“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.

Jesus said (Jukkat.iv) “We cried unto JEHOVAH, He heard our voice”

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20,14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom: ‘Thus saith thy brother Israel: Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us; 20,15 how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our fathers; 20,16 and when
we cried unto JEHOVAH, He heard our voice, and sent an angel, and brought us forth out of Egypt; and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border. 20,17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy land; we will not pass through field or through vineyard, neither will we drink of the water of the wells; we will go along the king’s highway, we will not turn aside to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy border.’ 20,18 And Edom said unto him: ‘Thou shalt not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against thee.’ 20,19 And the children of Israel said unto him: ‘We will go up by the highway; and if we drink of thy water, I and my cattle, then will I give the price thereof; let me only pass through on my feet; there is no hurt.’ 20,20 And he said: ‘Thou shalt not pass through.’ And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand. 20,21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border; wherefore Israel turned away from him. {P}

“Because ye believed not in Me, to sanctify Me” Jesus said (Jukkat.iii)

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20,7 And JEHOVAH spoke unto Moses, saying: 20,8 ‘Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes, that it give forth its water; and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock; so thou shalt give the congregation and their cattle drink.’
20,9 And Moses took the rod from before JEHOVAH, as He commanded him. 20,10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said unto them: ‘Hear now, ye rebels; are we to bring you forth water out of this rock?’ 20,11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and smote the rock with his rod twice; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their cattle. {S}

20,12 And JEHOVAH said unto Moses and Aaron: ‘Because ye believed not in Me, to sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.’ 20,13 These are the waters of Meribah, where the children of Israel strove with JEHOVAH, and He was sanctified in them. {S}