Numbers 11

1 And when the people complained, it displeased יהוה; and יהוה heard it, and His anger was kindled; and the fire of יהוה burnt among them, and consumed them who were in the uttermost parts of the camp.

2 And the people cried unto Moses (Mosheh); and when Moses (Mosheh) prayed unto יהוה, the fire was quenched.

3 And he called the name of the place Taberah, because the fire of יהוה burnt among them.

4 Now the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting; and the children of Yisrael also wept again, and said, “Who shall give us flesh to eat?

5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt (Mitsrayim) freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick;

6 But now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all, besides this manna, before our eyes!”

7 And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.

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.

9 And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.

10 Then Moses (Mosheh) heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent; and the anger of יהוה was kindled greatly; Moses (Mosheh) also was displeased.

11 And Moses (Mosheh) said unto יהוה, “Wherefore have you afflicted your servant? And wherefore have I not found favor in Your sight, that You layest the burden of all this people upon me?

12 Have I conceived all this people? Have I begotten them, that You shouldest say unto me, ‘Carry them in your bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which you swarest unto their fathers?’

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.’

14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

15 And if You deal thus with me, please kill me out of hand, if I have found favor in Your sight; and let me not see my wretchedness!”

16 And יהוה said unto Moses (Mosheh), “Gather unto Me seventy men of the elders of Yisrael, whom you 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 you.

17 And I will come down and talk with you there; and I will take of the Spirit which is upon you, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you bear it not yourself alone.

18 And say you unto the people, ‘Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat flesh; for you have wept in the ears of יהוה, saying, “Who shall give us flesh to eat? For it was well with us in Egypt (Mitsrayim).’ Therefore יהוה will give you flesh, and you shall eat.

19 You shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;

20 But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you, because that you have despised יהוה who is among you, and have wept before Him, saying, “Why came we forth out of Egypt (Mitsrayim)?”’”

21 And Moses (Mosheh) said, “The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and You have said, ‘I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.’

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?”

23 And יהוה said unto Moses (Mosheh), “Is יהוה’s hand waxed short? You shalt see now whether My word shall come to pass unto you or not.”

24 And Moses (Mosheh) went out, and told the people the words of יהוה, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.

25 And יהוה 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.

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.

27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses (Mosheh), and said, “Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.”

28 And Joshua (Yehoshua) the son of Nun, the servant of Moses (Mosheh), one of his young men, answered and said, “My lord (Adoni) Moses (Mosheh), forbid them!”

29 And Moses (Mosheh) said unto him, “Enviest you for my sake? Would that all יהוה’s people were prophets, and that יהוה would put His Spirit upon them!”

30 And Moses (Mosheh) gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Yisrael.

31 And there went forth a wind from יהוה, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it was a day’s journey on this side, and as it was a day’s journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it was two cubits high upon the face of the earth.

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.

33 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of יהוה was kindled against the people, and יהוה smote the people with a very great plague.

34 And he called the name of that place ‘Qivrot Hattaavah (Graves of Lust)’, because there they buried the people who lusted.

35 And the people journeyed from Qivrot Hattaavah unto Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth.