The Quail and the Plague

31 (A)Now there went forth a wind from the Lord and it brought quail from the sea, and let them fall beside the camp, about a day’s journey on this side and a day’s journey on the other side, all around the camp and [a]about two [b]cubits deep on the surface of the ground. 32 The people [c]spent all day and all night and all the next day, and gathered the quail (he who gathered least gathered ten [d](B)homers) and they spread them out for themselves all around the camp. 33 (C)While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord struck the people with a very severe plague. 34 So the name of that place was called [e](D)Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had been greedy. 35 From Kibroth-hattaavah (E)the people set out for Hazeroth, and they [f]remained at Hazeroth.

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  1. Numbers 11:31 Or from about two cubits above
  2. Numbers 11:31 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  3. Numbers 11:32 Lit rose
  4. Numbers 11:32 I.e. One homer equals approx 11 bu
  5. Numbers 11:34 I.e. the graves of greediness
  6. Numbers 11:35 Lit were

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