Numbers Chapter 11

Numbers 11

1And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.

2And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched.

3And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.

4And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?

5We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:

6But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.

7And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.

8And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.

9And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.

10Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.

11And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?

12Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?

13Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.

14I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

15And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.

16And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.

17And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

18And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.

19Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;

20But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the LORD which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?

21And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.

22Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?

23And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD’S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.

24And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.

25And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

26But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.

27And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.

28And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.

29And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD’S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

30And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

31And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day’s journey on this side, and as it were a day’s journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.

32And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.

33And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.

34And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted.

35And the people journeyed from Kibrothhattaavah unto Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth.

15 thoughts on “Numbers Chapter 11

  1. 5We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: 6But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.

    I pray that we dont ever get tired of the blessings that God gives us. As we see here, this is what happened with the children of Israel. They got tired of the miracale that happened in their lives every day. In the wilderness with no food and God provides it. Then as we see from vs.31-33 there was quail that was provided. The Lord was so mad that he turned the quail in their mouths to death.

  2. In this chapter, you see the weakness of men. Manna no longer satisfied the people and they began to complain. Then Moses says to the Lord,these people are too much for me! He even tells he Lord to kill him so he won’t have to deal with the burden of the people. Then God says I will give the people meat for a month and what does Moses do but to show his unbelief. When you stay in the wilderness to long you begin to lose your faith. The children of Isreal were not supposed to be in the wilderness for forty years and manna was not meant to sustain them for forty years. Some of us having been wandering in circles eating manna for to long. It’s a new season and a new day, let a fresh anointing come your way! I pray, I work, I give, I reap!

  3. 25And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

    If the lord took from our spirit,how many would be blessed, and how much would we be left with

  4. 16And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.

    17And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

    The murmuring and grumbling of the never satisfied people caused a great burden upon Moses. His request for the Lord to lighten his load birthted the delegation of responsibility to 70 other leaders. Shepherding God’s people requires much from the leader. God has given us a pattern how to delegate some of that responsibility, and is calling leaders to rise to the occassion, so that the burden is not so great on His called Leader.

  5. v34 And he called the name of that place
    Kib-roth-hat-ta-a-bah: because there they buried the people that lusted

    Nobody is indispensable.
    HE must increase, but I must decrease Jn.3:30

  6. FRUSTRATING GOD

    1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
    2 And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched.

    Complaining angers GOD, I think the most displeasing event for the LORD to endure is the fact that “the FIRE of the LORD burnt among them”.

    Regardless of the situation we may be facing, how opposing, challenging or frustrating, we are challenged to believe in and on GOD.

    LORD help us to recognize your FIRE among us and believe; as long as your FIRE is among us we are BLESSED and FAVORED; lest by complaining we lose HIS FIRE.

    iPray
    iThankGOD

  7. “For life is more than food, and the body than clothing..Do not seek what you shall eat.. for all these things the nations seek..but seek for His Kingdom.” (Luke 12:23, 29-31) comp Ro 14:17, Php 3:19, Jhn 6:26-27

    Once a person has begun to slip away from the Lord (as the Isrealites have), they became entagled with “the worries of life” like this situation with eating and living better. And responisble Christians do provide for their familess, of course: Scripture demands it. (I Tim 5:8) But Jesus commanded us not to worry or be consumed about such things. The greatest lie of prosperity is its ability to make people believe they are walking with the Lord when in reality they have long since drifted away from them in their hearts.

    If a person continues to give into such covetousness, a creeping deception begins to permeate their heart. “The decietfulness of riches” applies not only to the wealthy, but also to anyone who adopts the mindset of kosmos. The more one has, the more one wants. The simple fact is the world and all its possesions cannot satisfy us entirely. Only Jesus can fulfil us. And Satan knows just how to tantalize people with the world’s charms so they always keep reaching for more. Its all a great deception.

    I give credit to the book Intoxicated with Babylon for my comparision, check out chapter 11 Living Like Kings and 13 The Great Deception. And ladies if you haven’t read this far out I’m sorry for spilling the beans.

  8. 23And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD’S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.

    His word cannot fail. When God speaks into our lives, we need to know, that His word cannot fail. What His word says is true, His word cannot fail.

  9. The thing they desired most is exactly what destroyed them… God had already provided for them. It wasn’t their physical hunger that angered God it was their craving for the world. They may have had fruit trays in Egypt but they were in slavery!

  10. This chapter illustrates fulfillment. “And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD’S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.” We all can rest assured if the Lord and/or his Word said it then it shall happen. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  11. i would rather be in the will of God and eat manna than a T-Bone with Satan. If we realy trust the Lord and his word we can find peace in the times of manna. He answered their prayer but because they lusted after the flesh he was angered. Lord help us to realizeour blessings and not lust after this world. You canot be where sin is present.

  12. Terrible things will happen when you anger GOD with complaining. Maybe we should all just close our mouthed when we fell like complaining just because we can open our mouthes.

  13. Complain, Complain, Complain is what the Israelites seemed to do all the time. Sometimes we too don’t see the blessings that we have all around us each and every day. Instead of complaining and flaring up God’s anger, we need to remember what we do have. Thank you Lord for your blessings upon my life.

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