Tell them: As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you exactly as I heard you say.
Your corpses will fall in this wilderness-- all of you who were registered [in the census], the entire number of you 20 years old or more-- because you have complained about Me.
I swear that none of you will enter the land I promised to settle you in, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
I will bring your children whom you said would become plunder into the land you rejected, and they will enjoy it.
But as for you, your corpses will fall in this wilderness.
Your children will be shepherds in the wilderness for 40 years and bear the penalty for your acts of unfaithfulness until all your corpses lie [scattered] in the wilderness.
You will bear the consequences of your sins 40 years based on the number of the 40 days that you scouted the land, a year for each day. You will know My displeasure.
I, the LORD, have spoken. I swear that I will do this to the entire evil community that has conspired against Me. They will come to an end in the wilderness, and there they will die."
So the men Moses sent to scout out the land, and who returned and incited the entire community to complain about him by spreading a bad report about the land--
those men who spread the report about the land were struck down by the LORD.