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6Moses said to the Gadites and the Reubenites, "Should your brothers go to war, while you stay here? 7Why would you destroy the Israelites’ resolve to cross into the land that the LORD gave them? 8Your ancestors did this, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to inspect the land. 9They went up to the Cluster ravine, saw the land, and destroyed the Israelites’ resolve to enter the land that the LORD had given them. 10The LORD became angry on that day and promised, 11‘None of the persons that went up from Egypt, those 20 years old and above, will see the fertile ground that I promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, because they didn’t remain true to me, 12except Caleb, Jephunneh the Kenizzite’s son, and Joshua, Nun’s son, because they remained true to the LORD.’ 13The LORD became angry with the Israelites and made them wander in the desert for forty years until the entire generation had died, which had done evil in the LORD’s eyes. 14Now you’ve taken the place of your ancestors, a group of sinful men, to intensify the LORD’s anger against Israel. 15If you turn away from him, he will turn away again to abandon Israel in the desert. Then you will destroy this entire people."
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