Nevertheless, to remind you, I have written to you more boldly on some points because of the grace given me by God
Therefore I will always remind you about these things, even though you know them and are established in the truth you have.
I consider it right, as long as I am in this tent, to wake you up with a reminder,
Dear friends, this is now the second letter I've written you; in both, I awaken your pure understanding with a reminder,
Now I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, all passed through the sea,
and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
They all ate the same spiritual food,
and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from a spiritual rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ.
But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were struck down in the desert.
Now these things became examples for us, so that we will not desire evil as they did.
Don't become idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and got up to play.
Let us not commit sexual immorality as some of them did, and in a single day 23,000 people fell dead.
Let us not tempt Christ as some of them did, and were destroyed by snakes.
Nor should we complain as some of them did, and were killed by the destroyer.
Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written as a warning to us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.
Therefore, whoever thinks he stands must be careful not to fall!
none of the men who have seen My glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tested Me these 10 times and did not obey Me,
will ever see the land I swore to [give] their fathers. None of those who have despised Me will see it.
But since My servant Caleb has a different spirit and has followed Me completely, I will bring him into the land where he has gone, and his descendants will inherit it.
Since the Amalekites and Canaanites are living in the lowlands, turn back tomorrow and head for the wilderness in the direction of the Red Sea."
Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron:
"How long [must I endure] this evil community that keeps complaining about Me? I have heard the Israelites' complaints that they make against Me.
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.
But among them there was not one of those who had been registered by Moses and Aaron the priest when they registered the Israelites in the Wilderness of Sinai.
For the LORD had said to them that they would all die in the wilderness. None of them was left except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
Indeed, the LORD's hand was against them, to eliminate them from the camp until they had all perished.
"When all the fighting men had died among the people,
So He raised His hand against them [with an oath] that He would make them fall in the desert
For who heard and rebelled? Wasn't it really all who came out of Egypt under Moses?
And with whom was He "provoked for 40 years"? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert?
And to whom did He "swear that they would not enter His rest," if not those who disobeyed?
So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.
Therefore, while the promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear so that none of you should miss it.
For we also have received the good news just as they did; but the message they heard did not benefit them, since they were not united with those who heard it in faith