Numbers 9:15-16 15 On the day the Tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered it. But from evening until morning the cloud over the Tabernacle looked like a pillar of fire. 16 This was the regular pattern—at night the cloud that covered the Tabernacle had the appearance of fire.
Numbers 9:17-19 17 Whenever the cloud lifted from over the sacred tent, the people of Israel would break camp and follow it. And wherever the cloud settled, the people of Israel would set up camp. 18 In this way, they traveled and camped at YaHWeH’s command wherever He told them to go. Then they remained in their camp as long as the cloud stayed over the Tabernacle. 19 If the cloud remained over the Tabernacle for a long time, the Israelites stayed and performed their duty to YaHWeH.
Numbers 9:20-21 20 Sometimes the cloud would stay over the Tabernacle for only a few days, so the people would stay for only a few days, as YaHWeH commanded. Then at YaHWeH’s command they would break camp and move on. 21 Sometimes the cloud stayed only overnight and lifted the next morning. But day or night, when the cloud lifted, the people broke camp and moved on.
Numbers 9:22-23 22 Whether the cloud stayed above the Tabernacle for two days, a month, or a year, the people of Israel stayed in camp and did not move on. But as soon as it lifted, they broke camp and moved on. 23 So they camped or traveled at YaHWeH’s command, and they did whatever YaHWeH told them through Moses.
Numbers 33:1-11 1 This is the route the Israelites followed as they marched out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. 2 At YaHWeH’s direction, Moses kept a written record of their progress. These are the stages of their march, identified by the different places where they stopped along the way. 3 They set out from the city of Rameses in early spring—on the fifteenth day of the first month—on the morning after the first Passover celebration.
The people of Israel left defiantly, in full view of all the Egyptians. 4 Meanwhile, the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn sons, whom YaHWeH had killed the night before. YaHWeH had defeated the gods of Egypt that night with great acts of judgment!
Numbers 10:11-12 11 In the second year after Israel’s departure from Egypt—on the twentieth day of the second month—the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle of the Covenant. 12 So the Israelites set out from the wilderness of Sinai and traveled on from place to place until the cloud stopped in the wilderness of Paran.
Numbers 10:13-21 13 When the people set out for the first time, following the instructions YaHWeH had given through Moses, 14 Judah’s troops led the way… 17 Then the Tabernacle was taken down, and the Gershonite and Merarite divisions of the Levites were next in the line of march, carrying the Tabernacle with them. 18 Reuben’s troops went next, marching behind their banner… 21 Next came the Kohathite division of the Levites, carrying the sacred objects from the Tabernacle.
Numbers 10:29-32 “No, I will not go. I must return to my own land and family.” Come, be our guide. 29 One day Moses said to his brother-in-law, Hobab…Come with us and we will treat you well, for YaHWeH has promised wonderful blessings for Israel!” 30 But Hobab replied, “No, I will not go. I must return to my own land and family.” 31 “Please don’t leave us,” Moses pleaded. “You know the places in the wilderness where we should camp. Come, be our guide. 32 If you do, we’ll share with you all the blessings YaHWeH gives us.”
Judges 1:16 (NLT) 16 When the tribe of Judah left Jericho—the city of palms—the Kenites, who were descendants of Moses’ father-in-law, traveled with them into the wilderness of Judah. They settled among the people there, near the town of Arad in the Negev.
Numbers 10:33-36 “Arise, O L ORD, and let your enemies be scattered! Let them flee before you!” “Return, O L ORD, to the countless thousands of Israel!” 33 They marched for three days after leaving the mountain of YaHWeH, with the Ark of YaHWeH’s Covenant moving ahead of them to show them where to stop and rest. 34 As they moved on each day, the cloud of YaHWeH hovered over them. 35 And whenever the Ark set out, Moses would shout, “Arise, O L ORD, and let your enemies be scattered! Let them flee before you!” 36 And when the Ark was set down, he would say, “Return, O L ORD, to the countless thousands of Israel!”
Numbers 11:1 1 Soon the people began to complain about their hardship, and YaHWeH heard everything they said. Lit.: “And the people became like murmurers over misfortune, in the ears of YaHWeH.” Charles Pfeiffer
Numbers 11:1-3 in the outskirts of the camp. (which means “the place of burning”) Then YaHWeH’s anger blazed against them, and He sent a fire to rage among them, and He destroyed some of the people in the outskirts of the camp. 2 Then the people screamed to Moses for help, and when he prayed to YaHWeH, the fire stopped. 3 After that, the area was known as Taberah (which means “the place of burning”), because fire from YaHWeH had burned among them there.
1 Corinthians 10:1-12 1 For I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea; 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3 and all ate the same spiritual food; 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless, with most of them God was not well-pleased; for they were laid low in the wilderness.
Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. 11 Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. 6 Now these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved… 10 Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. 11 Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. 12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.
Philippians 2:14–15 (NLT) 14 Do everything without complaining and arguing, 15 so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
Numbers 11:4-9 the foreign rabble 6 But now our appetites are gone. 4 Then the foreign rabble who were traveling with the Israelites began to crave the good things of Egypt. And the people of Israel also began to complain. “Oh, for some meat!” they exclaimed. 5 “We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted. 6 But now our appetites are gone. All we ever see is this manna!”
“Dissatisfaction comes when our attention shifts from what we have to what we don’t have. The people of Israel didn’t seem to notice what God was doing for them – setting them free, making them into a nation, leading them to the Promise land- because they were so wrapped up in what God wasn’t doing for them. They could think of nothing but the delicious Egyptian food that had left behind. Somehow they forgot that the brutal whip of Egyptian slavery was the cost of eating that food.
Before we judge them too harshly, it’s helpful to think of what occupies our attention most of the time. Are we grateful for what God has given us, or are we always thinking about what we would like to have? We should not allow our unfulfilled desire to cause us to forget God’s gifts to us; life, health, food, work, friends and family.” Life Application Bible
“So You Wanna Go Back To Egypt”) Eating leeks and onions by the Nile. Ooh what breath, but dining out in style. Ooh, my life's on the skids. Give me the pyramids…And in the morning it's manna hotcakes. We snack on manna all day. And they sure had a winner last night for dinner, flaming manna soufflé… And this Moses acts like a big-shot, who does he think he is. (Keith Green)
Numbers 11:10-11 10 Moses heard all the families standing in the doorways of their tents whining, and YaHWeH became extremely angry. Moses was also very aggravated. 11 And Moses said to YaHWeH, “Why are you treating me, your servant, so harshly? Have mercy on me! What did I do to deserve the burden of all these people? 12 Did I give birth to them? Did I bring them into the world?
Why did you tell me to carry them in my arms like a mother carries a nursing baby? How can I carry them to the land you swore to give their ancestors? 13 Where am I supposed to get meat for all these people? They keep whining to me, saying, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ 14 I can’t carry all these people by myself! The load is far too heavy! 15 If this is how you intend to treat me, just go ahead and kill me. Do me a favor and spare me this misery!”
Exodus 18:21–26 (NLT) 21 But select from all the people some capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes. Appoint them as leaders over groups of one thousand, one hundred, fifty, and ten. 22 They should always be available to solve the people’s common disputes, but have them bring the major cases to you. Let the leaders decide the smaller matters themselves. They will help you carry the load, making the task easier for you.
Numbers 11:16-17 16 Then YaHWeH said to Moses, “Gather before me seventy men who are recognized as elders and leaders of Israel. Bring them to the Tabernacle to stand there with you. 17 I will come down and talk to you there. I will take some of the Spirit that is upon you, and I will put the Spirit upon them also. They will bear the burden of the people along with you, so you will not have to carry it alone.
Numbers 11:18-20 You will eat it for a whole month until you gag and are sick of it. 18 “And say to the people, ‘Purify yourselves, for tomorrow you will have meat to eat. You were whining, and YaHWeH heard you when you cried, “Oh, for some meat! We were better off in Egypt!” Now YaHWeH will give you meat, and you will have to eat it. 19 And it won’t be for just a day or two, or for five or ten or even twenty. 20 You will eat it for a whole month until you gag and are sick of it.
Numbers 11:20-22 But Moses responded to YaHWeH, “There are 600,000 foot soldiers here with me, and yet you say, ‘I will give them meat for a whole month!’ For you have rejected YaHWeH, who is here among you, and you have whined to him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?” 21 But Moses responded to YaHWeH, “There are 600,000 foot soldiers here with me, and yet you say, ‘I will give them meat for a whole month!’ 22 Even if we butchered all our flocks and herds, would that satisfy them? Even if we caught all the fish in the sea, would that be enough?”
Matthew 14:16–17 (NLT) 17 “But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” 16 But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.” 17 “But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!”
Numbers 11:23 23 Then YaHWeH said to Moses, “Has My arm lost its power? Now you will see whether or not My word comes true!” It shall not return to Me without fruit, But it shall accomplish what I please Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV) 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me without fruit, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Numbers 11:24-25 And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. 24 So Moses went out and reported YaHWeH’s words to the people. He gathered the seventy elders and stationed them around the Tabernacle. 25 And YaHWeH came down in the cloud and spoke to Moses. Then he gave the seventy elders the same Spirit that was upon Moses. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But this never happened again.
Numbers 11:26-27 Yet the Spirit rested upon them as well, so they prophesied there in the camp. 26 Two men, Eldad and Medad, had stayed behind in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but they had not gone out to the Tabernacle. Yet the Spirit rested upon them as well, so they prophesied there in the camp. 27 A young man ran and reported to Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp!”
Numbers 11:28-30 ? I wish that all YaHWeH’s people were prophets and that YaHWeH would put his Spirit upon them all!” 28 Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses’ assistant since his youth, protested, “Moses, my master, make them stop!” 29 But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all YaHWeH’s people were prophets and that YaHWeH would put his Spirit upon them all!” 30 Then Moses returned to the camp with the elders of Israel.
Acts 2:1–4 (NKJV) 1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Joel 2:28–29 (NASB95) pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy 28 “It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. 29 “Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. 1 Corinthians 12:7 (ESV) “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”
Numbers 11:31-32 31 Now YaHWeH sent a wind that brought quail from the sea and let them fall all around the camp. For miles in every direction there were quail flying about three feet above the ground. 32 So the people went out and caught quail all that day and throughout the night and all the next day, too. No one gathered less than fifty bushels! They spread the quail all around the camp to dry.
Quail A 3-ounce serving of cooked quail without skin contains 110 calories, 19 grams of protein and 5 grams of fat, including 1 gram of saturated fat. If you consume a 2,000-calorie diet, this amounts to 35 percent of your protein for the day and 6 percent of the recommended fat and saturated fat.
Consuming a serving of quail provides you with 35 percent of the daily value for niacin, 25 percent of the DV for vitamin B- 6, 15 percent of the DV for riboflavin and thiamine and 10 percent of the DV for vitamin C. Quail is a good source of minerals, with a serving providing 25 percent of the DV for phosphorus, 20 percent of the DV for iron, 15 percent of the DV for zinc and 6 percent of the DV for magnesium.
Numbers 11:33 33 But while they were gorging themselves on the meat—while it was still in their mouths—the anger of YaHWeH blazed against the people, and He struck them with a severe plague. gorge themselves on meat gluttons become poor Proverbs 23:20–21 (NIV84) 20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, 21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
Protein Shock “a severe reaction produced by protein (as bacterial or animal proteins) and marked by chills, fever, bronchial spasm, acute emphysema, vomiting, and diarrhea.” Proverbs 13:25 (TLB) The good man eats to live, while the evil man lives to eat.
Numbers 11:34-35 34 So that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah (which means “graves of gluttony”) because there they buried the people who had craved meat from Egypt. 35 From Kibroth- hattaavah the Israelites traveled to Hazeroth, where they stayed for some time.
Psalm 106:13–15 (NKJV) 13 They soon forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel, 14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tested God in the desert. 15 And He gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul. (or “a wasting disease among them”.)
Psalm 78:17–31 (NLT) 17 Yet they kept on sinning against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert. 18 They stubbornly tested God in their hearts, demanding the foods they craved. 19 They even spoke against God himself, saying, “God can’t give us food in the wilderness… 21 When YaHWeH heard them, He was furious. The fire of His wrath burned against Jacob. Yes, His anger rose against Israel, 22 for they did not believe God or trust Him to care for them… 27 He rained down meat as thick as dust— birds as plentiful as the sand on the seashore!
28 He caused the birds to fall within their camp and all around their tents. 29 The people ate their fill. He gave them what they craved. 30 But before they satisfied their craving, while the meat was yet in their mouths, 31 the anger of God rose against them, and He killed their strongest men. He struck down the finest of Israel’s young men.
Numbers 12:1-3 1 While they were at Hazeroth, Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because he had married a Cushite woman. “Has YaHWeH spoken only through Moses? 2 They said, “Has YaHWeH spoken only through Moses? Hasn’t he spoken through us, too?” But YaHWeH heard them.
James 3:14–16 (NLT) 14 But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. 15 For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. 16 For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.
Numbers 12:3 (Now Moses was very humble—more humble than any other person on earth.) 3 (Now Moses was very humble—more humble than any other person on earth.) “humble” ( ˓ anav, Heb.) in the sense of “bowed down with care,” or “miserable” 4 So immediately YaHWeH called to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam and said, “Go out to the Tabernacle, all three of you!” So the three of them went to the Tabernacle.
Numbers 12:5-6 “Aaron and Miriam!” H “Now listen to what I say: 5 Then YaHWeH descended in the pillar of cloud and stood at the entrance of the Tabernacle. “Aaron and Miriam!” He called, and they stepped forward. 6 And YaHWeH said to them, “Now listen to what I say: “If there were prophets among you, I, YaHWeH, would reveal myself in visions. I would speak to them in dreams.
Numbers 12:7-9 So why were you not afraid to criticize my servant Moses?”. 7 But not with my servant Moses. Of all my house, he is the one I trust. 8 I speak to him face to face, clearly, and not in riddles! He sees YaHWeH as He is. So why were you not afraid to criticize my servant Moses?” 9 YaHWeH was very angry with them, and He departed.
Hebrews 3:1–6 (NASB95) Moses also was in all His house 1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession; 2 He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house… 5 Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later; 6 but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
Numbers 12:10-12 there stood Miriam, her skin as white as snow from leprosy. 10 As the cloud moved from above the Tabernacle, there stood Miriam, her skin as white as snow from leprosy. When Aaron saw what had happened to her, 11 he cried out to Moses, “Oh, my master! Please don’t punish us for this sin we have so foolishly committed. 12 Don’t let her be like a stillborn baby, already decayed at birth.”
Numbers 12:13-15 15 So Miriam was kept outside the camp for seven days 13 So Moses cried out to YaHWeH, “O God, I beg you, please heal her!” 14 But YaHWeH said to Moses, “If her father had done nothing more than spit in her face, wouldn’t she be defiled for seven days? So keep her outside the camp for seven days, and after that she may be accepted back.” 15 So Miriam was kept outside the camp for seven days, and the people waited until she was brought back before they traveled again.
Numbers 12:16 16 Then they left Hazeroth and camped in the wilderness of Paran. Rithmah. Numbers 33:16–18 (NLT) 16 They left the wilderness of Sinai and camped at Kibroth- hattaavah. 17 They left Kibroth-hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth. 18 They left Hazeroth and camped at Rithmah.
Rithmah was a place in the wilderness of Paran, near Kadesh Barnea; probably so called from the great number of juniper trees, as the name signifies, growing in that district. Not mentioned elsewhere, some suppose it the same as Kadesh-Barnea. Smith, The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Israel’s overall spiritual character does not appear to have been altered by the revelation of God at Sinai. The account of Israel’s trip to Kadesh focuses on three incidents of complaining: at Taberah, at Kibroth Hattaavah, and at Hazeroth. Israel’s stay at Sinai was also preceded by three incidents of complaining: at Marah, in the Wilderness of Sin, and at Rephidim. Israel’s overall spiritual character does not appear to have been altered by the revelation of God at Sinai. Dr. Criswell
Ezekiel 36:25–27 (NKJ) 25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.