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.
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!
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape, so that you are able to bear it.
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,
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.
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.
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,
Speak as follows: This is what the LORD says: Human corpses will fall like manure on the surface of the field, like newly cut grain after the reaper with no one to gather [it].
Now I want to remind you, though you know all these things: the Lord, having first of all saved a people out of Egypt, later destroyed those who did not believe;