Psalm 78:27
New International Version
He rained meat down on them like dust, birds like sand on the seashore.

New Living Translation
He rained down meat as thick as dust— birds as plentiful as the sand on the seashore!

English Standard Version
he rained meat on them like dust, winged birds like the sand of the seas;

Berean Study Bible
He rained meat on them like dust, and winged birds like the sand of the sea.

New American Standard Bible
When He rained meat upon them like the dust, Even winged fowl like the sand of the seas,

New King James Version
He also rained meat on them like the dust, Feathered fowl like the sand of the seas;

King James Bible
He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:

Christian Standard Bible
He rained meat on them like dust, and winged birds like the sand of the seas.

Contemporary English Version
and it brought birds that covered the ground, like sand on the beach.

Good News Translation
and to his people he sent down birds, as many as the grains of sand on the shore;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He rained meat on them like dust, and winged birds like the sand of the seas.

International Standard Version
He caused meat to rain on them like dust and winged birds as the sand of the sea.

NET Bible
He rained down meat on them like dust, birds as numerous as the sand on the seashores.

New Heart English Bible
He rained also flesh on them as the dust; winged birds as the sand of the seas.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He sent flesh down for them like dust, and birds of the wing like the sand of the sea

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He rained meat down on them like dust, birds like the sand on the seashore.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He caused flesh also to rain upon them as the dust, And winged fowl as the sand of the seas;

New American Standard 1977
When He rained meat upon them like the dust, Even winged fowl like the sand of the seas,

Jubilee Bible 2000
He rained flesh also upon them as dust and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:

King James 2000 Bible
He rained meat also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls as the sand of the sea:

American King James Version
He rained flesh also on them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:

American Standard Version
He rained flesh also upon them as the dust, And winged birds as the sand of the seas:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he rained upon them flesh like dust, and feathered birds like the sand of the seas.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he rained upon them flesh as dust: and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea.

Darby Bible Translation
And he rained flesh upon them as dust, and feathered fowl as the sand of the seas,

English Revised Version
He rained flesh also upon them as the dust, and winged fowl as the sand of the seas:

Webster's Bible Translation
He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:

World English Bible
He rained also flesh on them as the dust; winged birds as the sand of the seas.

Young's Literal Translation
And He raineth on them flesh as dust, And as sand of the seas -- winged fowl,
Study Bible
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
26He stirred the east wind from the heavens and drove the south wind by His might. 27He rained meat on them like dust, and winged birds like the sand of the sea. 28He felled them in the midst of their camp, all around their dwellings.…
Cross References
Exodus 16:13
That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.

Psalm 78:28
He felled them in the midst of their camp, all around their dwellings.

Psalm 105:40
They asked, and He brought quail and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

Treasury of Scripture

He rained flesh also on them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:

he rained

Exodus 16:12,13
I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God…

Numbers 11:18,19,32
And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat…

feathered fowls.







Lexicon
He rained
וַיַּמְטֵ֬ר (way·yam·ṭêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4305: To rain

meat
שְׁאֵ֑ר (šə·’êr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7607: Flesh, as living, for, food, food of any kind, kindred by blood

on them
עֲלֵיהֶ֣ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

like dust,
כֶּעָפָ֣ר (ke·‘ā·p̄ār)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

and winged
כָּנָֽף׃ (kā·nāp̄)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

birds
ע֣וֹף (‘ō·wp̄)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5775: Flying creatures

like the sand
וּֽכְח֥וֹל (ū·ḵə·ḥō·wl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2344: Sand

of the sea.
יַ֝מִּ֗ים (yam·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin
(27) No doubt there is poetical hyperbole here, but for the enormous numbers of quails that are now caught, see the article quoted above.

Verse 27. - He rained flesh also upon them. With the expression, "rained flesh," comp. Exodus 16:4, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven;" and see also Genesis 19:24 and Exodus 9:23. As dust; i.e. "as thick as dust" (Prayer book Version). The quails lay "as it were two cubits high" for the distance of a day's journey round about each encampment (see Numbers 11:31). And feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea. The commonest image of multiplicity (Genesis 22:17; Deuteronomy 33:19; Joshua 11:4; Judges 7:12, etc.). 78:9-39. Sin dispirits men, and takes away the heart. Forgetfulness of God's works is the cause of disobedience to his laws. This narrative relates a struggle between God's goodness and man's badness. The Lord hears all our murmurings and distrusts, and is much displeased. Those that will not believe the power of God's mercy, shall feel the fire of his indignation. Those cannot be said to trust in God's salvation as their happiness at last, who can not trust his providence in the way to it. To all that by faith and prayer, ask, seek, and knock, these doors of heaven shall at any time be opened; and our distrust of God is a great aggravation of our sins. He expressed his resentment of their provocation; not in denying what they sinfully lusted after, but in granting it to them. Lust is contented with nothing. Those that indulge their lust, will never be estranged from it. Those hearts are hard indeed, that will neither be melted by the mercies of the Lord, nor broken by his judgments. Those that sin still, must expect to be in trouble still. And the reason why we live with so little comfort, and to so little purpose, is, because we do not live by faith. Under these rebukes they professed repentance, but they were not sincere, for they were not constant. In Israel's history we have a picture of our own hearts and lives. God's patience, and warnings, and mercies, imbolden them to harden their hearts against his word. And the history of kingdoms is much the same. Judgments and mercies have been little attended to, until the measure of their sins has been full. And higher advantages have not kept churches from declining from the commandments of God. Even true believers recollect, that for many a year they abused the kindness of Providence. When they come to heaven, how will they admire the Lord's patience and mercy in bringing them to his kingdom!
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