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36 So the men Moses sent to explore the land died in front of Yahweh from a plague. 37 They died because they had returned and made the whole community complain about Moses by spreading lies about the land.[a] 38 Of all the men who went to explore the land, only Joshua (son of Nun) and Caleb (son of Jephunneh) survived.

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  1. Numbers 14:37 Part of verse 37 (in Hebrew) has been placed at the end of verse 36 to express the complex Hebrew sentence structure more clearly in English.

36 So the men Moses had sent(A) to explore the land, who returned and made the whole community grumble(B) against him by spreading a bad report(C) about it— 37 these men who were responsible for spreading the bad report(D) about the land were struck down and died of a plague(E) before the Lord. 38 Of the men who went to explore the land,(F) only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh survived.(G)

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