He said: “O my Lord! I have power only over myself and my brother: so separate us from this rebellious people!”
“Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the
assembly of the congregation.” (Num. 14:5).
According to the words in the Old Testament story, Allah
said: “I will smite them with the pestilence, and
disinherit them.” (Num. 14:12).
Moses prayed and interceded. But as we are told here, (a
spiritual touch not found in the Jewish story).
Moses was careful to separate himself and his brother
from the rebellion.
Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. Microsoft Word – 005 Ma’ida.doc (quran4u.com)