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Now tell the people, 'Purify yourselves for tomorrow; you will have meat to eat. The LORD has heard you whining and saying that you wished you had some meat and that you were better off in Egypt. Now the LORD will give you meat, and you will have to eat it.
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And thou shalt say to the people: Be ye sanctified: to morrow you shall eat flesh: for I have heard you say: Who will give us flesh to eat? It was well with us in Egypt. That the Lord may give you flesh, and you may eat:
Genesis 35:2 And Jacob having called together all his household, said: Cast away the strange gods that are among you, and be cleansed, and change your garments.
Exodus 19:10,15 And he said to him: Go to the people, and sanctify them to day, and to morrow, and let them wash their garments. . . .
Joshua 7:13 Arise, sanctify the people, and say to them: Be ye sanctified against tomorrow: for thus saith the Lord God of Israel: The curse is in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thy enemies, till he be destroyed out of thee, that is defiled with this wickedness.
ye have wept
Numbers 11:1,4-6 In the mean time there arose a murmuring of the people against the Lord, as it were repining at their fatigue. And when the Lord heard it he was angry. And the fire of the Lord being kindled against them, devoured them that were at the uttermost part of the camp. . . .
Exodus 16:3-7 And the children of Israel said to them: Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat over the fleshpots, and ate bread to the full: Why have you brought us into this desert, that you might destroy all the multitude with famine? . . .
Judges 21:2 And they all came to the house of God in Silo, and sitting before him till the evening, lifted up their voices, and began to lament and weep, saying:
it was well
Numbers 11:4,5 For a mixt multitude of people, that came up with them, burned with desire, sitting and weeping, the children of Israel also being joined with them, and said: Who shall give us flesh to eat? . . .
Numbers 14:2,3 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron, saying: . . .
Acts 7:39 Whom our fathers would not obey: but thrust him away and in their hearts turned back into Egypt,
ContextSeventy Elders Anointed
…17That I may come down and speak with thee: and I will take of thy spirit, and will give to them, that they may bear with thee the burden of the people, and thou mayest not be burthened alone. 18And thou shalt say to the people: Be ye sanctified: to morrow you shall eat flesh: for I have heard you say: Who will give us flesh to eat? It was well with us in Egypt. That the Lord may give you flesh, and you may eat:19Not for one day, nor two, nor five, nor ten, no nor for twenty.…
And he said to him: Go to the people, and sanctify them to day, and to morrow, and let them wash their garments.
The priests also that come to the Lord, let them be sanctified, lest he strike them.
In the mean time there arose a murmuring of the people against the Lord, as it were repining at their fatigue. And when the Lord heard it he was angry. And the fire of the Lord being kindled against them, devoured them that were at the uttermost part of the camp.
Not for one day, nor two, nor five, nor ten, no nor for twenty.
He will spare it, and not leave it, and will hide it in his throat.
May his belly be filled, that God may send forth the wrath of his indignation upon him, and rain down his war upon him.
Because he struck the rock, and the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed. Can he also give bread, or provide a table for his people?
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