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And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

16:3 lift ye up yourselves. This charge was not only false but bitterly ironic. Moses, in fact, had not wanted his position of leadership at all, and had been so discouraged in it that he wanted God to take his life (Exodus 4:11-15; Numbers 11:15).

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