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Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

16:14 put out the eyes. This gratuitous insult to Moses, suggesting that he would put out the eyes of the men to keep them from seeing they were in a wilderness instead of a fruitful land, angered him greatly. He reminded the Lord (probably the people also heard his prayer, that he had never hurt anyone nor taken anything from them. All their suffering and losses had been their own doing.

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