Lusting for flesh
11:1 And [when] the people
complained, it displeased the LORD and the LORD heard [it]; and
his anger was kindled ; and the fire of the LORD burnt among
them, and consumed [them that were] in the uttermost parts of the
11:2 And the people cried to Moses ; and when Moses prayed to the LORD, the fire was quenched.
11:3 And he called the name of the place Taberah because the fire
of the LORD burnt among them.
11:4 And the mixt multitude that [was] among them fell a lusting
and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall
give us flesh to eat ?
11:5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely ; the
cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the
11:6 But now our soul [is] dried away [there is] nothing at all,
beside this manna, [before] our eyes.
11:7 And the manna [was] as coriander seed, and the colour
thereof as the colour of bdellium.
11:8 [And] the people went about, and gathered [it], and ground
[it] in mills, or beat [it] in a mortar, and baked [it] in pans,
and made cakes of it and the taste of it was as the taste of
11:9 And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna
fell upon it.
11:10 Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families,
every man in the door of his tent and the anger of the LORD was
kindled greatly ; Moses also was displeased.
Complaint of Moses
11:11 And Moses said to the LORD, Wherefore have you afflicted
your servant ? and wherefore have I not found favour in your sight,
that you lay the burden of all this people upon me?
11:12 Have I conceived all this people ? have I begotten them,
that you should say to me, Carry them in your bosom, as a
nursing father bears the sucking child, to the land which
you swarest to their fathers ?
11:13 where should I have flesh to give to all this people ?
for they weep to me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.
11:14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because [it
is] too heavy for me.
11:15 And if you deal thus with me, kill me, I pray ya'll , out of
hand, if I have found favour in your sight ; and let me not see my
The seventy elders
11:16 And the LORD said to Moses, Gather to me seventy men of
the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the
people, and officers over them; and bring them to the
tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with
11:17 And I will come down and talk with ya'll there and I will
take of the spirit which [is] upon ya'll , and will put [it] upon
them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with ya'll ,
that you bear [it] not yourself alone.
11:18 And say you to the people, Sanctify yourselves against
tomorrow, and ya'll shall eat flesh for ya'll have wept in the ears of
the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat ? for [it was]
well with us in Egypt therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and
ya'll shall eat.
11:19 ya'll shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days,
neither ten days, nor twenty days ;
11:20 [But] even a whole month, until it come out at your
nostrils, and it be loathsome to you because that ya'll have
despised the LORD which [is] among you, and have wept before him,
saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt ?
11:21 And Moses said, The people, among whom I [am], [are] six
hundred thousand footmen ; and you have said, I will give them
flesh, that they may eat a whole month.
11:22 Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to
suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered
together for them, to suffice them?
11:23 And the LORD said to Moses, Is the LORD'S hand waxed
short ? you will see now whether my word shall come to pass to ya'll or not.
11:24 And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the
LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people,
and set them round about the tabernacle.
11:25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake to him, and
took of the spirit that [was] upon him, and gave [it] to the
seventy elders and it came to pass, [that], when the spirit
rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
11:26 But there remained two [of the] men in the camp, the name
of the one [was] Eldad, and the name of the other Medad and the
spirit rested upon them; and they [were] of them that were
written, but went not out to the tabernacle and they prophesied
in the camp.
11:27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad
and Medad do prophesy in the camp.
11:28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, [one] of
his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.
11:29 And Moses said to him, Enviest you for my sake? would
God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, [and] that the LORD
would put his spirit upon them!
11:30 And Moses gat him into the
camp, he and the elders of Israel.
11:31 And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought
quails from the sea, and let [them] fall by the camp, as it were
a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on
the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits [high] upon the face of the earth.
11:32 And the people stood up all that day, and all [that] night,
and all the next day, and they gathered the quails he that
gathered least gathered ten homers and they spread [them] all
abroad for themselves round about the camp.
11:33 And while the flesh [was] yet between their teeth, ere it
was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people,
and the LORD struck the people with a very great plague.
11:34 And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah
because there they buried the people that lusted.
11:35 [And] the people journeyed from Kibrothhattaavah to Hazeroth ; and abode at Hazeroth.
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