The Bible in Its Traditions

Numbers 11:31–34

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31  And there went forth a wind from YHWH, and brought across quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, about a day's journey on this side, and a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and about two cubits above the face of the earth.

31  Then a wind, going out from the Lord and moving forcefully across the sea, brought quails and cast them into the camp, across a distance of one day’s journey, in every part of the camp all around, and they flew in the air two cubits high above the ground.

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

32  Therefore, the people, rising up, gathered quails all that day and night, and the next day; he who did least well gathered ten homers. And they dried them throughout the camp.

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33  While the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the anger of YHWH was kindled against the people, and the YHWH smote the people with a very great plague.

33  The flesh was still between their teeth, neither had this kind of food ceased, and behold, the fury of the Lord was provoked against the people, and he struck them with an exceedingly great scourge.

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34  And the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people that lusted.

34  And that place was called, ‘The Graves of Lust.’ For there, they buried the people who had desired. Then, departing from the Graves of Lust, they arrived in Hazeroth, and they stayed there.

34  And he called the name of that place Kabrey di Rigta (the graves of craving); because it was there that they buried the people who craved meat.