Numbers 14:33, The children would work as shepherds?

Question: v. 33 of chapter 14  this is saying until the old generation dies the children would work as shepherd?  40 years was 40 or was it other time? God was very mad  at them? but he always give them compassion n other  alternative.. wow amazing. Answer: Correct, the children of Israel will now wander in the wilderness for 40 years. This will be the time it takes for the whole generation to die, only Joshua and Caleb will survive to enter the promised land. God did forgive and show compassion, but He also let them experience the consequence of their sin. -PJ