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Numbers 11

The burning at Taberah quenched by Moses' prayer.

Numbers 11:1 And it fortuned, þt whan the people dyd wykedlye, it was a dyspleasure in the eares of the Lord. And when the Lord heard it, his countenaunce was prouoked to wrath, & the fier of the Lord burnt among them, & consumed them þt were the vttemost of þe hoste. Numbers 11:2 And þe people cried vnto Moses. And whan Moses made intercession vnto þe Lord, þe fier quenched. Numbers 11:3 And þe name of þe place was called Thaberah, because þe fier of the Lord burnt among them.

The people lust for flesh, and loathe manna.

Numbers 11:4 And the rascall people that was amonge them, fell a lustyng, and turned them selues and wepte (euen as dyd also the chyldren of Israel) and sayde: who shall geue vs flesh to eate? Numbers 11:5 we remembre the fyshe which we dyd eate in Egipt for naught, & the cucumbers, and melons, lekes, onyons & garleke. Numbers 11:6 But nowe oure soule is dryed awaye, for we can se nothyng els, saue Manna. Numbers 11:7 The manna was as coriander seed, and (to se to) lyke Bedellion. Numbers 11:8 And the people went about and gathered it, and grounde it in milles, or bet it in morters, and baked it in pannes, and made kakes of it. And the taist of it was like vnto the taist of an oyle kake. Numbers 11:9 And whan the dewe fell downe vpon the hooste in the nyght, the Manna fell vpon it.

Moses complaineth of his charge.

Numbers 11:10 And whan Moses herde the people wepe thorowout theyr housholdes, euery man in þe dore of his tent, þe face of the Lord was prouoked vnto wrath exceadingly: & it greued Moses also. Numbers 11:11 And Moses sayde vnto the Lord: wherfore hast thou dealt cruelly with thy seruaunt? And wherfore haue I not found fauour in thy syght, seyng that thou puttest the weyght of all this people vpon me? Numbers 11:12 haue I conceaued all thys people? Or haue I begotten them:? hat þu shuldest saye vnto me? carie them in they bosome (as a nurse beareth the suckynge chylde) vnto the lande, which thou swarest vnto their fathers? Numbers 11:13 where shulde I haue fleshe, to geue vnto all thys people, which wepe before me, saying: geue vs flesh that we maye eate? Numbers 11:14 I am not able to beare all thys people alone, seying it is to heuy for me. Numbers 11:15 If thou deale thus with me, kyll me, I praye the, yf I haue founde fauour in thy syght, that I se not my wrechednes.

God divideth his burden into seventy elders.

Numbers 11:16 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses, gather vnto me .lxx. men of the elders of Israel, which thou knowest, that they are þe elders of the people and officers ouer them: and thou shalt bryng them vnto the tabernacle of witnesse, that they maye stande there with the: Numbers 11:17 And I will come downe, and talke with the there, and take of the sprete which is vpon the, and put vpon them, and they shall beare the burthen of the people with the, lest thou be constrayned to beare it alone. Numbers 11:18 And saye thou vnto the people: be halowed agaynst tomorowe, and ye shall eate flesh: for your whyning is in the eares of the Lorde, seing ye sayd: who shall geue vs flesh to eate? we were happye in Egipt: therfore the Lorde wyll geue you flesh, and ye shall eate. Numbers 11:19 Ye shall not eate one daye nor two, nor fyue dayes, neyther ten, nor twentye dayes: Numbers 11:20 but euen a moneth longe, vntyll it come out at the nastrels of you: and make you to parbrake, because that ye haue cast the Lorde asyde which is amonge you: and haue wepte before hym, saying: why came we thus oute of Egipte? Numbers 11:21 And Moses sayde: syxe hundred thousande fotmen are there of the people, among which I am. And thou hast sayd: I wyll geue them flesh, that they maye eate a moneth longe. Numbers 11:22 Shall the shepe & the oxen be slayne for them, to fynde them? ether, shall all the fysh of the see be gathered together for them to serue them? Numbers 11:23 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: Shall the Lordes hande be waxed shorte? Thou shalt se nowe whither my word shall come to passe vnto the, or not.

Numbers 11:24 And Moses went out, and tolde the people the saying of the Lorde, and gathred the .lxx. elders of the people, and set them rounde aboute the tabernacle. Numbers 11:25 And the Lorde came downe in a cloud, and spake vnto hym, and toke of the sprete that was vpon hym, and gaue it vnto the .lxx. elders. And it fortuned that when the sprete rested vpon them, they prophecied, & did not ceasse. Numbers 11:26 But there remayned two of the men in the hoost: the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of þe other Medad. And the sprete rested vpon them, and they were of them that were wrytten, and went not out vnto the tabernacle, but prophecied in the hoost. Numbers 11:27 And there ran a yong man, and tolde Moses and sayd: Eldad and Medad do prophecye in the hooste. Numbers 11:28 And Iosua the sonne of Nun the seruaunt of Moses one of hys yonge men, answered & sayde: master Moses, forbyd them. Numbers 11:29 And Moses sayde vnto hym: enuyest thou for my sake? wolde God þt all the Lordes people coulde prophecye, and that the Lorde wold put hys sprete vpon them. Numbers 11:30 And Moses gat him into the hoost, he and the elders of Israel.

Quails are given in wrath at Kibroth-hattaavah.

Numbers 11:31 And there went forth a wynde from the Lorde: and brought quayles from the see: and let them fall about the hoost, euen a daies iorney rounde about on euery syde of þe hoost, and as it were two cubites hye ouer the erth. Numbers 11:32 And the people stode vp, and all that day and all þe nyght, and on the morowe they gathered quayles. And he that gathred a lytle, gathred ten homers ful. And they spred them abrode rounde aboute the hoost. Numbers 11:33 And whyle the flesh was yet betwene their teth, and yer it was chewed vp: beholde, the countenaunce of the Lorde was moued agaynst þe people, & the Lord slewe the people with an exceadynge great plage. Numbers 11:34 And the name of the place was called, the graues of lust, because they buryed the people that lusted, there. Numbers 11:35 And the people toke their iorneye from the graues of lust vnto Hazeroth, and bode at Hazeroth.

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