New International Version
So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease among them.
King James Bible
And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
Darby Bible Translation
Then he gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.
World English Bible
He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.
Young's Literal Translation
And He giveth to them their request, And sendeth leanness into their soul.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Sent leanness - They despised the manna, and called it light, that is, innutritive, bread. God gave flesh as they desired, but gave no blessing with it; and in consequence they did not fatten, but grew lean upon it. Their souls also suffered want.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
but sent. They despised the manna, calling it light or innutritive food. God gave them flesh as they desired, but no blessing accompanied it; and, in consequence, they did not fatten, but grew lean upon it; and many surfeited by excess, died of disease. Instead of razon, leanness, however, Bp. Lowth supposes we should read zeraon, nausea or loathing, which appears to be supported by several ancient versions, and by Nu.
11:20, where this portion of the history of the Israelites is recorded, and where the word zara is used, and rendered, it be loathsome.
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"The waves covered their enemies.... Then believed they His words." --PSALM cvi. 1-12. Their faith was born in a great emergency. A spectacular deliverance was needed to implant their trust in the Lord. They found no witness in the quiet daily providence; the unobtrusive miracle of daily mercy did not awake their song. They dwelt upon the "special" blessing, when all the time the really special blessing was to be found in the sleepless care which watched over them in their ordinary and commonplace …
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The Second Commandment
Now a wind went out from the LORD and drove quail in from the sea. It scattered them up to two cubits deep all around the camp, as far as a day's walk in any direction.
But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the LORD burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague.
They ate till they were gorged-- he had given them what they craved.
Therefore, the Lord, the LORD Almighty, will send a wasting disease upon his sturdy warriors; under his pomp a fire will be kindled like a blazing flame.
As I judged your ancestors in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will judge you, declares the Sovereign LORD.
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