Numbers 14:13-19New American Standard Bible (NASB)
13 But Moses said to the Lord, “Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought up this people from their midst,14 and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, O Lord, are in the midst of this people, for You, O Lord, are seen eye to eye, while Your cloud stands over them; and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.15 Now if You slay this people as one man, then the nations who have heard of Your fame will [a]say,16 ‘Because the Lordcould not bring this people into the land which He promised them by oath, therefore He slaughtered them in the wilderness.’17 But now, I pray, let the power of the Lord be great, just as You have [b]declared,18 ‘The Lord is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children [c]to the third and the fourth generations.’19 Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness, just as You also have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.”
Deuteronomy 9:28New American Standard Bible (NASB)
28 Otherwise the land from which You brought us may say, “Because the Lord was not able to bring them into the land which He had [a]promised them and because He hated them He has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.”
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