And 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.
And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was
And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt
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?
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:
But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before
And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of
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.
And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.
Then 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
And 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?
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?
Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me,
saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.
I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.
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.
And 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.
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.
And 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
Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty
But 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?
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.
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?
And 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.
And 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.
And 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 not cease.
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
And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in
And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and
said, My lord Moses, forbid them.
And 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
And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.
And 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.
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.
And 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
And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah: because there they buried
the people that lusted.
And the people journeyed from Kibrothhattaavah unto Hazeroth; and abode at