11 He asked the Lord, “Why have you brought this trouble(A) on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me?(B) 12 Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant,(C) to the land you promised on oath(D) to their ancestors?(E) 13 Where can I get meat for all these people?(F) They keep wailing to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ 14 I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me.(G) 15 If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me(H)—if I have found favor in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin.”

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