Numbers 11


The People Grumble

And [3were 1the 2people] grumbling wickedly before the  lord. And the  lord heard, and he became enraged in anger; and there burned among them a fire by the  lord, and it devoured a certain part of the camp. And [3cried out 1the 2people] to Moses. And Moses made a vow to the  lord, and [3abated 1the 2fire]. And he called the name of that place, Combustion, for [4burned 5among 6them 1fire 2by 3the  lord]. And the intermixed people among them desired with a great desire. And being seated, they wept along with the sons of Israel. And they said, Who will feed us meats? We remember the fishes which we ate in Egypt without charge, and the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlics. But now our soul is dried up; there is nothing except for the manna to our eyes. And the manna is as seed, it is as of coriander, and the appearance of it is the appearance of ice. And [3traveled around 1the 2people] and collected together, and ground it with the millstone, and ground with the hand mill, and boiled it in the earthen pot, and made it into a cake baked in hot ashes. And [4was 1the 2satisfaction 3from eating it] as the taste of pastry made with olive oil. And whenever [3came down 1the 2dew] upon the camp at night, [3came down 1the 2manna] upon it. 10 And Moses heard their weeping, according to their peoples, each at his door. And [2was enraged 3in anger 1the  lord] exceedingly; and before Moses it was wicked. 11 And Moses said to the  lord, Why do you afflict your attendant? And why have I not found favor before you to place the thrust of this people upon me? 12 Have I [2in 3the womb 1conceived] all this people, or have I given birth to them? that you say to me, Take them into your bosom as [2lifts 1a wet-nurse] the one being nursed, unto the land which you swore by an oath to their fathers? 13 From what place is it to me [2meats 1to give] to all this people? for they weep upon me, saying, Give to us meats that we may eat! 14 [2shall not 3be able 1I] alone to bring this people, for [3heavy 4for me 2is 1this matter]. 15 But if so you do to me, kill me with my removal, if I have found favor with you, that I should not see my ill-treatment. 16 And the  lord said to Moses, Bring together to me seventy men from the elders of Israel! whom you yourself know. These are elders of the people, and their scribes. And you shall lead them to the tent of the testimony, and they shall stand there with you. 17 And I shall go down and speak there with you. And I will remove of the spirit upon you, and I will place it upon them, and they shall aid with you the thrust of the people, and [2shall not 3bring 4them 1you] alone.

God Sends Meat

18 And to the people you shall say, Purify yourselves for tomorrow! and you shall eat meats, for you wept before the  lord, saying, Who shall feed us meats? for [2good 3to us 1it was] being in Egypt. And the  lord shall give to you meats and you shall eat. 19 [2not 5day 4for one 1You shall 3eat], nor two, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days, 20 [2for 3a month 4of days 1you shall eat], until whenever it should come forth from out of your nostrils; and it shall be to you for a cholera, that you resisted the  lord who is among you, and you wept before him, saying, What did we do to come out of Egypt? 21 And Moses said, six hundred thousand footmen are the people in which I am among them. And you said, [3meats 1I will give 2them], and they shall eat for a month of days. 22 Shall sheep and oxen be slain for them, and will it suffice to them? or shall all the fish of the sea be brought to them, and will it suffice to them? 23 And the  lord said to Moses, Shall the hand of the  lord not be enough? Already you shall know if [2shall overtake 3you 1my word] or not. 24 And Moses came forth, and he spoke to the people the sayings of the  lord. And he brought together seventy men from the elders of the people, and he stood them round about the tent. 25 And the  lord came down in a cloud, and he spoke to him, and he lifted from the spirit, of the one upon him, and he placed it upon the seventy men of the elders. And as [2rested 1spirit] upon them, that they prophesied, and no longer proceeded. 26 And were left behind two men in the camp; the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the second was Medad; and [3rested 4upon 5them 1the 2spirit], and these were of the ones delineated, and came not to the tent; and they prophesied in the camp. 27 And [2ran up 1a young man] to report to Moses, and said, saying, Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp. 28 And answering Joshua the son of Nun, the one standing beside Moses, his chosen one, said, O my master Moses, restrain them! 29 And Moses said to him, Are you zealous for me? and O how it would be given all the people of the  lord were prophets, whenever the  lord should put his spirit upon them. 30 And Moses went forth into the camp, he and the elders of Israel. 31 And a wind went forth from the  lord, and carried over mother-quail from the sea, and it put them upon the camp, [2journey 1a days] here on this side, and [2journey 1a days] here on that side, round about the camp, about two cubits from the earth. 32 And [3rose up 1the 2people 5entire 6day 4that], and the entire night, and the entire [2day 1next]; and they gathered together the mother-quail -- the one [2a few 1gathering] was ten cors. And they cooled themselves in a time of refreshing round about the camp. 33 The meats still was in their teeth before the dissipating. And the  lord was enraged in wrath at the people. And the  lord struck the people [3calamity 2great 1an exceedingly]. 34 And [4was called 1the 2name 3of that place], Tombs of Desire. For there they entombed the [2people 1craving]. 35 From Tombs of the Desire [3lifted away 1the 2people] unto Hazeroth; and [3existed 1the 2people] in Hazeroth.
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