And Moses said
By way of objection to what God had promised, distrusting his power to perform:
the people amongst whom I [am];
among whom he dwelt, of whom he was a part, and over whom he was a ruler:
[are] six hundred thousand footmen;
that were able to travel on foot, and were fit for war: this was the number of them when they came out of Egypt, ( Exodus 12:37 ) ; they amounted in their last numbering to 3,550 more, which lesser number is here omitted, as Aben Ezra and Jarchi observe, and only the round number given: some say that all above the six hundred thousand were destroyed by the fire at Taberah, ( Numbers 11:1 ) ;
and thou hast said, one will give them flesh, that they may eat a
this Moses could not tell how to credit.