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 camp.
2And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire
3And he called the name of the
place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.
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?
5We remember the fish, which
we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:
6But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before
7And the manna was as coriander
seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.
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.
when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.
10Then 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.
11And Moses said unto the LORD, 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?
12Have 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?
13Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me,
saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.
am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.
15And 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.
the LORD 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.
17And 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
18And say thou unto the people,
Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye 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 ye shall eat.
19Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor
20But even a whole month, until
it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the LORD which is among you, and
have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?
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.
22Shall 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
23And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the
LORD'S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.
24And 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.
25And the LORD 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
26But 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.
27And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy
in the camp.
28And Joshua the son of Nun,
the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.
29And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD'S
people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!
30And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.
31And 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.
32And 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.
33And 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 smote the people with a very
34And he called the name of
that place Kibrothhattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted.
35And the people journeyed from Kibrothhattaavah unto Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth.