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11 Now awhen the people complained, it displeased the Lord; bfor the Lord heard it, and His anger was aroused. So the cfire of the Lord burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp. 2 Then the people dcried out to Moses, and when Moses eprayed to the Lord, the fire was 1quenched. 3 So he called the name of the place 2Taberah, because the fire of the Lord had burned among them.
4 Now the fmixed multitude who were among them 3yielded to gintense craving; so the children of Israel also wept again and said: h“Who will give us meat to eat? 5 iWe remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; 6 but now jour whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes!”
7 Now kthe manna was like coriander seed, and its color like the color of bdellium. 8 The people went about and gathered it, ground it on millstones or beat it in the mortar, cooked it in pans, and made cakes of it; and lits taste was like the taste of pastry prepared with oil. 9 And mwhen the dew fell on the camp in the night, the manna fell on it.
10 Then Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, everyone at the door of his tent; and nthe anger of the Lord was greatly aroused; Moses also was displeased. 11 oSo Moses said to the Lord, “Why have You afflicted Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, that You have laid the 4burden of all these people on me? 12 Did I conceive all these people? Did I beget them, that You should say to me, p‘Carry them in your bosom, as a qguardian carries a nursing child,’ to the land which You rswore 5to their fathers? 13 sWhere am I to get meat to give to all these people? For they weep all over me, saying, ‘Give us meat, that we may eat.’ 14 tI am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me. 15 If You treat me like this, please kill me here and now—if I have found favor in Your sight—and udo not let me see my wretchedness!”
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