King James Version
And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!
Darby Bible Translation
And the people contended with Moses, and spoke, saying, Would that we had died when our brethren died before Jehovah!
World English Bible
The people strove with Moses, and spoke, saying, "We wish that we had died when our brothers died before Yahweh!
Young's Literal Translation
and the people strive with Moses, and speak, saying, 'And oh that we had expired when our brethren expired before Jehovah!
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LibraryKadesh. Rekam, and that Double. Inquiry is Made, Whether the Doubling it in the Maps is Well Done.
The readers of the eastern interpreters will observe, that Kadesh is rendered by all Rekam, or in a sound very near it. In the Chaldee, it is 'Rekam': in the Syriac, 'Rekem': in the Arabic, 'Rakim'... There are two places noted by the name Rekam in the very bounds of the land,--to wit, the southern and eastern: that is, a double Kadesh. I. Of Kadesh, or Rekam, in the south part, there is no doubt. II. Of it, in the eastern part, there is this mention: "From Rekam to the east, and Rekam is as the …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
The Baptist's Inquiry and Jesus' Discourse Suggested Thereby.
Epistle xxviii. To Augustine, Bishop of the Angli .
And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?
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!
And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?
And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?
Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
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