Numbers 11:13
New International Version
Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’

New Living Translation
Where am I supposed to get meat for all these people? They keep whining to me, saying, ‘Give us meat to eat!’

English Standard Version
Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep before me and say, ‘Give us meat, that we may eat.’

Berean Study Bible
Where can I get meat for all these people? For they keep crying out to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’

King James Bible
Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.

New King James Version
Where am I to get meat to give to all these people? For they weep all over me, saying, ‘Give us meat, that we may eat.’

New American Standard Bible
Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep before me, saying, ‘Give us meat so that we may eat!’

NASB 1995
“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!’

NASB 1977
“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!’

Amplified Bible
Where am I to get meat to give to all these people? For they weep before me and say, ‘Give us meat, so that we may eat.’

Christian Standard Bible
Where can I get meat to give all these people? For they are weeping to me, ‘Give us meat to eat! ’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Where can I get meat to give all these people? For they are crying to me: ‘Give us meat to eat!’

American Standard Version
Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From where do I have meat that I shall give to all this people that weep upon me and they say, ‘Give us flesh to eat?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Whence have I flesh to give to all this people? for they weep to me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.

Contemporary English Version
They keep whining for meat, but where can I get meat for them?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whence should I have flesh to give to so great a multitude? they weep against me, saying: Give us flesh that we may eat.

English Revised Version
Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.

Good News Translation
Where could I get enough meat for all these people? They keep whining and asking for meat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep crying for me to give them meat to eat.

International Standard Version
Where am I going to get meat to give this people? After all, they're crying in front of me, 'Give us meat to eat!'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they trouble me with their weeping, saying: Give us flesh, that we may eat.

Literal Standard Version
From where do I have flesh to give to all this people? For they weep to me, saying, Give flesh to us, and we eat.

NET Bible
From where shall I get meat to give to this entire people, for they cry to me, 'Give us meat, that we may eat!'

New Heart English Bible
Where could I get meat to give to all this people? For they weep to me, saying, 'Give us meat, that we may eat.'

World English Bible
Where could I get meat to give to all this people? For they weep to me, saying, 'Give us meat, that we may eat.'

Young's Literal Translation
Whence have I flesh to give to all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give to us flesh, and we eat.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Complaint of Moses
12Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth, so that You should tell me, ‘Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries an infant,’ to the land that You swore to give their fathers? 13Where can I get meat for all these people? For they keep crying out to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ 14I cannot carry all these people by myself; it is too burdensome for me.…

Cross References
John 6:5
When Jesus looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where can we buy bread for these people to eat?"

Numbers 11:21
But Moses replied, "Here I am among 600,000 men on foot, yet You say, 'I will give them meat, and they will eat for a month.'

Numbers 11:22
If all our flocks and herds were slaughtered for them, would they have enough? Or if all the fish in the sea were caught for them, would they have enough?"


Treasury of Scripture

From where should I have flesh to give to all this people? for they weep to me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.

Matthew 15:33
And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

Mark 8:4
And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

Mark 9:23
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.









(13) Whence should I have flesh . . .?--Moses does not justify the murmuring of the people, and was doubtless conscious of their sinfulness. At the same time, he displays a spirit of discontent, and almost of despair, at God's dealings with himself; and he appears to treat the demand of the Israelites. for flesh as one which was not altogether unreasonable.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Where
מֵאַ֤יִן (mê·’a·yin)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 370: Whence?

can I get meat
בָּשָׂ֔ר (bā·śār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

for
לָתֵ֖ת (lā·ṯêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

all
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

these
הַזֶּ֑ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

people?
הָעָ֣ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they keep crying out
יִבְכּ֤וּ (yiḇ·kū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1058: To weep, to bemoan

to me,
עָלַי֙ (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

‘Give
תְּנָה־ (tə·nāh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

us meat
בָשָׂ֖ר (ḇā·śār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

to eat!’
וְנֹאכֵֽלָה׃ (wə·nō·ḵê·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's 398: To eat


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