So Moses sent them from (A)the wilderness of Paran, according to the command of the Lord, all of them men who were heads of the people of Israel.

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The People Rebel

14 Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people (A)wept that night. And all the people of Israel (B)grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or (C)would that we had died in this wilderness! Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? (D)Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to one another, (E)“Let us choose a leader and (F)go back to Egypt.”

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