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Numbers 11 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The People Complain

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:1 - Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:2 - The people therefore cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the LORD and the fire [fn]died out.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:3 - So the name of that place was called [fn]Taberah, because the fire of the LORD burned among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:4 - The rabble who were among them [fn]had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel 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 free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:7 - Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:8 - The people would go about and gather it and grind it [fn]between two millstones or beat it in the mortar, and boil it in the pot and make cakes with it; and its taste was as the taste of [fn]cakes baked with oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:9 - When the dew fell on the camp at night, the manna would fall [fn]with it.

The Complaint of Moses

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:10 - Now Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, each man at the doorway of his tent; and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly, 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 laid the burden of all this people on me?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:12 - “Was it I who conceived all this people? Was it I who brought them forth, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom 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 that we may eat!’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:14 - “I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too [fn]burdensome for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:15 - “So if You are going to deal thus with me, please kill me at once, if I have found favor in Your sight, and do not let me see my wretchedness.”

Seventy Elders to Assist

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:16 - 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 let 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 of the Spirit who is upon you, and will put Him upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you will not bear it all alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:18 - “Say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, “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 a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you; 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, are 600,000 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 - “Should flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to be sufficient for them? Or should all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to be sufficient for them?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:23 - The LORD said to Moses, “Is the LORDS [fn]power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will [fn]come true for you or not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:24 - So Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD. Also, he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and stationed them around the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:25 - Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do it again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:26 - But two men had remained in the camp; the name of one was Eldad and the name of the [fn]other Medad. And the Spirit rested upon them (now 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 told Moses and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:28 - Then Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, said, “Moses, my lord, restrain them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:29 - But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORDS 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

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:31 - Now there went forth a wind from the LORD and it brought quail from the sea, and let them fall 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 [fn]about two [fn]cubits deep on the surface of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:32 - The people [fn]spent all day and all night and all the next day, and gathered the quail (he who gathered least gathered ten [fn]homers) and they 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 the name of that place was called [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.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: sank down
I.e. burning
Literally: desired a desire
Literally: flesh, and so throughout the chapter
Literally: soul is dried up
Literally: for our eyes
Literally: with
Literally: juice of oil
Literally: on
Literally: it was evil in Moses' sight
Literally: dealt ill with
Or, foster-father
Literally: heavy
Literally: until
Literally: hand short
Literally: befall you
Literally: second
Literally: removed himself
Or, from about two cubits above
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
Literally: rose
I.e. One homer equals approx 11 bu
I.e. the graves of greediness
Literally: were

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