New International Version
Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, 'Give us meat to eat!'
King James Bible
Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.
Darby Bible Translation
Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh that we may eat!
World English Bible
Where could I get meat to give to all this people? For they weep to me, saying, 'Give us meat, that we may eat.'
Young's Literal Translation
Whence have I flesh to give to all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give to us flesh, and we eat.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The manna was as coriander seed - Probably this short description is added to show the iniquity of the people in murmuring, while they had so adequate a provision. But the baseness of their minds appears in every part of their conduct. About the bdellium of the ancients the learned are not agreed; and I shall not trouble the reader with conjectures. See the note on Genesis 2:12. Concerning the manna, see the notes on Exodus 16 (note).
Numbers 11:11-15. The complaint and remonstrance of Moses in these verses serve at once to show the deeply distressed state of his mind, and the degradation of the minds of the people. We have already seen that the slavery they had so long endured had served to debase their minds, and to render them incapable of every high and dignified sentiment, and of every generous act.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 12. "They were as it Were, Complainers" (Num. xi. 1).
"They were as it were, complainers" (Num. xi. 1). There is a very remarkable phrase in the book of Numbers, in the account of the murmuring of the children of Israel in the wilderness. It reads like this: "When the people, as it were, murmured." Like most marginal readings it is better than the text, and a great world of suggestive truth lies back of that little sentence. In the distance we may see many a vivid picture rise before our imagination of people who do not dare to sin openly and unequivocally, …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Baptist's Testimony.
Blasphemous Accusations of the Jews.
Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?"
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!'
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?"
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