||Moses related this to the Israelites, but because of their disappointment and hard work, they would no longer listen to him.
Vayedaber Moshe ken el-beney Yisra'el velo sham'u el-Moshe mikotser ruach ume'avodah kashah.
||God spoke to Moses, saying,
Vayedaber Adonay el-Moshe lemor.
Literally, 'short spirit.' Alternatively, 'impatience,' or 'broken spirit.' See Numbers 21:4, Micah 2:7, Proverbs 14:29.
This is the first time that this expression is used. It is the expression used to introduce most of the commandments.