But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.
a. ASV: But as for you, your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness.
b. YLT: As to you -- your carcases do fall in this wilderness,
c. Amplified Bible Classic: But as for you, your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness.
d. Septuagint: And your carcases shall fall in this wilderness.
e. Stone Edition Torah/Prophets/Writings: But your carcasses shall drop in this Wilderness.
1. “But as for you, your carcasses, they shall fall in this wilderness.”
a. [But as for you, your] carcasses [Strong: 6297 peger, peh'gher; from H6296; a carcase (as limp), whether of man or beast; figuratively, an idolatrous image:—carcase, corpse, dead body.]
b. [Strong: 859 'antah an-taw' (Aramaic) corresponding to 859; thou:--as for thee, thou.
c. [they shall] fall [Strong: 5307 nâphal, naw-fal'; a primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative):—be accepted, cast (down, self, (lots), out), cease, die, divide (by lot), (let) fail, (cause to, let, make, ready to) fall (away, down, -en, -ing), fell(-ing), fugitive, have (inheritance), inferior, be judged (by mistake for 6419), lay (along), (cause to) lie down, light (down), be (× hast) lost, lying, overthrow, overwhelm, perish, present(-ed, -ing), (make to) rot, slay, smite out, ×surely, throw down.]
d. [in] this [Strong: 2088 zeh zeh a primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that:--he, X hence, X here, it(-self), X now, X of him, the one...the other, X than the other, (X out of) the (self) same, such (a one) that, these, this (hath, man), on this side...on that side, X thus, very, which.]
e. wilderness 4057 midbâr, mid-bawr'; from H1696 in the sense of driving; a pasture (i.e. open field, whither cattle are driven); by implication, a desert; also speech (including its organs):—desert, south, speech, wilderness.]
1). In their murmuring they said that it would be better if they had died in the wildreness and that is exactly what they got.
a). Numbers 14:1, 2 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
14:2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!