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Numbers 11:31-35 English Standard Version (ESV)

Quail and a Plague

31 Then a wind from the Lord sprang up, 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, around the camp, and about two cubits[a] above the ground. 32 And the people rose all that day and all night and all the next day, and gathered the quail. Those who gathered least gathered ten homers.[b] And they spread them out for themselves all around the camp. 33 While the meat was yet between their teeth, before it was consumed, the anger of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord struck down the people with a very great plague. 34 Therefore the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah,[c] because there they buried the people who had the craving. 35 From Kibroth-hattaavah the people journeyed to Hazeroth, and they remained at Hazeroth.

Footnotes:

  1. Numbers 11:31 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
  2. Numbers 11:32 A homer was about 6 bushels or 220 liters
  3. Numbers 11:34 Kibroth-hattaavah means graves of craving
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Numbers 11:31-35 New International Version (NIV)

31 Now a wind went out from the Lord and drove quail in from the sea. It scattered them up to two cubits[a] deep all around the camp, as far as a day’s walk in any direction. 32 All that day and night and all the next day the people went out and gathered quail. No one gathered less than ten homers.[b] Then they spread them out all around the camp. 33 But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the Lord burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague. 34 Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah,[c] because there they buried the people who had craved other food.

35 From Kibroth Hattaavah the people traveled to Hazeroth and stayed there.

Footnotes:

  1. Numbers 11:31 That is, about 3 feet or about 90 centimeters
  2. Numbers 11:32 That is, possibly about 1 3/4 tons or about 1.6 metric tons
  3. Numbers 11:34 Kibroth Hattaavah means graves of craving.
New International Version (NIV)

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