Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea.
Forty years old was
I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was
in mine heart.
Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.
And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.
And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of
Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am
this day fourscore and five years old.
As yet I am as
strong this day as I was
in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was
then, even so is
my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.