Numbers 11:7

“And the Manna was as Coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of Bdelium:”

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Other Translations

And the manna [was] as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.
- King James Version

Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the manna was like a seed of grain, like small clear drops.
- Basic English Bible

And the manna was as coriander seed, and its appearance as the appearance of bdellium.
- Darby Bible

And the manna was as coriander-seed, and the color of it as the color of bdellium.
- Webster's Bible

The manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like the appearance of bdellium.
- World English Bible

And the manna is as coriander seed, and its aspect as the aspect of bdolach;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 11:7


11:7 As coriander - seed - Not for colour, for that is black, but for shape and figure. Bdellium - Is either the gum of a tree, of a white and bright colour, or rather a gem or precious stone, as the Hebrew doctors take it; and particularly a pearl wherewith the Manna manifestly agrees both in its colour, which is white, #Exo 16:14|, and in its figure which is round.


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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