Numbers 11:14
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New International Version
I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me.

New Living Translation
I can't carry all these people by myself! The load is far too heavy!

English Standard Version
I am not able to carry all this people alone; the burden is too heavy for me.

New American Standard Bible
"I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me.

King James Bible
I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I can't carry all these people by myself. They are too much for me.

International Standard Version
I cannot carry this whole nation! The burden is too heavy for me!

NET Bible
I am not able to bear this entire people alone, because it is too heavy for me!

New Heart English Bible
I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I can't take care of all these people by myself. This is too much work for me!

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am not able to bear all this people myself alone, because it is too heavy for me.

New American Standard 1977
“I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am not able to bear all these people alone because it is too heavy for me.

King James 2000 Bible
I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

American King James Version
I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

American Standard Version
I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am not able alone to bear all this people, because it is too heavy for me.

Darby Bible Translation
I am not able to bear all this people alone, for it is too heavy for me.

English Revised Version
I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

World English Bible
I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

Young's Literal Translation
I am not able -- I alone -- to bear all this people, for it is too heavy for me;
Study Bible
The Complaint of Moses
13"Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep before me, saying, 'Give us meat that we may eat!' 14"I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me. 15"So if You are going to deal thus with me, please kill me at once, if I have found favor in Your sight, and do not let me see my wretchedness."…
Cross References
Exodus 18:18
"You will surely wear out, both yourself and these people who are with you, for the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.

Deuteronomy 1:9
"I spoke to you at that time, saying, 'I am not able to bear the burden of you alone.

Deuteronomy 1:12
'How can I alone bear the load and burden of you and your strife?
Treasury of Scripture

I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

Exodus 18:18 You will surely wear away, both you, and this people that is with …

Deuteronomy 1:9-12 And I spoke to you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you …

Psalm 89:19 Then you spoke in vision to your holy one, and said, I have laid …

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government …

Zechariah 6:13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the …

2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one we are the smell of death to death; and to the other the …

(14) To bear all this people alone.--In accordance with the advice of Jethro, able men had been chosen out of all Israel who heard and determined the small matters which arose among them (Exodus 18:25-26), but they were of no avail on occasions such as the present.

My wretchedness.--Or, my evil. This is one of the eighteen places in which the scribes are said to have altered the text, and to have substituted my for Thy.

Verse 14. - 1 am not able to bear all this people alone. This complaint, while reasonable in itself, shows how unreasonable the rest of his words were. However many he might have had to share his responsibilities, be could not have provided flesh for the people, nor enabled them to live one day in the wilderness; this had never been laid upon him. I am not able to bear all this people alone,.... The burden of government of them, to take care of them and provide sustenance for them; but he was not alone, for, not to take notice of the rulers and officers in the several divisions of the people that assisted and eased him in lighter matters, advised to by Jethro, Exodus 18:21, the Lord himself was with him in all matters of moment and difficulty; to whom he could apply at any time for advice, and who had promised to supply and did supply the people with suitable and proper provisions every day:

because it is too heavy for me; to answer the requests, redress the grievances, and supply the necessities of this people. 11:10-15 The provocation was very great; yet Moses expressed himself otherwise than became him. He undervalued the honour God had put upon him. He magnified his own performances, while he had the Divine wisdom to direct him, and Almighty power to dispense rewards and punishments. He speaks distrustfully of the Divine grace. Had the work been much less he could not have gone through it in his own strength; but had it been much greater, through God strengthening him, he might have done it. Let us pray, Lord, lead us not into temptation.
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