New American Standard Bible
When He rained meat upon them like the dust, Even winged fowl like the sand of the seas,
King James Bible
He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:
Darby Bible Translation
And he rained flesh upon them as dust, and feathered fowl as the sand of the seas,
World English Bible
He rained also flesh on them as the dust; winged birds as the sand of the seas.
Young's Literal Translation
And He raineth on them flesh as dust, And as sand of the seas -- winged fowl,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He rained flesh also upon them as dust - The flesh of quails, Numbers 11:31. The word "rained" means that they seemed to come upon them like a copious shower. The word dust denotes their great abundance.
And feathered fowls - Margin, as in Hebrew, "fowl of wing." This is a poetic expression, designed to give beauty to the description by the image of their fluttering wings.
Among such sins of the first table is that described in our text. It is consequently one of the masterpieces of iniquity, and we shall do well to purge ourselves of it. It is full of evil to ourselves, and is calculated to dishonor both God and man, therefore let us be in earnest to cut it up both root and branch. I think we have all been guilty of this in our measure; and we are not free from it even to this day. Whether we be saints or sinners, we may stand here and make our humble confession that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"The Sun of Righteousness"
A Jealous God
So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.
Then He let them fall in the midst of their camp, Round about their dwellings.
They asked, and He brought quail, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
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