And it came to pass in the fortiethyear, in the eleventhmonth, on the first day of the month, thatMosesspakeunto the children of Israel, accordingunto all that the LORD had given him in commandmentuntothem;
Turn you, and takeyourjourney, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the placesnighthereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and untoLebanon, unto the greatriver, the riverEuphrates.
So I took the chief of yourtribes, wise men, and known, and madethemheadsover you, captainsoverthousands, and captainsoverhundreds, and captainsoverfifties, and captainsovertens, and officersamongyourtribes.
Ye shall not respectpersons in judgment; but ye shallhear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the causethat is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I willhear it.
And when we departedfromHoreb, we wentthrough all thatgreat and terriblewilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadeshbarnea.
Whithershall we go up? our brethrenhavediscouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and tallerthan we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we haveseen the sons of the Anakimsthere.
Moreoveryourlittleones, which ye saidshould be a prey, and yourchildren, which in that day had no knowledgebetweengood and evil, theyshall go in thither, and untothemwill I give it, and theyshallpossess it.
Then ye answered and saidunto me, We havesinnedagainst the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye wereready to go up into the hill.