Understanding the Scriptures
|Oshea, Jehoshua (vv. 8, 16)||Joshua|
|Bare (v. 23)||Carried|
|Two (v. 23)||Two men|
|Staff (v. 23)||Straight stick|
|Stilled (v. 30)||Quieted|
|Stature (v. 32)||Size|
|Prey (vv. 3, 31)||Something captured|
|Rent their clothes (v. 6)||Tore their clothes as a sign of great sorrow|
|Bade (v. 10)||Requested|
|Provoke, provoked (vv. 11, 23)||Make angry|
|Ere (v. 11)||Before|
|Pestilence (v. 12)||Plague, disease|
|Clearing the guilty (v. 18)||Letting the guilty go without punishment|
|Pardon, pardoned (vv. 19–20)||Forgive|
|Carcases (vv. 29, 32–33)||Dead bodies|
|Fall (v. 29)||Die|
|Save (v. 30)||Except|
|Despised (v. 31)||Rejected|
|Wasted (v. 33)||Dead and decayed|
|Slander (v. 36)||Bad report|
|Presumed (v. 44)||Knowingly moved on without permission (an act of defiance)|
|Discomfited (v. 45)||Clearly defeated|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–D) as you study Numbers 13–14.
Create an Advertisement
Create an advertisement from the point of view of Joshua or Caleb to encourage the Israelites to enter the promised land.
Convince the Israelites
Give the reasons why most of the Israelites did not want to enter the promised land.
Use the events and teachings you already read about in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, or the first part of Numbers to convince the Israelites to go forward and enter their land of promise.
Compare Events in the Story
“We Can Do This on Our Own”
What did the Israelites decide to do, and why didn’t they succeed?