Numbers 11

11:1 And when the people complained, it displeased : and heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.

11:2 And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto , the fire was quenched.

11:3 And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of 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 garlick:

11:6 But 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 fresh oil.

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 was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.

11:11 And Moses said unto , Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?

11:12 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?

11:13 Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto 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 thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.

11:16 And said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.

11:17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

11:18 And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of , saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.

11:19 Ye 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 unto you: because that ye have despised 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 thou hast 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 said unto Moses, Is 's hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.

11:24 And Moses went out, and told the people the words of , and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.

11:25 And came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto 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 unto 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 master Moses, forbid them.

11:29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would Elohim that all 's people were prophets, and that would put his spirit upon them!

11:30 And Moses got him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

11:31 And there went forth a wind from , 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, before it was chewed, the wrath of was kindled against the people, and smote the people with a very great plague.

11:34 And he called the name of that place Kibroth-hattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted.

11:35 And the people journeyed from Kibroth-hattaavah unto Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth.