Then all the congregationalifted up their voices and cried, and the peopleweptbthat night.
2All the sons of Israel1grumbledagainstMoses and Aaron ; and the wholecongregationsaid to them, "2Would that we had died in the land of Egypt ! Orwould that we had died in thiswilderness !
3"Why is the LORDbringing us into thisland, 3to fall by the sword ? 4Our wives and our littleones will becomeplunder ; would it not be better for us to return to Egypt ?"
So they said to oneanother, "5Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt."
56Then Moses and Aaronfell on their faces in the presence of all the assembly of the congregation of the sons of Israel.
6Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes ;