21 and they said, “May the Lord look on you and judge(A) you! You have made us obnoxious(B) to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a sword(C) in their hand to kill us.”(D)

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The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt!(A) There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food(B) we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”(C)

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But the people were thirsty(A) for water there, and they grumbled(B) against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die(C) of thirst?”

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Fire From the Lord

11 Now the people complained(A) about their hardships in the hearing of the Lord,(B) and when he heard them his anger was aroused.(C) Then fire from the Lord burned among them(D) and consumed(E) some of the outskirts of the camp.

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22 not one of those who saw my glory and the signs(A) I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times(B)

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Why did you bring the Lord’s community into this wilderness,(A) that we and our livestock should die here?(B)

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they spoke against God(A) and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt(B) to die in the wilderness?(C) There is no bread! There is no water!(D) And we detest this miserable food!”(E)

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The Golden Calf

Remember this and never forget how you aroused the anger(A) of the Lord your God in the wilderness. From the day you left Egypt until you arrived here, you have been rebellious(B) against the Lord.(C)

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