they sinned
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_4 14:1-45
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Then the whole community broke into loud cries, and the people wept that night.
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All the Israelites complained about Moses and Aaron, and the whole community told them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt, or if only we had died in this wilderness!
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Why is the LORD bringing us into this land to die by the sword? Our wives and little children will become plunder. Wouldn't it be better for us to go back to Egypt?"
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So they said to one another, "Let's appoint a leader and go back to Egypt."
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Then Moses and Aaron fell down with their faces [to the ground] in front of the whole assembly of the Israelite community.
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Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who scouted out the land, tore their clothes
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and said to the entire Israelite community: "The land we passed through and explored is an extremely good land.
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If the LORD is pleased with us, He will bring us into this land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and give it to us.
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Only don't rebel against the LORD, and don't be afraid of the people of the land, for we will devour them. Their protection has been removed from them, and the LORD is with us. Don't be afraid of them!"
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While the whole community threatened to stone them, the glory of the LORD appeared to all the Israelites at the tent of meeting.
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The LORD said to Moses, "How long will these people despise Me? How long will they not trust in Me despite all the signs I have performed among them?
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I will strike them with a plague and destroy them. Then I will make you into a greater and mightier nation than they are."
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But Moses replied to the LORD, "The Egyptians will hear about it, for by Your strength You brought up this people from them.
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They will tell [it to] the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, LORD, are among these people, how You, Lord, are seen face to face, how Your cloud stands over them, and how You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.
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If You kill this people with a single blow, the nations that have heard of Your fame will declare,
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'Since the LORD wasn't able to bring this people into the land He swore to [give] them, He has slaughtered them in the wilderness.'
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"So now, may My Lord's power be magnified just as You have spoken:
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The LORD is slow to anger and rich in faithful love, forgiving wrongdoing and rebellion. But He will not leave [the guilty] unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers' wrongdoing on the children to the third and fourth generation.
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Please pardon the wrongdoing of this people in keeping with the greatness of Your faithful love, just as You have forgiven them from Egypt until now."
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The LORD responded, "I have pardoned [them] as you requested.
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Yet as surely as I live and as the whole earth is filled with the LORD's glory,
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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,
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will ever see the land I swore to [give] their fathers. None of those who have despised Me will see it.
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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.
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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."
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Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron:
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"How long [must I endure] this evil community that keeps complaining about Me? I have heard the Israelites' complaints that they make against Me.
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Tell them: As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you exactly as I heard you say.
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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.
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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.
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I will bring your children whom you said would become plunder into the land you rejected, and they will enjoy it.
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But as for you, your corpses will fall in this wilderness.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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--
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those men who spread the report about the land were struck down by the LORD.
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Only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh remained alive of those men who went to scout out the land.
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When Moses reported these words to all the Israelites, the people were overcome with grief.
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They got up early the next morning and went up the ridge of the hill country, saying, "Let's go to the place the LORD promised, for we were wrong."
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But Moses responded, "Why are you going against the LORD's command? It won't succeed.
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Don't go, because the LORD is not among you and you will be defeated by your enemies.
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The Amalekites and Canaanites are right in front of you, and you will fall by the sword. The LORD won't be with you, since you have turned from following Him."
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But they dared to go up the ridge of the hill country, even though the ark of the LORD's covenant and Moses did not leave the camp.
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Then the Amalekites and Canaanites who lived in that [part of the] hill country came down, attacked them, and routed them as far as Hormah.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_4 16:1-17
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Now Korah son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took
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250 prominent Israelite men who were leaders of the community and representatives in the assembly, and they rebelled against Moses.
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They came together against Moses and Aaron and told them, "You have gone too far! Everyone in the entire community is holy, and the LORD is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the LORD's assembly?"
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When Moses heard [this], he fell facedown.
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Then he said to Korah and all his followers, "Tomorrow morning the LORD will reveal who belongs to Him, who is set apart, and [the one] He will let come near Him. He will let the one He chooses come near Him.
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Korah, you and all your followers are to do this: take firepans, and tomorrow
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place fire in them and put incense on them before the LORD. Then the man the LORD chooses will be the one who is set apart. It is you Levites who have gone too far!"
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Moses also told Korah, "Now listen, Levites!
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Isn't it enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the Israelite community to bring you near to Himself, to perform the work at the LORD's tabernacle, and to stand before the community to minister to them?
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He has brought you near, and all your fellow Levites who are with you, but you are seeking the priesthood as well.
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Therefore, it is you and all your followers who have conspired against the LORD! As for Aaron, who is he that you should complain about him?"
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Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, "We will not come!
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Is it not enough that you brought us up from a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness? Do you also have to appoint yourself as ruler over us?
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Furthermore, you didn't bring us to a land flowing with milk and honey or give us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you gouge out the eyes of these men? We will not come!"
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Then Moses became angry and said to the LORD, "Don't respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them or mistreated a single one of them."
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So Moses told Korah, "You and all your followers are to appear before the LORD tomorrow-- you, they, and Aaron.
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Each of you is to take his firepan, place incense on it, and present his firepan before the LORD-- 250 firepans. You and Aaron [are] each [to present] your firepan also."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_4 21:1-6
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When the Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev, heard that Israel was coming on the Atharim road, he fought against Israel and captured some prisoners.
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Then Israel made a vow to the LORD, "If You will deliver this people into our hands, we will completely destroy their cities."
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The LORD listened to Israel's request, the Canaanites were defeated, and Israel completely destroyed them and their cities. So they named the place Hormah.
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Then they set out from Mount Hor by way of the Red Sea to bypass the land of Edom, but the people became impatient because of the journey.
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The people spoke against God and Moses: "Why have you led us up from Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread or water, and we detest this wretched food!"
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Then the LORD sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit them so that many Israelites died.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_4 25:1-18
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While Israel was staying in Acacia Grove, the people began to have sexual relations with the women of Moab.
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The women invited them to the sacrifices for their gods, and the people ate and bowed in worship to their gods.
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So Israel aligned itself with Baal of Peor, and the LORD's anger burned against Israel.
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The LORD said to Moses, "Take all the leaders of the people and execute them in broad daylight before the LORD so that His burning anger may turn away from Israel."
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So Moses told Israel's judges, "Kill each of the men who aligned themselves with Baal of Peor."
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An Israelite man came bringing a Midianite woman to his relatives in the sight of Moses and the whole Israelite community while they were weeping at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
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When Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, saw [this], he got up from the assembly, took a spear in his hand,
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followed the Israelite man into the tent, and drove it through both the Israelite man and the woman-- through her belly. Then the plague on the Israelites was stopped,
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but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000.
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The LORD spoke to Moses,
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"Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites because he was zealous among them with My zeal, so that I did not destroy the Israelites in My zeal.
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Therefore declare: I grant him My covenant of peace.
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It will be a covenant of perpetual priesthood for him and his descendants, because he was zealous for his God and made atonement for the Israelites."
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The name of the slain Israelite man, who was struck dead with the Midianite woman, was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite ancestral house.
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The name of the slain Midianite woman was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur, a tribal head of an ancestral house in Midian.
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The LORD told Moses:
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"Attack the Midianites and strike them dead.
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For they attacked you with the treachery that they used against you in the Peor incident. They did the same in the case involving their sister Cozbi, daughter of the Midianite leader who was killed the day the plague came at Peor."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 20:13
"But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not follow My statutes and they rejected My ordinances-- the person who does them will live by them. They also completely profaned My Sabbaths. So I considered pouring out My wrath on them in the wilderness to put an end to them.
believed
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 78:22
because they did not believe God or rely on His salvation.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_42 16:31
"But he told him, 'If they don't listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.'"
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_43 12:37
Even though He had performed so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in Him.