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Numbers 11

The burning at Taberah quenched by Moses' prayer.

Numbers 11:1 Yn the meene tyme the grutchyng of the puple, as of men sorewynge for trauel, roos ayens the Lord. And whanne Moises hadde herd this thing, he was wrooth; and the fier of the Lord was kyndelid on hem, and deuouride the laste part of the tentis. Numbers 11:2 And whanne the puple hadde cried to Moises, Moises preiede the Lord, and the fier was quenchid. Numbers 11:3 And he clepid the name of that place Brennyng, for the fier of the Lord was kyndlid ayens hem.

The people lust for flesh, and loathe manna.

Numbers 11:4 And the comyn puple of malis and femalis, that hadde stied with hem, brent with desire of fleischis, and sat, and wepte with the sones of Israel ioyned togidere to hem, and seide, Who schal yyue to vs fleischis to ete? Numbers 11:5 We thenken on the fischis whiche we eten in Egipt freli; gourdis, and melouns, and lekis, and oyniouns, and garlekis comen in to mynde to vs; Numbers 11:6 oure soule is drie; oure iyen byholden noon other thing no but manna. Numbers 11:7 Forsothe manna was as the seed of coriaundre, of the colour of bdellyum, which is whijt and briyt as cristal. Numbers 11:8 And the puple yede aboute, and gaderide it, and brak with a queerne stoon, ether pownede in a morter, and sethide in a pot; and made therof litle cakis of the sauour, as of breed maad with oile. Numbers 11:9 And whanne dew cam doun in the niyt on the tentis, also manna cam doun togidere.

Moses complaineth of his charge.

Numbers 11:10 Therfor Moises herde the puple wepynge bi meynees, and alle bi hem silf bi the doris of her tentis; and the woodnesse of the Lord was wrooth greetli, but also the thing was seyn vnsuffrable to Moises. Numbers 11:11 And he seide to the Lord, Whi hast thou turmentid thi seruaunt? whi fynde Y not grace bifor thee? and whi hast thou put on me the burthun of al this puple? Numbers 11:12 whethir Y conseyuede al this multitude, ethir gendride it, that thou seie to me, Bere thou hem in thi bosum as a nurise is wont to bere a litil yong child, and bere thou in to the lond for which thou hast swore to the fadris of hem. Numbers 11:13 wherof ben fleischis to me, that Y yyue to so greet multitude? Thei wepen bifore me, and seyn, Yyue thou fleischis to vs that we ete; Numbers 11:14 I mai not aloone suffre al this puple, for it is greuouse to me. Numbers 11:15 If in other maner it semeth to thee, Y biseche that thou sle me, and that Y fynde grace in thin iyen, that Y be not punyschid bi so grete yuelis.

God divideth his burden into seventy elders.

Numbers 11:16 And the Lord seide to Moises, Gadere thou to me seuenti men of the eldre men of Israel, whiche thou knowist, that thei ben the elde men and maistris of the puple; and thou schalt lede hem to the dore of the tabernacle of boond of pees, and thou schalt make to stonde there with thee, Numbers 11:17 that Y come doun, and speke to thee; and Y schal take awey of thi spirit, and Y schal yyue to hem, that thei susteyne with thee the birthun of the puple, and not thou aloone be greuyd. Numbers 11:18 And thou schalt seie to the puple, Be ye halewid; to morew ye schulen ete fleischis; for Y herde you seie, Who schal yyue to vs the metis of fleischis? it was wel to vs in Egipt; that the Lord yyue fleischis to you, Numbers 11:19 and that ye ete not o dai, ethir tweyne, ethir fyue, ethir ten, sotheli nether twenti, Numbers 11:20 but til to a monethe of daies, til it go out bi youre nosethirlis, and turne in to wlatyng; for ye han put awei the Lord, which is in the myddis of you, and ye wepten bifor hym, and seiden, Whi yeden we out of Egipt? Numbers 11:21 And Moises seide to the Lord, Sixe hundrid thousynde of foot men ben of this puple, and thou seist, Y schal yyue to hem mete of fleischis an hool monethe. Numbers 11:22 Whether the multitude of scheep and of oxun schal be slayn, that it may suffice to mete, ethir alle the fischis of the see schulen be gaderid to gidere, that tho fille hem? Numbers 11:23 To whom the Lord answeride, Whether the hond of the Lord is vnmyyti? riyt now thou schalt se, wher my word schal be fillid in werk.

Numbers 11:24 Therfor Moises cam, and telde to the puple the wordis of the Lord; and he gaderide seuenti men of the eldere of Israel, whiche he made stonde aboute the tabernacle. Numbers 11:25 And the Lord cam doun bi a cloude, and spak to Moises, and took a weye of the spirit that was in Moises, and yaf to the seuenti men; and whanne the spirit hadde restid in hem, thei profesieden, and ceessiden not aftirward. Numbers 11:26 Forsothe twei men dwelliden stille in the tentis, of whiche men oon was clepid Heldad, and the tothir Medad, on whiche the spirit restide; for also thei weren descryued, and thei yeden not out to the tabernacle. Numbers 11:27 And whanne thei profesieden in the tentis, a child ran, and teld to Moises, and seide, Heldad and Medad profecien in the tentis. Numbers 11:28 Anoon Josue, the sone of Nun, the mynystre of Moises, and chosun of manye, seide, My lord Moises, forbede thou hem. Numbers 11:29 And he seide, What hast thou enuye for me? who yyueth that al the puple profesie, and that God yyue his spirit to hem? Numbers 11:30 And Moises turnede ayen, and the eldre men in birthe of Israel in to the tentis.

Quails are given in wrath at Kibroth-hattaavah.

Numbers 11:31 Forsothe a wynde yede forth fro the Lord, and took curlewis, and bar ouer the see, and lefte in to the tentis, in the iurney, as myche as mai be parformed in o day, bi ech part of the tentis bi cumpas; and tho flowen in the eir bi twei cubitis in hiynesse ouer the erthe. Numbers 11:32 Therfor the puple roos in al that dai and nyyt and in to the tothir dai, and gaderide the multitude of curlewis; he that gaderide litil, gaderide ten mesuris clepid chorus; and o chorus conteyneth ten buschels; and thei drieden tho curlewis bi the cumpas of the tentis. Numbers 11:33 Yit fleischis weren in the teeth of hem, and siche mete failide not; and lo! the woodnesse of the Lord was reisid ayens the puple, and smoot it with a ful greet veniaunce. Numbers 11:34 And thilke place was clepid The sepulcris of coueitise, for there thei birieden the puple that desiride fleischis. Numbers 11:35 Sotheli thei yeden out of the sepulcris of coueitise, and camen in to Asseroth, and dwelliden there.

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