Numbers 14:33

“And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And your children shall wander in the wildernes forty yeres, and beare your whoredomes, vntill your carkases be wasted in the wildernesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Your sons shall be shepherds for forty years in the wilderness, and they will suffer {for} your unfaithfulness, until your corpses lie in the wilderness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your whoredoms, until your dead bodies be consumed in the wilderness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And your children will be wanderers in the waste land for forty years, undergoing punishment for your false ways, till your bodies become dust in the waste land.
- Basic English Bible

And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.
- Darby Bible

And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your lewd deeds, until your carcasses shall be wasted in the wilderness.
- Webster's Bible

Your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your prostitution, until your dead bodies be consumed in the wilderness.
- World English Bible

and your sons are evil in the wilderness forty years, and have borne your whoredoms till your carcases are consumed in the wilderness;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your strayings, until your carcasses be consumed in the wilderness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 14:33


14:33 Forty years - So long as to make up the time of your dwelling in the wilderness forty years; one whole year and part of another were past before this sin or judgment. Your whoredoms - The punishment of your whoredoms, of your apostacy from, and perfidiousness against your Lord, who was your husband, and had married you to himself.


Discussion for Numbers 14:33

  • God demonstrated to the children of Israel that he can visit the sins of father on third and fourth generation. This issue teaches us that we have to ne careful of whatever we do because we don't just bear the outcome of it, our upcoming generations also do

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