|Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia|
mur'-mur, mur'-mur-ingz: The Hebrew word (lun) denotes the semi-articulated mutterings of disaffected persons. It is used in connection with the complaints of the Israelites in the desert against Yahweh on the one hand, and against Moses and Aaron on the other hand (Exodus 16:7, 8 Numbers 14:27, 36; Numbers 16:11; Numbers 17:5). In three places (Deuteronomy 1:27 Psalm 106:25 Isaiah 29:24), "murmur" translates a Hebrew word (raghan) which suggests the malicious whispering of slander.
In the New Testament "murmur" renders two different words, namely, gogguzo, and embrimaomai. The latter word suggests indignation and fault-finding (Mark 14:4 the King James Version). The former word (or a compound of it) is generally used in connection with the complainings of the Pharisees and scribes (Matthew 20:11 Luke 5:30; Luke 15:2; Luke 19:7).
Murmurings (8 Occurrences)
Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputes, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Exodus 16:7 and in the morning, then you shall see the glory of Yahweh; because he hears your murmurings against Yahweh. Who are we, that you murmur against us?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 16:8 Moses said, "Now Yahweh shall give you meat to eat in the evening, and in the morning bread to satisfy you; because Yahweh hears your murmurings which you murmur against him. And who are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against Yahweh." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 16:9 Moses said to Aaron, "Tell all the congregation of the children of Israel,'Come near before Yahweh, for he has heard your murmurings.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 16:12 "I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying,'At evening you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread: and you shall know that I am Yahweh your God.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 14:27 "How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, that murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 17:5 It shall happen, that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 17:10 Yahweh said to Moses, "Put back the rod of Aaron before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the children of rebellion; that you may make an end of their murmurings against me, that they not die." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)