Matthew Bible

Numbers 11

The burning at Taberah quenched by Moses' prayer.

Numbers 11:1 And the people complayned & it displeased the eares of the Lorde. And when þe lord heard it he was wroth, and the fyre of the Lorde burnt amonge them and consumed the vttermost of the hoste. Numbers 11:2 And the people cryed vnto Moses, and he made intercessyon vnto the Lord & the fyre quenched. Numbers 11:3 And they called the name of the place Thaberah because the fyre 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 lustynge. And the chyldren of Israel also went to and wepte and sayde: who shal geue vs flesh to eate? Numbers 11:5 we remembre þe fysh whych we should eate in Egypt for noughte and of the Cucumbers and melouns, lekes, onyouns and garleke. Numbers 11:6 But now oure soules ar dryed a waye, for oure eyes loke on nothyng els, saue vpon Manna. Numbers 11:7 The Manna was as it had bene coriander seed, and to se to lyke Bedellion. Numbers 11:8 And the people went aboute and gathered it, & grounde it in milles or bet it in morters and baked it in pannes and made kakes of it. And the tast of it was lyke vnto the tast of an oyle kake. Numbers 11:9 And when the dewe fell aboute þe hoste in the nyghte, the Manna fel therwith.

Moses complaineth of his charge.

Numbers 11:10 And when Moses herde the people wepe in their housholdes euery man in the dore of his tent, then the wrath of the Lorde waxed whott excedynglye: & it greued Moses also. Numbers 11:11 And Moses sayde vnto the Lorde: wherfore dealest thou so cruelly wyth thy seruaunte? wherfore do I not fynde fauoure in thi sight seynge that thou puttest the weyght of thys people vpon me? Numbers 11:12 haue I conceyued all thys people, or haue I begotte them, that thou shouldest saye vnto me, carye them in thy bosome (as a nurse beareth the suckyng chyld) vnto the land whych thou swarest vnto their fathers? Numbers 11:13 where shoulde I haue flesh to geue vnto al this people? For they wepe vnto me sayinge: geue vs fleshe that we maye eate. Numbers 11:14 I am not able to bere all this people alone, for it is to heuy for me. Numbers 11:15 Wherfore yf thou deale thus with me, kyl me, I pray the, If I haue found fauoure in thy syght and let me not se my wrechednesse.

God divideth his burden into seventy elders.

Numbers 11:16 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: gether vnto me .lxx. of the elders of Israel, which þu knowest that they are the elders of þe people and offycers ouer them, & brynge them vnto the tabernacle of wytnesse, and let them stande there with the. Numbers 11:17 And I wil come doune and talke wyth þe there, and take of the spirite which is vpon the and put vpon the and vpon them and they shall bere wyth the in burthen of the people, and so shalt thou not beare alone. Numbers 11:18 And say vnto the people: halowe your selues against to morow that ye may eate flesh for ye haue whyned in the eares of the Lord saying: who shal geue vs flesh to eate, for we were happye when we were in Egypt? therfore the Lord wil geue you flesh, and ye shal eate: Numbers 11:19 Ye shall not eate one daye onlye ether two or fyue dayes, ether .x. or .xx. dayes: Numbers 11:20 but euen a moneth longe, and vntyl it come oute at the nostrels of you, þt ye be ready to parbrake: because that ye haue cast that Lorde asyde whyche is among you, and haue wepte before hym sayinge: why came we oute of Egypte. Numbers 11:21 And Moses saide: syxe hundred thousand fotemen are there of the people, among whiche I am. And thou hast sayde: I wyll geue them flesh and they shall eate a moneth longe. Numbers 11:22 Shal the shepe and the oxen be slayne for them to fynde them, ether shal al the fysh of the sea be gathered together to serue them? Numbers 11:23 And the Lord sayd vnto Moses: is the Lordes hande waxed shorte. Thou shalt se whether my worde 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 gethered the .lxx. elders of the people, and set them round aboute the tabernacle. Numbers 11:25 And the Lorde came doune in a cloude & spake vnto him, and toke of the sprete that was vpon him, and put it vpon the .lxx. elders. And as the spirite rested vpon them, they prophecied & dyd nought els. Numbers 11:26 But there remayneth .ij. of the men in þe host: the one called Eldad, & þe other Medad And the spirite rested vpon them for they were of them that were wrytten, but they went not out vnto the tabernacle: and they prophecyed in the hoste. Numbers 11:27 And there ran a younge man & told Moses and saied: Eldad & Medad do prophecye in the hoste. Numbers 11:28 And Iosua the sonne of Nun the seruaunte of Moses which he had chosen out answered and sayed: master Moses, forbyd them. Numbers 11:29 And Moses sayed vnto hym: enuyest thou for my sake? wold God that al the Lordes people coulde prophecye, & that the lord wolde put his spyrite vpon them. Numbers 11:30 And then both Moses & the elders of Israel, gat them into the hoste.

Quails are given in wrath at Kibroth-hattaavah.

Numbers 11:31 And there went forth a wynde from the Lord and brought quayles from the sea and let them fal about the hoste, euen a daies iourney rounde about on euery syde of the hoste and .ij. cubites hye vpon the erth. Numbers 11:32 And þe people stode vp all that day and all that nyghte and on the morow, & gethered quayles. And he that gethered the lest, gethered .x. homers full. And they kylled them rounde aboute the hoste. Numbers 11:33 And whyle the flesh was yet betwene their teeth, yeare it was chewed vp, þe wrath of the Lord waxed whott vpon the people, and the Lord slewe of the people an exceading mightye slaughter. Numbers 11:34 And they called þe name of the place kibrath hathauah: because thei buried the people that lusted there. Numbers 11:35 And the people toke theyr iourney from kibrath hathauah vnto hazeroth, and bode at hazeroth.

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