14:28 Say to them, ‘As I live, 1 says 2 the Lord, I will surely do to you just what you have spoken in my hearing. 3 14:29 Your dead bodies 4 will fall in this wilderness – all those of you who were numbered, according to your full number, from twenty years old and upward, who have murmured against me. 14:30 You will by no means enter into the land where 5 I swore 6 to settle 7 you. The only exceptions are Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
1 sn Here again is the oath that God swore in his wrath, an oath he swore by himself, that they would not enter the land. “As the
2 tn The word נְאֻם (nÿ’um) is an “oracle.” It is followed by the subjective genitive: “the oracle of the
3 tn Heb “in my ears.”
sn They had expressed the longing to have died in the wilderness, and not in war. God will now give them that. They would not say to God “your will be done,” so he says to them, “your will be done” (to borrow from C. S. Lewis).
5 tn The relative pronoun “which” is joined with the resumptive pronoun “in it” to form a smoother reading “where.”
6 tn The Hebrew text uses the anthropomorphic expression “I raised my hand” in taking an oath.
7 tn Heb “to cause you to dwell; to cause you to settle.”