New American Standard Bible
Then they despised the pleasant land; They did not believe in His word,
King James Bible
Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
Darby Bible Translation
And they despised the pleasant land; they believed not his word,
World English Bible
Yes, they despised the pleasant land. They didn't believe his word,
Young's Literal Translation
And they kick against the desirable land, They have not given credence to His word.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Yea, they despised the pleasant land - Margin, as in Hebrew, "land of desire." That is, a country "to be desired," - a country whose situation, climate, productions, made it desirable as a place of abode. Such Palestine was always represented to be to the children of Israel (Leviticus 20:24; Numbers 13:27; Numbers 14:8; Numbers 16:14; Deuteronomy 6:3; Deuteronomy 11:9; et al.;) but this land had to them, at the time here referred to, no attractions, and they rather desired to return again to Egypt; Numbers 11:5.
They believed not his word - His assurance in regard to the land to which they were going.
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So we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.
So they gave out to the sons of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The land through which we have gone, in spying it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great size.
The LORD said to Moses, "How long will this people spurn Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst?
'Your children, however, whom you said would become a prey-- I will bring them in, and they will know the land which you have rejected.
"But for all this, you did not trust the LORD your God,
"For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills;
"When the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, 'Go up and possess the land which I have given you,' then you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God; you neither believed Him nor listened to His voice.
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