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 32:11
 32:12
32:11 'None of the men over 20 years old who left Egypt will see the land that I swore to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, since they did not follow Me wholeheartedly.
Im-yir'u ha'anashim ha'olim miMitsrayim miben esrim shanah vamalah et ha'adamah asher nishbati le-Avraham le-Yitschak ule-Ya'akov ki lo-mil'u acharay.
32:12 The only exceptions shall be Caleb son of Yefuneh the Kenizite and Joshua son of Nun, because they followed God wholeheartedly.
Bilti Kalev ben-Yefuneh haKnizi viYehoshua bin-Nun ki mil'u acharey Adonay.



Commentary:

Kenizite
  See Joshua 14:6,14; also note on 13:6. He was called a Kenizite because he was the stepson of Kenaz, that is, the son of Kenaz's wife (Rashi here and Sotah 11b, end). He was thus the step-brother of Othniel; cf. Joshua 15:17, Judges 1:13, 1 Chronicles 4:13. Also see Genesis 15:19, 36:11. The Septuagint translates Kenizi as 'the one set apart,' or 'the independent one.' On the basis of Semitic roots, Kenizi denotes a hunter or lone warrior.





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