“The soul of the people became impatient”

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20,22 And they journeyed from Kadesh; and the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came unto mount Hor.
20,23 And JEHOVAH spoke unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the border of the land of Edom, saying: 20,24 ‘Aaron shall be gathered unto his people; for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against My word at the waters of Meribah. 20,25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor. 20,26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.’
20,27 And Moses did as JEHOVAH commanded; and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. 20,28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount; and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount. 20,29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they wept for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel. {S}

21,1 And the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who dwelt in the South, heard tell that Israel came by the way of Atharim; and he fought against Israel, and took some of them captive. 21,2 And Israel vowed a vow unto JEHOVAH, and said: ‘If Thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.’ 21,3 And JEHOVAH hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities; and the name of the place was called Hormah. {P}

21,4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom;
and the soul of the people became impatient because of the way.
21,5 And the people spoke against God, and against Moses: ‘Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, and there is no water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.’ 21,6 And JEHOVAH sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. 21,7 And the people came to Moses, and said: ‘We have sinned, because we have spoken against JEHOVAH, and against thee; pray unto JEHOVAH, that He take away the serpents from us.’ And Moses prayed for the people. 21,8 And JEHOVAH said unto Moses: ‘Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole; and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he seeth it, shall live.’
21,9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it upon the pole; and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked unto the serpent of brass, he lived.