and the sons of Israel said unto them, It would have been better if we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots and when we ate bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
Unto the land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people lest I consume thee in the way.
For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the sons of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people; I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment and consume thee; therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee that I may know what to do unto thee.
I will smite them with the pestilence and disinherit them and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.
Separate yourselves from among this congregation, and I will consume them in a moment.
Depart from among this congregation, and I will consume them in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.
Let me alone that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.
Thus I fell down before the LORD forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first, because the LORD had said he would destroy you.
Why should the Egyptians speak and say, For evil did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains and to consume them from upon the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath and repent of the evil of thy people.
lest those of the land from which thou didst bring us out say, Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the land which he promised them or because he hated them, he has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.
and that thou hast caused all this people to die as one man; and the Gentiles who have heard of thy fame will speak, saying,
Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.
For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure with which the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also.
Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath lest he should destroy them.
And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him, and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
lest I strip her naked and set her as in the day that she was born and make her as a wilderness and set her like a dry land and slay her with thirst.
And they said, The God of the Hebrews has found us; therefore we shall go three days' journey into the desert and sacrifice unto the LORD our God lest he encounter us with pestilence or with the sword.
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.