Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Numbers 11

The burning at Taberah quenched by Moses' prayer.

Numbers 11:1 And it came to pass, that, when the people were giving themselves up to murmuring, it was grievous in the ears of Yahweh,—so Yahweh hearkened, and kindled was his anger, and the fire of Yahweh burned among them, and consumed the uttermost part of the camp. Numbers 11:2 Then did the people make outcry unto Moses,—and Moses prayed unto Yahweh, and the fire sank down. Numbers 11:3 So he called the name of that place, Taberah [i. e. "A Burning"],—because there burned among them the fire of Yahweh.

The people lust for flesh, and loathe manna.

Numbers 11:4 Moreover, the mixed multitude that was in their midst, concealed not their lusting,—and so even the sons of Israel, fell away and wept, and said: Who will grant us to eat, flesh? Numbers 11:5 We remember the fish that we did eat in Egypt, without money,—the cucumbers, and the water-melons, and the leeks and the onions, and the garlick. Numbers 11:6 But, now, our soul is dried up, there is nothing at all,—unless, unto the manna, [we turn] our eyes. Numbers 11:7 Now, the manna, was, like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof like the appearance of bdellium. Numbers 11:8 The people used to go about and pick it up, and grind it with a pair of millstones, or pound it in a mortar, and boil it in a pot, and make it into round cakes,—then was the taste thereof like the taste of a sweet cake made with oil. Numbers 11:9 When the dew came down upon the camp by night, the manna came down thereupon.

Moses complaineth of his charge.

Numbers 11:10 So then Moses heard the people weeping by their families, every one at the entrance of his tent,—then kindled the anger of Yahweh fiercely, and, in the eyes of Moses, it was grievous. Numbers 11:11 And Moses said unto Yahweh—Wherefore hast thou let thy servant come to grief, and wherefore have I not found favour in thine eyes,—that thou shouldest lay the burden of all this people, upon me? Numbers 11:12 Did, I, conceive all this people, or, I, beget them,—that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father carrieth a suckling, unto the soil which thou didst swear unto their fathers? Numbers 11:13 Whence should, I, have flesh to give to all this people,—for they keep weeping by me, saying, Oh give us flesh, that we may eat! Numbers 11:14 Unable, am, I, by myself, to carry all this people,—for they are too heavy for me. Numbers 11:15 But, if, in this way, thou art going to deal with me, slay me, I beseech thee, slay, if I have found favour in thine eyes,—and let me not see my grief.

God divideth his burden into seventy elders.

Numbers 11:16 Then said Yahweh unto Moses—Gather thou unto me seventy men, from among the elders of Israel, of whom thou knowest that they are elders of the people, and their overseers,—then shalt thou take them unto the tent of meeting, and they shall station themselves there, with thee. Numbers 11:17 Then will I come down, and speak with thee there, and will take of the spirit that is upon thee, and put upon them,—and they shall carry, with thee, the burden of the people, and, thou, shalt not carry it, by thyself. Numbers 11:18 And, unto the people, shalt thou say: Hallow yourselves by tomorrow, and ye shall eat flesh, for ye have wept in the ears of Yahweh, saying—Who will grant us to eat flesh? for it was well with us in Egypt,—so then Yahweh will give you flesh, and ye shall eat. Numbers 11:19 Not one day, shall ye eat, nor two days,—nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days: Numbers 11:20 for a month of days, until it cometh forth out of your nostrils, so shall it become to you a loathsome thing,—because ye have refused Yahweh who is in your midst, and have wept before him, saying, Wherefore, now, came we forth out of Egypt? Numbers 11:21 And Moses said, Six hundred thousand footmen, are the people in whose midst am, I: yet, thou, hast said—Flesh, will I give unto them, and they shall eat for a month of days. Numbers 11:22 Shall, the flocks and herds, be slaughtered for them, that it may suffice for them? Shall, all the fishes of the sea, be gathered together unto them, that it may suffice for them? Numbers 11:23 Then said Yahweh unto Moses, Shall, the hand of Yahweh, fail? Now, shalt thou see whether my word come to pass unto thee, or not.

Numbers 11:24 And Moses went forth, and spake unto the people the words of Yahweh,—and gathered together seventy men from among the elders of the people, and caused them to stand, round about the tent. Numbers 11:25 Then Yahweh, came down, in the cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave unto the seventy men—the elders. And it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and then did so no more. Numbers 11:26 Now there were two men left behind in the camp—the name of the one, was Eldad, and, the name of the other, Medad, so then the spirit, rested on them—they, being among them who were written, though they had not gone forth unto the tent,—but they prophesied in the camp. Numbers 11:27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said,—Eldad and Medad, are prophesying in the camp! Numbers 11:28 Then responded Joshua, son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, and said,—My lord Moses, forbid them! Numbers 11:29 But Moses said unto him, Art, thou, jealous for, me? Oh would that, all the people of Yahweh, were prophets! Yea, let Yahweh put his spirit upon them! Numbers 11:30 Then was Moses received back into the camp,—he, and the elders of Israel.

Quails are given in wrath at Kibroth-hattaavah.

Numbers 11:31 Now, a wind, had sprung up, from Yahweh, and cut off quails from the sea, and let them lie over the camp—as it were a days journey here, and a days journey there, round about the camp,—and as it were two cubits, on the face of the land. Numbers 11:32 And the people rose up all that day and all the night and all the next day, and gathered the quails, he that did least, gathered ten homers,—and they spread them out for themselves, spreading away, round about the camp. Numbers 11:33 The flesh, was yet between their teeth, not yet chewed,—when, the anger of Yahweh, had kindled upon the people, and Yahweh smote the people, with an exceeding great plague. Numbers 11:34 And the name of that place was called, Kibroth-hattaavah,—because, there, they buried the people who had lusted. Numbers 11:35 From Kibroth-hattaavah, the people set forward to Hazeroth,—and they remained in Hazeroth.

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