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The spy representing   sent to   by   and nine of his colleagues return to the nation with an anxious message of doom, arguing that although the land of Israel is a good land, it is inhabited by fearsome opponents whom   will be unable to defeat.   and the remaining two spies, plead with the nation to ignore such pessimism and to trust that God will assist the nation in conquering the land. The people however, are persuaded by the majority of the spies and cry that they would have been better off dying in Egypt. God punishes   for their lack of faith, condemning them to wander in the desert for forty years. God declares that since this generation has rejected the land, they will not inherit it; instead, their children will be the ones to enter the promised land. The ten faithless spies die in a plague ( ).



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The spy representing   sent to   by   and nine of his colleagues return to the nation with an anxious message of doom, arguing that although the land of Israel is a good land, it is inhabited by fearsome opponents whom   will be unable to defeat.   and the remaining two spies, plead with the nation to ignore such pessimism and to trust that God will assist the nation in conquering the land. The people however, are persuaded by the majority of the spies and cry that they would have been better off dying in Egypt. God punishes   for their lack of faith, condemning them to wander in the desert for forty years. God declares that since this generation has rejected the land, they will not inherit it; instead, their children will be the ones to enter the promised land. The ten faithless spies die in a plague ( ).


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