Numbers 14:33

And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your harlotries, until your carcasses are consumed in the wilderness.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Years. Within five days from the departure out of Egypt, (Menochius) and above 38 from this time. Hebrew, "they shall be shepherds "without any fixed dwelling, like the shepherds of that country. Consumed. They had complained that Chanaan consumed or devoured its inhabitants. (Calmet) Their children underwent a temporal, but salutary, punishment for their sin. (St. Augustine, ep. 75.) (Worthington)

Richard Challoner

AD 1781
Shall bear your fornication: That is, shall bear the punishment of your disloyalty to God, which in the scripture language is here called a fornication, in a spiritual sense.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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