New International Version
That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud.
King James Bible
And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
Darby Bible Translation
And the whole assembly lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
World English Bible
All the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
Young's Literal Translation
And all the company lifteth up and give forth their voice, and the people weep during that night;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Cried; and - wept that night - In almost every case this people gave deplorable evidence of the degraded state of their minds. With scarcely any mental firmness, and with almost no religion, they could bear no reverses, and were ever at their wit's end. They were headstrong, presumptuous, pusillanimous, indecisive, and fickle. And because they were such, therefore the power and wisdom of God appeared the more conspicuously in the whole of their history.
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'Pardon, I beseech Thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of Thy mercy, and as Thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.' --NUM. xiv. 19. See how in this story a divine threat is averted and a divine promise is broken, thus revealing a standing law that these in Scripture are conditional. This striking incident of Moses' intercession suggests to us some thoughts as to I. The ground of the divine forgiveness. The appeal is not based on anything in the people. …
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"Behold Your God!"
Ninth Sunday after Trinity Carnal Security and Its vices.
When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, "If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt."
When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments.
We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them."
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!
But you were unwilling to go up; you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God.
1 Samuel 30:4
So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.
In spite of all this, they kept on sinning; in spite of his wonders, they did not believe.
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