God's patience begins to run out with the complaining, murmuring and plotting. God decides to thin out the stubbornness and lack of belief of the adults by making their journey last 40years. Many die off.
Now the man Moses was very humble, above all the men who were on the surface of the earth.
They told him, and said, "We came to the land where you sent us; and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is its fruit.
However the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified, [and] very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
Amalek dwells in the land of the South: and the Hittite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, dwell in the hill country; and the Canaanite dwells by the sea, and along by the side of the Jordan."
Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it."
But the men who went up with him said, "We aren't able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we."
They brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out to the children of Israel, saying, "The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eats up its inhabitants; and all the people who we saw in it are men of great stature.
There we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight."
All the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
All the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said to them, "Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would that we had died in this wilderness!
Why does Yahweh bring us to this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will be a prey: wouldn't it be better for us to return into Egypt?"
They said one to another, "Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt."
If Yahweh delights in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it to us; a land which flows with milk and honey.
Only don't rebel against Yahweh, neither fear the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is removed from over them, and Yahweh is with us. Don't fear them."
But all the congregation threatened to stone them with stones. The glory of Yahweh appeared in the Tent of Meeting to all the children of Israel.
Yahweh said to Moses, "How long will this people despise me? and how long will they not believe in me, for all the signs which I have worked among them?
Was Moses an arrogant or humble man?
When the Israelite reconnaissance teams returned to report on the land of Canaan, what was reported? What are the Nephilim? Tip: Not an average race, research where the Nephilim came from.
As the people began to fear going to war with the Nephilim, did the ranks began to plot against Moses?
The people began to turn against Moses and Aaron. Moses reminded the people of God's great faithfulness and power but the people were considering doing what to Moses and Aaron?