Fire From the Lord
11:1 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.
11:2 And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed
unto the LORD, the fire was quenched.
11:3 And he called the name of the place Taberah: because
the fire of the LORD burnt among them.
Quail From the Lord
11:4 And the mixed 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 garlic:
11:6 But now 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 color
thereof as the color 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 the LORD was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.
11:11 And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou
afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favor
in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people
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 favor in thy sight; and let me
not see my wretchedness.
11:16 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.
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 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.
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 the LORD 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 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.
11:24 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.
11:25 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.
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 lord Moses, forbid
11:29 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 them!
11:30 And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of
11:31 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.
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, ere
it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the
people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great
11:34 And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah:
because there they buried the people that lusted.
11:35 And the people journeyed from Kibrothhattaavah unto
Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth.