here in the desert! Is the Lord leading us into Canaan, just to
have us killed and our women and children captured? We’d be better off in
Then they said to one another, "Let’s choose our own leader and go back." Revolt
Moses and Aaron bowed down to pray in front of the crowd. Joshua
and Caleb tore their clothes in sorrow and said:
We saw the land ourselves, and it’s very good. If we
obey the Lord, he will surely give us that land rich with milk and honey.
So don’t rebel. We have no reason to be afraid of the people who live
there. The Lord is on our side, and they won’t stand a chance against us! The
crowd threatened to stone Moses and Aaron to death. But just then, the Lord
appeared in a cloud at the sacred tent. Revolt roles
The Lord said to Moses, "
I have done great things for these people, and they still reject me by refusing
to believe in my power. So they will no longer be my people. I will destroy
them, but I will make you the ancestor of a nation even stronger than theirs."
Moses replied: With your mighty power you rescued your people
from Egypt, so please don’t destroy us here in the desert. If you do, the
Egyptians will hear about it and tell the people of Canaan. Revolt roles.
Those Canaanites already know that we are your people, and that
we see you face to face. And they have heard how you lead us with a thick cloud
during the day and flaming fire at night. But if you kill us, they will claim it
was because you weren’t powerful enough to lead us into Canaan as you promised.
Show us your great power, Lord. Revolt roles.
You promised that you love to show mercy and kindness. And you
said that you are very patient, but that you will punish everyone guilty of
doing wrong—not only them but their children and grandchildren as well.
You are merciful, and you treat people better than
they deserve. So please forgive these people, just as you have forgiven them
ever since they left Egypt. Then the Lord said to Moses: In answer to your
prayer, I do forgive them.
But as surely as I live and my power has no limit, I swear that
not one of these Israelites will enter the land I promised to give their
ancestors. These people have seen my power in Egypt and in the desert, but they
will never see Canaan. Revolt roles.
They have disobeyed and tested me too many times. But
my servant Caleb isn’t like the others. So because he has faith in me, I will
allow him to cross into Canaan, and his descendants will settle there.
Now listen, Moses! The Amalekites and the Canaanites
live in the valleys of Canaan. And tomorrow morning, you’ll need to turn around
and head back into the desert toward the Red Sea. But my servant Caleb isn’t
like the others. So because he has faith in me, I will allow him to cross into
Canaan, and his descendants will settle there.
Now listen, Moses! The Amalekites and the Canaanites live in the
valleys of Canaan. And tomorrow morning, you’ll need to turn around and head
back into the desert toward the Red Sea. The Lord told Moses and Aaronto give
this message to the people of Israel:
You sinful people have complained against me too many times! Now I swear by
my own life that I will give you exactly what you wanted. You will die right
here in the desert, and your dead bodies will cover the ground. You have
insulted me, and none of you men who are over twenty years old will enter the
solemnly promised to give you as your own only Caleb and Joshua will go in.
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