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25 And they returned from fearching of the Land after forty Days.

26 And they went and came to Mofes and to Aaron, and to all the Congregation of the Children of Ifrael unto the Wilderness of Paran to Kadefh; and brought back Word unto them, and unto all the Congregation, and fhewed them the Fruit of the Land.

27 And they told him, and said, We came unto the Land whither thou fenteft us, and furely it floweth with Milk and Honey; and this is the Fruit of it.

28 Nevertheless the People be STRONG that dwell in the Land, and the Cities are WALLED, and VERY GREAT: and moreover, we faw the CHILDREN of ANAK there.

30 And Caleb ftilled the People before Mofes, and faid, Let us go up at once, and poffefs it; for we are well ABLE

to overcome it.

31 But the Men that went up with him, said, We be NOT ABLE to go up against the People, for they are STRONGER than we.

32 And they brought up an EVIL REPORT of the Land which they had searched, unto the Children of Ifrael, faying, The Land through which we have gone to fearch it, is a Land that eateth up the Inhabitants thereof; and all the People that we saw in it, are Men of GREAT a STATURE.

* Pfal. cvi. 24 Yea, they DESPISED the PLEASANT LAND; they BELIEVED not his WORD.

25 But MURMURED in their Tents, and HEARKENED NOT unto the VOICE

of the LORD.

ND all the Congregation lifted up their Voice, and cried; and the People wept that Night.

2 And all the Children of Ifrael murmured against Mo

26 Therefore he lifted up his Hand against them to overthrow them in

the Wilderness:

27 To overthrow their Seed alfo

among the Nations, and to scatter them in the Lands.

33 And there we faw the GIANTS, the SoNs of ANAK, which come of the Giants: and we were in our own Sight as GRASHOPPERS, and fo we were in their Sight.


11 The Murmurers threatened. 36 The Murmurers punished.

Ver. 1

Heb. iii. 7 The HOLY GHOST faith, To day if ye will hear his Voice,

8 HARDEN NOT your HEARTS, as in the Provocation, in the Day of Temptation in the Wilderness:

9 When your Fathers tempted me, proved me, and faw my Works forty Years.


fes, and against Aaron; and the whole Congregation faid 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 fhould be a Prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?

4 And they faid one to another, Let us make a Captain, and let us return into Egypt.

5 Then Mofes and Aaron fell on their Faces before all the Affembly of the Congregation of the Children of Ifrael.

6 And Joshua the Son of Nun, and Caleb the Son of Jephunneh, which were of them that fearched the Land, rent their Cloaths.

7 And they spake unto all the Company of the Children of Ifrael, faying, The Land which we paffed 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.

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2 For unto us was the GOSPEL preached, as well as unto them; but the WORD preached did NOT PROFIT them, not being mixed with FAITH in

them that heard it.

3 For we which have BELIEVED, do enter into REST, as he said, As I have swORN in my WRATH, if they fhall enter into my REST.

6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that fome muft enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached,

entred not in, because of UNBELIEF.

II Let us LABOUR therefore to enter into that REST, left any Man fall after the fame EXAMPLE OF UNBELIEF. m Philip.iv. 13 I can do ALL THINGS

9 m Only rebel not ye againft the LORD, neither fear through CHRIST, which STRENGTH

ye the People of the Land; for they are Bread for us: their 3

NETH me.

I Pet. i. 3 BLESSED be the GoD and FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Defence

Defence is departed from which according to his ABUNDANT

them, and the LORD is with us: Fear them not.

MERCY, hath begotten us again unto a LIVELY HOPE, by the RESURRECTION of JESUS CHRIST from the Dead.


for you.

10 But all the Congregation bad ftone them with Stones and the Glory of the LORD appeared in the Tabernacle of the Congregation before all the Children of Ifrael.


s Who are KEPT by the Power of ready to be revealed in the laft Time. GOD through FAITH unto SALVATION,

6 Wherein ye greatly rejoyce, though now for a Season (if Need be) ye are in Heaviness through ma


II And the LORD faid unto Mofes, How long will this People provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the Signs which I have fhewed among them?

12 I will fmite them with the Peftilence, and difinherit them, and will make of thee a greater Nation, and mightier than they.

13 And Mofes faid unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians fhall hear it (for thou, broughteft 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 feen Face to Face, and that thy

Cloud ftandeth over them,

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and that thou goeft before them, by Day-time in a Pillar of a Cloud, and in a Pillar of Fire by Night.

15 Now if thou fhalt kill all this People as one Man, then the Nations which have heard the Fame of thee, will speak, faying,

16 Because the LORD was not able to bring this People, into the Land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath flain them in the Wilderness.


17 And

17 And now, I beseech thee, let the Power of my Lord be great, according as thou haft fpoken, "faying,

18 The LORD is long-fuffering, and of great Mercy, forgiving Iniquity and Tranfgreflion, and by no means clearing the Guilty, vifiting the Iniquity of the Fathers upon the Children unto the third and fourth Generation.

19 Pardon, I befeech thee, the Iniquity of this People, according unto the Greatnefs of thy Mercy, and as thou haft forgiven this People, from Egypt, even until now. 20 And the LORD faid, I have pardoned, according to thy Word: 21 But as truly as I live, all the Earth fhall be filled with the GLORY of the LORD.

22 Because all thofe Men which have feen my Glory, and my Miracles which I did in Egypt, and in the Wildernefs, and have tempted me now these ten Times, and have not hearkned to Voice;


Ifa. xi. 9 The Earth fhall be full

of the KNOWLEDGE of the LORD, as

the Waters cover the Sea.

Pfal. Ixxii. 7 In his Days fhall the Righteous flourish: and abundance of Peace fo long as the Moon endureth.

8 He fhall have DOMINION alfo from Sea to Sea, and from the River unto the ENDS of the EARTH.

II Yea, ALL KINGS fhall fall down before him: ALL NATIONS shall SERVE HIM.

19 And bleffed be his glorious Name for ever, and let the whole

Earth be filled with his GLORY.

Luke iii. 6 All Flefh fhall fee the SALVATION OF GOD.

23 Surely they shall not fee the Land which I fware unto their Fathers, neither fhall any of them that pro voked me, fee it :

Rev. xi. 15 And the seventh Angel founded, and there were great Voices of this World are become the Kingin Heaven, faying, The Kingdoms

doms of our LORD, and of his CHRIST, 24 But my Servant Caleb, and he shall reign for ever and ever. 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 fhall poffefs it.

25 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the Valley) To-morrow turn you, and get you into the Wildernefs, by the Way of the Red Sea.

26 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes, and unto Aaron, faying,

27 How long fhall I bear with this evil Congregation which murmur against me? I have heard the Murmurings of the Children of Ifrael which they murmur against me.

28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, faith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine Ears, fo will I do to you:


29 Your

29 Your Carcafes fhall fall in this Wilderness, and all that were numbred of you, according to your whole Number, from twenty Years old and upwards, which have murmured against me,

30 Doubtless ye fhall not come into the Land concerning which I fware to make you dwell therein, fave Caleb the Son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the Son of Nun.

31 But your Little ones which ye faid fhould be a Prey, them will I bring in, and they fhall know the Land which ye have defpifed.

32 But as for you, your Carcafes they fhall fall in this Wilderness.

33 And your Children fhall wander in the Wilderness forty Years, and bear your Whoredoms, until your Carcafes be wafted in the Wilderness.

34 After the Number of the Days in which ye fearched the Land, even forty Days (each Day for a Year) fhall ye bear your Iniquities, even forty Years, and ye fhall know my Breach of Promise.

35 I the LORD have faid, I will furely do it unto all this evil Congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this Wilderness they fhall be confumed, and there they fall die.

36 And the Men which Mofes fent to fearch the Land, who returned, and made all the Congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a Slander upon the Land;

37 Even thofe 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 fearch the Land, lived still.

39 And Mofes told thefe Sayings unto all the Children of Ifrael and the People mourned greatly.

40 And they rofe up early in the Morning, and gat them up into the Top of the Mountain, faying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the Place which the LORD hath promifed: for we have finned.

41 And Mofes faid, Wherefore now do you tranfgrefs the Commandment of the LORD, but it fhall not profper?

42 Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not fmitten before your Enemies.

43 For the Amalekites, and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye fhall fall by the Sword: becaufe ye are Cc 2


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