SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:6 Porque los hijos de Israel anduvieron por el desierto cuarenta aņos, hasta que toda la gente de los hombres de guerra que habían salido de Egipto, fue consumida, por cuanto no escucharon la voz del SEŅOR; por lo cual el SEŅOR les jurķ que no les dejaría ver la tierra, de la cual el SEŅOR había jurado a sus padres que nos la daría, tierra que fluye leche y miel.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 6. For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness , etc.] Wanting a few days, the round number is given: not forty two, as the Septuagint version: till all the people [that were] men of war, which came out of Egypt , were consumed ; all that were above twenty years of age, excepting Joshua and Caleb: because they obeyed not the voice of the Lord ; but murmured against him, and against his servants, and particularly against Aaron, being the high priest; and chiefly because of the report of the spies, and their murmurs then, which so incensed the Lord against them, that he threatened them with an entire consumption of their carcasses, and which accordingly was fulfilled, to which the following clause refers: unto whom the Lord sware, that he would not show them the land which the Lord sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey ; (see Numbers 14:23,24).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-9 - How dreadful is their case, who see the wrath of God advancing toward them, without being able to turn it aside, or escape it! Such will be the horrible situation of the wicked; nor can words express the anguis of their feelings, or the greatness of their terror. Oh that they woul now take warning, and before it be too late, flee for refuge to la hold upon that hope set before them in the gospel! God impressed thes fears on the Canaanites, and dispirited them. This gave a short rest to the Israelites, and circumcision rolled away the reproach of Egypt They were hereby owned to be the free-born children of God, having the seal of the covenant. When God glorifies himself in perfecting the salvation of his people, he not only silences all enemies, but roll back their reproaches upon themselves.
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