Murmuring (תּלוּנָה, Ex 16:7 sq.; γογγυσμός), a complaint made for wrong supposed to have been received. Paul forbids murmuring (1Co 10:10), as did also the wise man in the Apocrypha (Wisd. 1:11). God severely punished the Hebrews who murmured in the desert, and was more than once on the point of forsaking them, and even of destroying them, had not Moses appeased his anger by earnest prayer (Nu 11:33-34; Nu 12; Nu 14:30-31; Nu 16:3; Nu 21:4-6; Ps 78:30). SEE RESIGNATION.