Numbers 20:3

“And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The people thus contended with Moses and spoke, saying, "If only we had perished when our brothers perished before the LORD!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the people strove with Moses, and spake, saying, Would that we had died when our brethren died before Jehovah!
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the people were angry with Moses and said, If only death had overtaken us when our brothers came to their death before the Lord!
- Basic English Bible

And the people contended with Moses, and spoke, saying, Would that we had died when our brethren died before Jehovah!
- Darby Bible

And the people chid with Moses, and spoke, saying, O that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!
- Webster's Bible

The people strove with Moses, and spoke, saying, "We wish that we had died when our brothers died before Yahweh!
- World English Bible

and the people strive with Moses, and speak, saying, `And oh that we had expired when our brethren expired before Jehovah!
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the people strove with Moses, and spoke, saying: 'Would that we had perished when our brethren perished before the LORD!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 20:3


20:3 Before the Lord - Suddenly, rather than to die such a lingering death. Their sin was much greater than that of their parents, because they should have taken warning by their miscarriages, and by the terrible effects of them, which their eyes had seen.


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