Exodus 32:12

12 a  Why should the Egyptians say, ‘With evil intent did he bring them out, to kill them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from your burning anger and b  relent from this disaster against your people.

Numbers 14:13-16

Moses Intercedes for the People

13But c  Moses said to the  Lord, “Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for you brought up this people in your might from among them, 14and they will tell the inhabitants of this land. d  They have heard that you, O  Lord, are in the midst of this people. For you, O  Lord, are seen face to face, and e  your cloud stands over them and you go before them, in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. 15Now if you kill this people as one man, then the nations who have heard your fame will say, 16‘It is because the  Lord f  was not able to bring this people into the land that he swore to give to them that he has killed them in the wilderness.’
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