3 They quarreled with Moses and said, “If only we had died when our brothers fell dead before the LORD!

Read Numbers 20:3 Using Other Translations

And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!
And the people quarreled with Moses and said, "Would that we had perished when our brothers perished before the LORD!
The people blamed Moses and said, “If only we had died in the LORD ’s presence with our brothers!