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Numbers 11 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The People Complain

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Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the ears of the LORD; and the LORD heard them and His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some at the outskirts of the camp.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:2 - The people then cried out to Moses; and Moses prayed to the LORD, and the fire [fn]died out.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:3 - So that place was named [fn]Taberah, because the fire of the LORD burned among them.
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Now the rabble who were among them [fn]had greedy cravings; and the sons of Israel also wept again and said, “Who will give us [fn]meat to eat?

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:5 - “We remember the fish which we used to eat for free in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:6 - but now our [fn]appetite is gone. There is nothing at all [fn]to look at except this manna!”
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Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of [fn]bdellium.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:8 - The people would roam about and gather it and grind it [fn]between two millstones, or pound it in the mortar, and boil it in the pot and make loaves with it; and its taste was like the taste of [fn]cake baked with oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:9 - When the dew came down on the camp at night, the manna would come down [fn]with it.

The Complaint of Moses

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Now Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, each one at the entrance of his tent; and the anger of the LORD became very hot, and [fn]Moses was displeased.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:11 - So Moses said to the LORD, “Why have You [fn]been so hard on Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, that You have put the burden of all this people on me?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:12 - “Was it I who conceived all this people? Or did I give birth to them, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them [fn]in your arms, as a [fn]nurse carries a nursing infant, to the land which You swore to their fathers’?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:13 - “Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep before me, saying, ‘Give us meat so that we may eat!’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:14 - “I am not able to carry all this people by myself, because it is too [fn]burdensome for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:15 - “So if You are going to deal with me this way, please kill me now, if I have found favor in Your sight, and do not let me see my misery.”

Seventy Elders to Assist Moses

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The LORD therefore said to Moses, “Gather for Me seventy men from the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and their officers, and bring them to the tent of meeting, and have them take their stand there with you.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:17 - “Then I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take away some of the Spirit who is upon you, and put Him upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you will not bear it by yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:18 - “And you shall say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, “[fn]Oh that someone would give us meat to eat! For we were well-off in Egypt.” Therefore the LORD will give you meat and you shall eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:19 - ‘You shall eat, not one day, nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:20 - [fn]but for a whole month, until it comes out of your nose and [fn]makes you nauseated; because you have rejected the LORD who is among you and have wept before Him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:21 - But Moses said, “The people, among whom I am included, are six hundred thousand on foot! Yet You have said, ‘I will give them meat, so that they may eat for a whole month.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:22 - “Are flocks and herds to be slaughtered for them, so that it will be sufficient for them? Or are all the fish of the sea to be [fn]caught for them, so that it will be sufficient for them?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:23 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Is the LORD’S [fn]power too little? Now you shall see whether My word will [fn]come true for you or not.”
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So Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD. He also gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and positioned them around the tent.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:25 - Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took away some of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. Yet they did not do it again.
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But two men had remained in the camp; the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the [fn]other, Medad. And the Spirit rested upon them (and they were among those who had been registered, but had not gone out to the tent), and they prophesied in the camp.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:27 - So a young man ran and informed Moses, and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:28 - Then Joshua the son of Nun, the personal servant of Moses from his youth, responded and said, “My lord Moses, restrain them!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:29 - But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? If only all the LORD’S people were prophets, that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:30 - Then Moses [fn]returned to the camp, both he and the elders of Israel.

The Quail and the Plague

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Now a wind burst forth from the LORD and it brought quail from the sea, and dropped them beside the camp, about a day’s journey on this side and a day’s journey on the other side all around the camp, and about [fn]two cubits deep on the surface of the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:32 - And the people [fn]spent all that day, all night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quail (the one who gathered least gathered [fn]ten homers) and spread them out for themselves all around the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very severe plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:34 - So that place was named [fn]Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had been greedy.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:35 - From Kibroth-hattaavah the people set out for Hazeroth, and they [fn]remained at Hazeroth.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit sank down
I.e., the place for burning
Lit desired a desire
Lit flesh, and so throughout the ch
Lit soul has dried up
Lit for our eyes
I.e., a tree gum
Lit with
Lit juice of oil
Lit on
Lit it was evil in Moses’ eyes
Lit treated badly
Lit against your chest
Or foster father
Lit heavy
Or Who will give...?
Lit until a
Lit becomes nausea to you
Lit gathered
Lit hand too short
Lit happen to you
Lit second
Lit withdrew to
About 3 ft. or 90 cm
Lit arose
About 77 cubic feet or 2.2 cubic meters
I.e., the graves of greediness
Lit were

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