In early spring a the people of Israel arrived in the wilderness of Zin and camped at Kadesh. While they were there, Miriam died and was buried.
There was no water for the people to drink at that place, so they rebelled against Moses and Aaron.
The people blamed Moses and said, "We wish we had died in the LORD's presence with our brothers!
Did you bring the LORD's people into this wilderness to die, along with all our livestock?
Why did you make us leave Egypt and bring us here to this terrible place? This land has no grain, figs, grapes, or pomegranates. And there is no water to drink!"
Moses and Aaron turned away from the people and went to the entrance of the Tabernacle, b where they fell face down on the ground. Then the glorious presence of the LORD appeared to them,
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)