Numbers 14:2
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New International Version
All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, "If only we had died in Egypt! Or in this wilderness!

New Living Translation
Their voices rose in a great chorus of protest against Moses and Aaron. "If only we had died in Egypt, or even here in the wilderness!" they complained.

English Standard Version
And all the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!

New American Standard Bible
All the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, "Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!

King James Bible
And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the Israelites complained about Moses and Aaron, and the whole community told them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt, or if only we had died in this wilderness!

International Standard Version
All the Israelis complained against Moses and Aaron. Then the entire assembly responded, "We wish that we had died in Egypt or in this wilderness.

NET Bible
And all the Israelites murmured against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt, or if only we had perished in this wilderness!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They complained to Moses and Aaron, "If only we had died in Egypt or this desert!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron; and the whole congregation said unto them: 'Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would we had died in this wilderness!

New American Standard 1977
And all the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness!

Jubilee Bible 2000
And all the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, and the whole congregation said unto them, Oh, that we might die in the land of Egypt or that we might die in this wilderness!

King James 2000 Bible
And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

American King James Version
And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said to them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

American Standard Version
And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would that we had died in this wilderness!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron; and the whole assembly said to them, Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! or in this wilderness would that we had died!

English Revised Version
And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said to them, O that we had died in the land of Egypt! or O that we had died in this wilderness!

World English Bible
All the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said to them, "Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would that we had died in this wilderness!

Young's Literal Translation
and all the sons of Israel murmur against Moses, and against Aaron, and all the company say unto them, 'O that we had died in the land of Egypt, or in this wilderness, O that we had died!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:1-4 Those who do not trust God, continually vex themselves. The sorrow of the world worketh death. The Israelites murmured against Moses and Aaron, and in them reproached the Lord. They look back with causeless discontent. See the madness of unbridled passions, which makes men prodigal of what nature accounts most dear, life itself. They wish rather to die criminals under God's justice, than to live conquerors in his favour. At last they resolve, that, instead of going forward to Canaan, they would go back to Egypt. Those who walk not in God's counsels, seek their own ruin. Could they expect that God's cloud would lead them, or his manna attend them? Suppose the difficulties of conquering Canaan were as they imagined, those of returning to Egypt were much greater. We complain of our place and lot, and we would change; but is there any place or condition in this world, that has not something in it to make us uneasy, if we are disposed to be so? The way to better our condition, is to get our spirits in a better frame. See the folly of turning from the ways of God. But men run on the certain fatal consequences of a sinful course.
Study Bible
The People Rebel
1Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. 2All the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, "Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness! 3"Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become plunder; would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?"…
Cross References
Hebrews 3:16
For who were the ones who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?

Exodus 16:3
The sons of Israel said to them, "Would that we had died by the LORD'S hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger."

Numbers 11:1
Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.

Numbers 11:5
"We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic,

Numbers 14:1
Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night.

Numbers 14:22
"Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice,

Numbers 14:28
"Say to them, 'As I live,' says the LORD, 'just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will surely do to you;

Numbers 16:13
"Is it not enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to have us die in the wilderness, but you would also lord it over us?

Numbers 20:3
The people thus contended with Moses and spoke, saying, "If only we had perished when our brothers perished before the LORD!

Numbers 20:4
"Why then have you brought the LORD'S assembly into this wilderness, for us and our beasts to die here?
Treasury of Scripture

And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said to them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

murmured

Numbers 16:41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel …

Exodus 15:24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

Exodus 16:2,3 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against …

Exodus 17:3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured …

Deuteronomy 1:27 And you murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated …

Psalm 106:24,45 Yes, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word…

1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed …

Philippians 2:14,15 Do all things without murmurings and disputings…

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; …

would

Numbers 14:28,29 Say to them, As truly as I live, said the LORD, as you have spoken …

Numbers 11:15 And if you deal thus with me, kill me, I pray you, out of hand, if …

1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came …

Job 3:11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when …

Job 7:15,16 So that my soul chooses strangling, and death rather than my life…

Jonah 4:3,8 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech you, my life from me; for …

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