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Numbers 14-15 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

14 And all the congregation lifted up their voice and cried, and the people wept that night.

And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron; and the whole congregation said unto them, “Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would God we had died in this wilderness!

And why hath the Lord brought us unto this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? Were it not better for us to return into Egypt?”

And they said one to another, “Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.”

Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of those who searched the land, rent their clothes;

and they spoke unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, “The land which we passed through to search it is an exceeding good land.

If the Lord delight in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which floweth with milk and honey.

Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their defense has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Fear them not.”

10 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the Lord appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.

11 And the Lord said unto Moses, “How long will this people provoke Me? And how long will it be ere they believe Me for all the signs which I have shown among them?

12 I will smite them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.”

13 And Moses said unto the Lord, “Then the Egyptians shall hear it (for Thou broughtest up this people in Thy might from among them),

14 and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land; for they have heard that Thou, Lord, art among this people, that Thou, Lord, art seen face to face, and that Thy cloud standeth over them, and that Thou goest before them by daytime in a pillar of a cloud and in a pillar of fire by night.

15 Now if Thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of Thee will speak, saying,

16 ‘Because the Lord was not able to bring this people into the land which He swore unto them, therefore He hath slain them in the wilderness.’

17 And now, I beseech Thee, let the power of my Lord be great, according as Thou hast spoken, saying,

18 ‘The Lord is longsuffering and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.’

19 Pardon, I beseech Thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of Thy mercy, and as Thou hast forgiven this people from Egypt even until now.”

20 And the Lord said, “I have pardoned according to thy word;

21 but as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.

22 Because all those men who have seen My glory and My miracles which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted Me now these ten times and have not hearkened to My voice—

23 surely they shall not see the land which I swore unto their fathers, neither shall any of those who provoked Me see it.

24 But My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him and hath followed Me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went, and his seed shall possess it.”

25 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) “Tomorrow turn you and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea.”

26 And the Lord spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

27 “How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who murmur against Me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against Me.

28 Say unto them, ‘As truly as I live, saith the Lord, as ye have spoken in Mine ears, so will I do to you.

29 Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness; and all who were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, who have murmured against Me,

30 doubtless ye shall not come into the land concerning which I swore to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.

31 But your little ones, whom ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.

32 But as for you, your carcasses, they shall fall in this wilderness.

33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years and bear your whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted in the wilderness.

34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, for each day a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know My altering of My purpose.

35 I, the Lord, have said: I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.’”

36 And the men, whom Moses sent to search the land, who returned and made all the congregation to murmur against him by bringing up a slander upon the land,

37 even those men who brought up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the Lord.

38 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of the men who went to search the land, lived still.

39 And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel, and the people mourned greatly.

40 And they rose up early in the morning and got them up into the top of the mountain, saying, “Lo, we are here, and will go up unto the place which the Lord hath promised; for we have sinned.”

41 And Moses said, “Why now do ye transgress the commandment of the Lord? But it shall not prosper.

42 Go not up, for the Lord is not among you, that ye be not smitten before your enemies.

43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword. Because ye have turned away from the Lord, therefore the Lord will not be with you.”

44 But they presumed to go up unto the hilltop. Nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the Lord and Moses departed not out of the camp.

45 Then the Amalekites came down and the Canaanites who dwelt in that hill, and smote them and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.

15 And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying,

“Speak unto the children of Israel and say unto them: ‘When ye have come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,

and will make an offering by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering or a sacrifice in performing a vow, or in a freewill offering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a sweet savor unto the Lord of the herd or of the flock,

then shall he that offereth his offering unto the Lord bring a meat offering of a tenth part of flour mingled with a fourth part of a hin of oil.

And a fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink offering shalt thou prepare with the burnt offering or sacrifice, for one lamb.

Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a meat offering two tenths part of flour mingled with a third part of a hin of oil.

And for a drink offering thou shalt offer a third part of a hin of wine for a sweet savor unto the Lord.

And when thou preparest a bullock for a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice in performing a vow, or peace offerings unto the Lord,

then shall he bring with a bullock a meat offering of three tenths part of flour mingled with half a hin of oil.

10 And thou shalt bring for a drink offering half a hin of wine for an offering made by fire of a sweet savor unto the Lord.

11 “‘Thus shall it be done for one bullock or for one ram or for a lamb or a kid.

12 According to the number that ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one according to their number.

13 All who are born of the country shall do these things in this manner in offering an offering made by fire of a sweet savor unto the Lord.

14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire of a sweet savor unto the Lord, as ye do, so he shall do.

15 One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation and also for the stranger who sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations. As ye are, so shall the stranger be before the Lord:

16 one law and one manner shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourneth with you.’”

17 And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying,

18 “Speak unto the children of Israel and say unto them: ‘When ye come into the land whither I bring you,

19 then it shall be that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up a heave offering unto the Lord.

20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for a heave offering; as ye do the heave offering of the threshing floor, so shall ye heave it.

21 Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the Lord a heave offering in your generations.

22 And if ye have erred and not observed all these commandments which the Lord hath spoken unto Moses—

23 even all that the Lord hath commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that the Lord commanded Moses and henceforward among your generations—

24 then it shall be, if aught be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering for a sweet savor unto the Lord with his meat offering and his drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering.

25 And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them, for it is ignorance; and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord, and their sin offering before the Lord, for their ignorance.

26 And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Israel and the stranger who sojourneth among them, seeing all the people were in ignorance.

27 “‘And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a shegoat of the first year for a sin offering.

28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul who sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the Lord, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.

29 Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel and for the stranger who sojourneth among them.

30 But the soul who doeth aught presumptuously, whether he be born in the land or a stranger, the same reproacheth the Lord; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

31 Because he hath despised the word of the Lord and hath broken His commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off. His iniquity shall be upon him.’”

32 And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man who gathered sticks upon the Sabbath day.

33 And those who found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron and unto all the congregation.

34 And they put him under guard, because it was not declared what should be done to him.

35 And the Lord said unto Moses, “The man shall be surely put to death. All the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.”

36 And all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him with stones, and he died, as the Lord commanded Moses.

37 And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying,

38 “Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribbon of blue.

39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the Lord and do them, and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring,

40 that ye may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy unto your God.

41 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the Lord your God.”


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