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Numbers 11 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When the people complained intensely in the LORD's hearing, the LORD heard and became angry. Then the LORD's fire burned them and consumed the edges of the camp. 1 Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the LORD, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.
2 When the people cried out to Moses, Moses prayed to the LORD, and the fire subsided. 2 When the people cried out to Moses, he prayed to the LORD and the fire died down.
3 The name of that place was called Taberah, because the LORD's fire burned against them. 3 So that place was called Taberah, because fire from the LORD had burned among them.
4 The riffraff among them had a strong craving. Even the Israelites cried again and said, "Who will give us meat to eat? 4 The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, "If only we had meat to eat!
5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt for free, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. 5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost--also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic.
6 Now our lives are wasting away. There is nothing but manna in front of us." 6 But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!"
7 The manna was like coriander seed and its color was like resin. 7 The manna was like coriander seed and looked like resin.
8 The people would roam around and collect it and grind it with millstones or pound it in a mortar. Then they would boil it in pots and make it into cakes. It tasted like cakes baked in olive oil. 8 The people went around gathering it, and then ground it in a handmill or crushed it in a mortar. They cooked it in a pot or made it into cakes. And it tasted like something made with olive oil.
9 When the dew fell on the camp during the night, the manna would fall with it. 9 When the dew settled on the camp at night, the manna also came down.
10 Moses heard the people crying throughout their clans, each at his tent's entrance. The LORD was outraged, and Moses was upset. 10 Moses heard the people of every family wailing, each at the entrance to his tent. The LORD became exceedingly angry, and Moses was troubled.
11 Moses said to the LORD, "Why have you treated your servant so badly? And why haven't I found favor in your eyes, for you have placed the burden of all these people on me? 11 He asked the LORD, "Why have you brought this trouble on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me?
12 Did I conceive all these people? Did I give birth to them, that you would say to me, ‘Carry them at the breast, as a nurse carries an unweaned child,' to the fertile land that you promised their ancestors? 12 Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their forefathers?
13 Where am I to get meat for all these people? They are crying before me and saying, ‘Give us meat, so we can eat.' 13 Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, 'Give us meat to eat!'
14 I can't bear this people on my own. They're too heavy for me. 14 I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me.
15 If you're going to treat me like this, please kill me. If I've found favor in your eyes, then don't let me endure this wretched situation." 15 If this is how you are going to treat me, put me to death right now--if I have found favor in your eyes--and do not let me face my own ruin."
16 The LORD said to Moses, "Gather before me seventy men from Israel's elders, whom you know as elders and officers of the people. Take them to the meeting tent, and let them stand there with you. 16 The LORD said to Moses: "Bring me seventy of Israel's elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the Tent of Meeting, that they may stand there with you.
17 Then I'll descend and speak with you there. I'll take some of the spirit that is on you and place it on them. Then they will carry the burden of the people with you so that you won't bear it alone. 17 I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit that is on you and put the Spirit on them. They will help you carry the burden of the people so that you will not have to carry it alone.
18 To the people you will say, ‘Make yourselves holy for tomorrow; then you will eat meat, for you've cried in the LORD's hearing, 'Who will give us meat to eat? It was better for us in Egypt.' The LORD will give you meat, and you will eat. 18 "Tell the people: 'Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The LORD heard you when you wailed, "If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!" Now the LORD will give you meat, and you will eat it.
19 You won't eat for just one day, or two days, or five days, or ten days, or twenty days, 19 You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days,
20 but for a whole month until it comes out of your nostrils and nauseates you. You've rejected the LORD who's been with you and you have cried before him, saying, 'Why did we leave Egypt?' '" 20 but for a whole month--until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it--because you have rejected the LORD, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, "Why did we ever leave Egypt?" ' "
21 Moses said, "The people I'm with are six hundred thousand on foot and you're saying, ‘I will give them meat, and they will eat for a month.' 21 But Moses said, "Here I am among six hundred thousand men on foot, and you say, 'I will give them meat to eat for a whole month!'
22 Can flocks and herds be found and slaughtered for them? Or can all the fish in the sea be found and caught for them?" 22 Would they have enough if flocks and herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?"
23 The LORD said to Moses, "Is the LORD's power too weak? Now you will see whether my word will come true for you or not." 23 The LORD answered Moses, "Is the LORD's arm too short? You will now see whether or not what I say will come true for you."
24 So Moses went out and told the people the LORD's words. He assembled seventy men from the people's elders and placed them around the tent. 24 So Moses went out and told the people what the LORD had said. He brought together seventy of their elders and had them stand around the Tent.
25 The LORD descended in a cloud, spoke to him, and took some of the spirit that was on him and placed it on the seventy elders. When the spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but only this once. 25 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took of the Spirit that was on him and put the Spirit on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did not do so again.
26 Two men had remained in the camp, one named Eldad and the second named Medad, and the spirit rested on them. They were among those registered, but they hadn't gone out to the tent, so they prophesied in the camp. 26 However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the Tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp.
27 A young man ran and told Moses, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp." 27 A young man ran and told Moses, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp."
28 Joshua, Nun's son and Moses' assistant since his youth, responded, "My master Moses, stop them!" 28 Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses' aide since youth, spoke up and said, "Moses, my lord, stop them!"
29 Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? If only all the LORD's people were prophets with the LORD placing his spirit on them!" 29 But Moses replied, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD's people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!"
30 Moses and Israel's elders were assembled in the camp. 30 Then Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.
31 A wind from the LORD blew up and brought quails from the sea. It let them fall by the camp, about a day's journey all around the camp and about three feet deep on the ground. 31 Now a wind went out from the LORD and drove quail in from the sea. It brought them down all around the camp to about three feet above the ground, as far as a day's walk in any direction.
32 Then the people arose and gathered the quail all that day, all night, and all the next day. The least collected was ten homers, and they laid them out around the camp. 32 All that day and night and all the next day the people went out and gathered quail. No one gathered less than ten homers. Then they spread them out all around the camp.
33 While the meat was still between their teeth and not yet consumed, the LORD's anger blazed against the people. The LORD struck the people with a very great punishment. 33 But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the LORD burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague.
34 The name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had the craving. 34 Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had craved other food.
35 From Kibroth-hattaavah the people marched to Hazeroth. 35 From Kibroth Hattaavah the people traveled to Hazeroth and stayed there.