Numbers 11:6

“But now our soule is dried away, there is nothing at all, besides this Manna, before our eyes.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

But now our soul [is] dried away: [there is] nothing at all, beside this manna, [before] our eyes.
- King James Version

but now our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all save this manna to look upon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But now our soul is wasted away; there is nothing at all: we have nothing but this manna before our eyes.
- Basic English Bible

and now our soul is dried up: there is nothing at all but the manna before our eyes.
- Darby Bible

But now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all, besides this manna, before our eyes.
- Webster's Bible

but now we have lost our appetite. There is nothing at all except this manna to look at."
- World English Bible

and now our soul [is] dry, there is not anything, save the manna, before our eyes.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all; we have nought save this manna to look to.'--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 11:6


11:6 Our soul - Either our life, as the soul signifies, #Gen 9:5|, or our body, which is often signified by the soul. Dried away - Is withered and pines away; which possibly might be true, through envy and discontent, and inordinate appetite.


Discussion for Numbers 11

  • Anne
    When God provides for us we should not murmur and be discontented. He knows our needs and we must learn to trust Him in all things.
  • BSP
    Verse 1~The constant complaining of the people showed a lack of faith on their part. They witnessed all that Jehovah God had done for them and for them to complain and show doubts was displeasing to God.
  • Ersatzangel
    Yes that comment does sound strange. When I read the surrounding verses it seems Moses was frustrated. God provided manna and the people complained that the food was better in Egypt - where they were slaves! Numbers 11:5. In Numbers 11:11-15 Moses vents his frustration. Numbers 11:17 God provides him help. Moses felt burdened like a nursing Mother for these people. He was crying to God for help.
  • Peggy Davis
    In Numbers 11:12- A nursing father beareth the sucking child? Fathers cannot nurse or bear a child!!! this verse sounds odd to me.
  • Philip
    God hates peoples nagging nor complaining,,, he want us to be thankful in all manners
  • Boog
    they never sowed of themselves again but sowed of the father and jesus christ and they are never ceasing true or false i believe true

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