Indeed, for forty years the Israelites traveled through the desert until all the men old enough to fight when they left Egypt, the ones who had disobeyed the Lord, died off. 1 For the Lord had sworn a solemn oath to them that he would not let them see the land he had sworn on oath to give them, 2 a land rich in 3 milk and honey.
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1 tn Heb “all the nation, the men of war who went out from Egypt, who did not listen to the voice of the
2 tn Some Hebrew
3 tn Heb “flowing with.”
sn The word picture a land rich in milk and honey depicts the land as containing many grazing areas (which would produce milk) and flowering plants (which would support the bees that produced honey).