complained. Hebrew were as complainers, Psalms 78:19. In this word another inverted nun (, n), to mark the fact of the People"s turning back in their hearts. See note on Numbers 10:35.
it displeased the LORD. Hebrew "was evil in the ears of Jehovah". Some codices, with Targum of Onkelos, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel Septuagint, and Syriac, read "eyes" instead of "ears".
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.
the fire. Those before the Law not punished, Exodus 14:11-15; Exodus 15:24-26; Exodus 16:2-4, Exodus 16:9, Exodus 16:20, Exodus 16:27, Exodus 16:28; Exodus 17:2-4. Punished after Law given. Exodus 32:27-35. Compare Romans 4:15.
he called: i.e. Moses called.
the place = that place.
Taberah. Hebrew "burning".
multitude = camp followers. See Exodus 12:38.
fell a lusting. Hebrew Figure of speech Polyptoton, App-6. = "lusted a lusting", emphatic for lusted exceedingly. Psalms 106:14; Psalms 78:18-20.
children = sons.
Who shall give? Figure of speech Erotesis (App-6).
the fish. Six items given of Egypt"s food: seven of Canaan"s, in Deuteronomy 8:8. See App-10.
freely = gratuitously.
and. Note Figure of speech Polysyndeton in this verse (App-6), to emphasize the six items. See Numbers 11:8.
our soul is. Hebrew. nephesh = we [are]. App-13.
manna. Compare John 6:31-33. 1 Corinthians 10:3.
colour. Hebrew "eye", put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for that which it distinguishes. Exodus 16:14, Exodus 16:31.
dew fell. Manna between the two dews, compare Exodus 16:13, Exodus 16:14.
man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.
door = entrance.
Moses also was displeased = it was evil in Moses" eyes, as in Numbers 11:1.
Wherefore, &c. Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.
bosom. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6.
as = even as.
Whence, &c. Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.
it is = the burden is. The Ellipsis to be supplied according to App-6.
my wretchedness. Should be "thy evil", evil being put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6. One of the eighteen emendations of the Sopherim. See App-33.
wretchedness. Hebrew. ra"a". See App-44, put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for punishment due, see above.
said. See note on Numbers 3:40.
to be = "that [they] be".
tabernacle = tent. Hebrew. ohel. App-40.
take of = withdraw.
spirit. Hebrew. ruach, spirit, put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for the gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Compare 1 Corinthians 12:4. See App-9.
sanctify = separate. See note on "holy". Exodus 3:5.
nor. Figure of speech Paradiastole, App-6, for emphasis.
whole month = a month of days.
them. Some codices have a reading called Sever (App-34), which reads "unto you".
Is . . . ? &c. Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.
hand. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), for power exercised by it.
People. Some codices, with The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel and Vulgate, read "Israel".
tabernacle. Hebrew. "ohel, tent. See App-40.
spake. See note on Numbers 1:1.
did not cease. So the Vulgate; but Hebrew =. "did not add" (so Septuagint and Syriac), i.e. did not add any more, or again, after that day. Compare Exodus 11:6. Deuteronomy 5:22. Job 38:11. 1 Samuel 19:24.
men. Hebrew, plural of "ish or "enosh. App-14.
them = the seventy.
written = enrolled. See note on Exodus 17:14.
went not out. Compare 1 Samuel 10:22.
in the camp. Compare Psalms 139:7.
a. Hebrew the, viz. the young man, to be described later.
Enviest thou . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6. Art thou jealous for me?
would God. "God" should be in italics. Figure of speech Eonismos. App-6.
put His spirit. This is the definition of a true prophet. Compare Numbers 11:17, and Numbers 12:6.
wind. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.
fall. Compare Psalms 78:27, Psalms 78:28.
a day"s journey. See App-51.
cubits. See App-51.
high upon. Hebrew = "above"; i.e. "[flying] above", so that they could be easily caught. It does not say "deep".
homers. See Leviticus 27:16, and App-51.
flesh. Compare Psalms 78:27-31.
Kibroth-hattaavah. Hebrew graves of lust.
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