Numbers 11:6

6 But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!”

Numbers 11:6 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
6 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.
English Standard Version (ESV)
6 But now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at."
New Living Translation (NLT)
6 But now our appetites are gone. All we ever see is this manna!”
The Message Bible (MSG)
6 But nothing tastes good out here; all we get is manna, manna, manna."
American Standard Version (ASV)
6 but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all save this manna to look upon.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
6 But now we've lost our appetite! Everywhere we look there's nothing but manna!"
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
6 But now our appetite is gone; there's nothing to look at but this manna!"
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
6 But now we've lost all interest in eating. We never see anything but this manna!"

Numbers 11:6 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 11:6

But now our soul is dried away
Meaning their bodies, which, for want of flesh food, they pretended had no moisture in them, or they were half starved, and in wasting and consuming circumstances:

[there is] nothing at all besides this manna [before] our eyes;
which in itself was a truth and matter of fact; they had nothing to look to, and live upon but the manna, and that was enough, and with which, no doubt, many of them were contented, and satisfied and thankful for it, though the greater part were not; and therefore this, though a truth, was foolishly and wickedly spoken, being said in disdain and contempt of the manna: so Christ, the heavenly manna, the antitype of this, of which (See Gill on Exodus 16:14); (See Gill on Exodus 16:15); (See Gill on Exodus 16:16); (See Gill on Exodus 16:17); (See Gill on Exodus 16:18); is indeed the only food that is set before us in the Gospel to feed and live upon; nor is there anything at all besides him, nor do true believers in him desire any other, but pray that evermore this bread may be given them; but carnal men and carnal professors slight the Gospel feast, of which Christ is the sum and substance; and at least would have something besides him, something along with him, something of their own in justification for him, or to give them a right unto him, or to trust in along with him; they cannot bear to have nothing at all but Christ; or that he, and he alone, should be exalted, and be all in all, as he is justification and salvation, and in the Gospel provision, in which nothing is set before us but him.

Numbers 11:6 In-Context

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 at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic.
6 But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!”
7 The manna was like coriander seed and looked like resin.
8 The people went around gathering it, and then ground it in a hand mill or crushed it in a mortar. They cooked it in a pot or made it into loaves. And it tasted like something made with olive oil.

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