1 Igitur vociferans omnis tur ba flevit nocte illa,
2 et mur murati sunt contra Moysen et Aaron cuncti filii Israel dicentes: "Utinam mortui essemus in Aegypto vel in hac vasta solitudine!
3 Cur inducit nos Dominus in terram istam, ut cadamus gladio, et uxores ac liberi nostri ducantur captivi? Nonne melius est reverti in Aegyptum?"
4 Dixeruntque alter ad alterum: "Constituamus nobis ducem et revertamur in Aegyptum!"
5 Quo audito, Moyses et Aaron ceciderunt proni in terram coram omni congregatione filiorum Israel.
6 At vero Iosue filius Nun et Chaleb filius Iephonne, qui et ipsi lustraverant terram, sciderunt vestimenta sua
7 et ad omnem congregationem filiorum Israel locuti sunt: "Terra, quam circuivimus, valde bona est.
8 Si propitius fuerit Dominus, inducet nos in eam et tradet humum lacte et melle manantem.
9 Nolite rebelles esse contra Dominum neque timeatis populum terrae huius, quia sicut panem ita eos possumus devorare. Recessit ab eis omne praesidium; Dominus nobiscum est, nolite metuere"
10 Cumque clamaret omnis congregatio et lapidibus eos vellet opprimere, apparuit gloria Domini super tabernaculum conventus cunctis filiis Israel,
11 et dixit Dominus ad Moysen: "Usquequo detrahet mihi populus iste? Quousque non credent mihi in omnibus signis, quae feci coram eis?
12 Feriam igitur eos pestilentia atque consumam; te autem faciam in gentem magnam et fortiorem quam haec est"
13 Et ait Moyses ad Dominum: - Audient Aegyptii, de quorum medio eduxisti populum istum in virtute tua,
14 et dicent ad habitatores terrae huius, quia audierunt quod tu, Domine, in populo isto sis et facie videaris ad faciem, et nubes tua protegat illos, et in columna nubis praecedas eos per diem et in columna ignis per noctem.
15 Et occidisti hunc populum quasi unum hominem, et dicent gentes, quae audierunt auditum tuum:
16 "Non poterat Dominus introducere populum in terram, pro qua iuraverat, idcirco occidit eos in solitudine!".
17 Magnificetur ergo fortitudo Domini, sicut iurasti dicens:
18 "Dominus patiens et multae misericordiae, auferens iniquitatem et scelera nullumque innoxium derelinquens, qui visitas peccata patrum in filios in tertiam et quartam generationem".
19 Dimitte obsecro peccatum populi huius secundum magnitudinem misericordiae tuae, sicut propitius fuisti populo huic de Aegypto usque ad locum istum"
20 Dixitque Dominus: "Dimisi iuxta verbum tuum.
21 Vivo ego, et implebit gloria Domini universam terram!
22 Attamen omnes homines, qui viderunt maiestatem meam et signa, quae feci in Aegypto et in solitudine, et tentaverunt me iam per decem vices nec oboedierunt voci meae,
23 non videbunt terram, pro qua iuravi patribus eorum; nec quisquam ex illis, qui detraxit mihi, intuebitur eam.
24 Servum meum Chaleb, qui plenus alio spiritu secutus est me, inducam in terram hanc, quam circuivit, et semen eius possidebit eam.
25 Quoniam Amalecites et Chananaeus habitant in vallibus, cras movete castra et revertimini in solitudinem per viam maris Rubri"
26 Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen et Aaron dicens:
27 "Usquequo congregatio haec pessima murmurat contra me? Querelas filiorum Israel audivi.
28 Dic ergo eis: Vivo ego, ait Dominus, sicut locuti estis, audiente me, sic faciam vobis!
29 In solitudine hac iacebunt cadavera vestra. Omnes, qui numerati estis a viginti annis et supra et murmurastis contra me,
30 non intrabitis terram, super quam levavi manum meam, ut habitare vos facerem, praeter Chaleb filium Iephonne et Iosue filium Nun.
31 Parvulos autem vestros, de quibus dixistis quod praedae hostibus forent, introducam, ut videant terram, quae vobis displicuit.
32 Vestra cadavera iacebunt in solitudine hac;
33 filii vestri erunt pastores in deserto annis quadraginta et portabunt fornicationem vestram, donec consumantur cadavera vestra in deserto.
34 Iuxta numerum quadraginta dierum, quibus considerastis terram annus pro die imputabitur quadraginta annis portabitis iniquitates vestras et scietis ultionem meam.
35 Ego Dominus locutus sum, ita faciam omni congregationi huic pessimae, quae consurrexit adversum me: in solitudine hac deficiet et morietur"
36 Igitur omnes viri, quos miserat Moyses ad contemplandam terram et qui reversi murmurare fecerant contra eum omnem congregationem detrahentes terrae quod esset mala,
37 mortui sunt atque percussi in conspectu Domini.
38 Iosue autem filius Nun et Chaleb filius Iephonne vixerunt ex omnibus, qui perrexerant ad considerandam terram.
39 Locutusque est Moyses universa verba haec ad omnes filios Israel, et luxit populus nimis.
40 Et ecce mane primo surgentes ascenderunt verticem montis atque dixerunt: "Parati sumus ascendere ad locum, de quo Dominus locutus est, quia peccavimus"
41 Quibus Moyses: "Cur, inquit, transgredimini verbum Domini, quod vobis non cedet in prosperum?
42 Nolite ascendere, non enim est Dominus vobiscum, ne corruatis coram inimicis vestris!
43 Amalecites et Chananaeus ante vos sunt, quorum gladio corruetis, eo quod nolueritis acquiescere Domino, nec erit Dominus vobiscum"
44 At illi contenebrati ascenderunt in verticem montis; arca autem foederis Domini et Moyses non recesserunt de castris.
45 Descenditque Amalecites et Chananaeus, qui habitabat in monte, et percutiens eos atque concidens persecutus est eos usque Horma.
King James Version
1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
2 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!
3 And wherefore 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?
4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.
5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.
6 ¶ And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:
7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.
8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is 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 shewed 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 day time 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 sware 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 which 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 sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that 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.) To morrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
26 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which 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 carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me,
30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
31 But your little ones, which 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 carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.
33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.
34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
35 I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.
36 And the men, which 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 that did bring 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, which were of the men that 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 gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath promised: for we have sinned.
41 And Moses said, Wherefore 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 are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.
44 But they presumed to go up unto the hill top: 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 which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.