New International Version
Then Moses cried out to the LORD, "What am I to do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me."
King James Bible
And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
Darby Bible Translation
And Moses cried to Jehovah, saying, What shall I do with this people? Yet a little, and they will stone me!
World English Bible
Moses cried to Yahweh, saying, "What shall I do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me."
Young's Literal Translation
And Moses crieth to Jehovah, saying, 'What do I to this people? yet a little, and they have stoned me.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the people murmured - The reader must not forget what has so often been noted relating to the degraded state of the minds of the Israelites. A strong argument however may be drawn from this in favor of their supernatural escape from Egypt. Had it been a scheme concerted by the heads of the people, provision would necessarily have been made for such exigencies as these. But as God chose to keep them constantly dependent upon himself for every necessary of life, and as they had Moses alone as their mediator to look to, they murmured against him when brought into straits and difficulties, regretted their having left Egypt, and expressed the strongest desire to return. This shows that they had left Egypt reluctantly; and as Moses and Aaron never appear to have any resources but those which came most evidently in a supernatural way, therefore the whole exodus or departure from Egypt proves itself to have been no human contrivance, but a measure concerted by God himself.
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"Because the Carnal Mind is Enmity against God, for it is not Subject to the Law of God, Neither Indeed Can Be. "
Epistle xxviii. To Augustine, Bishop of the Angli .
But the whole assembly talked about stoning them. Then the glory of the LORD appeared at the tent of meeting to all the Israelites.
1 Samuel 30:6
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.
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