In the first month the whole Israelite community arrived at the Desert of Zin,1 and they stayed at Kadesh.2 There Miriam3 died and was buried.
Now there was no water4 for the community,5 and the people gathered in opposition6 to Moses and Aaron.
They quarreled7 with Moses and said, "If only we had died when our brothers fell dead8 before the LORD!94
Why did you bring the LORD's community into this desert,10 that we and our livestock should die here?115
Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to this terrible place? It has no grain or figs, grapevines or pomegranates.12 And there is no water to drink!13"
Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting14 and fell facedown,15 and the glory of the LORD 16 appeared to them.