|Numbers 11:4-13 |
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4 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell to lusting [for more of a variety of food than what they had in the desert]; and the children of Israel wept again, and said, "Who shall give us flesh to eat?
5 We remember the fish, which we ate in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic.
6 But now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all, beside this manna [the supernatural food provided by God], before our eyes.
7 And the manna was like the coriander seed, and its color was brown.
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 like the taste of fresh oil.
9 When the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna also fell upon it.
10 Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent, and the anger of the LORD was greatly kindled; Moses also was displeased.
11 And Moses said to the LORD, "Why have you afflicted your servant? And why have I not found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all these people upon me?
12 Have I conceived all this people? Have I begotten them, that you should say to me, 'Carry them in your bosom, as a nursing father bears the sucking child, to the land which you swore to their fathers?'
13 From where should I find flesh to give to all this people? For they weep to me, saying, 'Give us flesh to eat.'