1611 King James Bible

Numbers 11

The burning at Taberah quenched by Moses' prayer.

Numbers 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 vttermost parts of the campe. Numbers 11:2 And the people cried vnto Moses, and when Moses prayed vnto the LORD, the fire was quenched. Numbers 11:3 And hee called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.

The people lust for flesh, and loathe manna.

Numbers 11:4 And the mixt multitude that was among them, fell a lusting, and the children of Israel also wept againe, and said, Who shal giue vs flesh to eate? Numbers 11:5 We remember the fish which wee did eate in Egypt freely: the cucumbers and the melons, and the leekes, and the onions, and the garlicke. Numbers 11:6 But now our soule is dried away, there is nothing at all, besides this Manna, before our eyes. Numbers 11:7 And the Manna was as Coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of Bdelium: Numbers 11:8 [And] the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in milles, or beat it in a morter, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it [was] as the taste of fresh oyle. Numbers 11:9 And when the dew fell vpon the campe in the night, the Manna fell vpon it.

Moses complaineth of his charge.

Numbers 11:10 Then Moses heard the people weepe throughout their families, euery man in the doore of his tent, and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly, Moses also was displeased. Numbers 11:11 And Moses said vnto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy seruant? and wherefore haue I not found fauour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people vpon me? Numbers 11:12 Haue I conceiued all this people? haue I begotten them, that thou shouldest say vnto me, Cary them in thy bosome (as a nursing father beareth the sucking child) vnto the land which thou swarest vnto their fathers? Numbers 11:13 Whence should I haue flesh to giue vnto all this people? for they weep vnto me, saying, Giue vs flesh, that we may eate. Numbers 11:14 I am not able to beare all this people alone, because it is too heauie for mee. Numbers 11:15 And if thou deale thus with mee, kill me, I pray thee out of hand, if I haue found fauour in thy sight, and let me not see my wretchednesse.

God divideth his burden into seventy elders.

Numbers 11:16 And the LORD said vnto Moses, Gather vnto me seuentie men, of the Elders of Israel, whome thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers ouer them: and bring them vnto the Tabernacle of the Congregation, that they may stand there with thee. Numbers 11:17 And I will come downe and talke with thee there, and I will take of the spirit which is vpon thee, and wil put [it] vpon them, and they shall beare the burden of the people with thee, that thou beare [it] not thy selfe alone. Numbers 11:18 And say thou vnto the people, Sanctifie your selues against to morrow, and yee shall eate flesh: (for you haue wept in the eares of the LORD, saying, Who shall giue vs flesh to eate? for it was well with vs in Egypt:) therfore the LORD wil giue you flesh, and ye shall eate. Numbers 11:19 Ye shall not eate one day, nor two dayes, nor fiue dayes, neither ten dayes, nor twentie dayes: Numbers 11:20 [But] euen a whole moneth, vntill it come out at your nostrels, and it bee loathsome vnto you, because that yee haue despised the LORD which is among you, and haue wept before him, saying, Why came we foorth out of Egypt? Numbers 11:21 And Moses said, The people amongst whome I [am, are] sixe hundred thousand footmen, and thou hast said, I will giue them flesh, that they may eate a whole moneth. Numbers 11:22 Shall the flockes and the herds be slaine for them to suffice them? or shal all the fish of the sea bee gathered together for them, to suffice them? Numbers 11:23 And the LORD said vnto Moses, Is the LORDS hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to passe vnto thee, or not.

Numbers 11:24 And Moses went out, and tolde the people the wordes of the LORD, and gathered the seuenty men of the Elders of the people, and set them round about the Tabernacle. Numbers 11:25 And the LORD came downe in a cloude, and spake vnto him, and tooke of the spirit that was vpon him, and gaue it vnto the seuentie Elders: and it came to passe that when the spirit rested vpon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. Numbers 11:26 But there remained two of the men in the campe, the name of the one [was] Eldad, & the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested vpon them, (and they were of them [that were] written, but went not out vnto the Tabernacle) and they prophesied in the campe. Numbers 11:27 And there ranne a yong man, and tolde Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad doe prophesie in the campe. Numbers 11:28 And Ioshua the sonne of Nun the seruant of Moses, one of his yong men, answered and said, My lord Moses, Forbid them. Numbers 11:29 And Moses said vnto him, Enuiest thou for my sake? Would God that all the LORDS people were Prophets, and that the LORD would put his Spirit vpon them. Numbers 11:30 And Moses gate him into the campe, he, and the Elders of Israel.

Quails are given in wrath at Kibroth-hattaavah.

Numbers 11:31 And there went forth a winde from the LORD, and brought quailes from the sea, and let them fall by the campe, as it were a dayes iourney on this side, and as it were a dayes iourney on the other side round about the campe, and as it were two cubits [high] vpon the face of the earth. Numbers 11:32 And the people stood vp all that day, and all [that] night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quailes: he that gathered least, gathered ten homers: and they spread [them] all abroad for themselues round about the campe. Numbers 11:33 And while the flesh was yet betweene their teeth, yer it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague. Numbers 11:34 And he called the name of that place, Kibroth-Hattaauah: because there they buried the people that lusted. Numbers 11:35 And the people iourneyed from Kibroth-Hattaauah, vnto Hazeroth: and abode at Hazeroth.

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