Then I will come down and speak with you there. I will take some of the Spirit who is on you and put [the Spirit] on them. They will help you bear the burden of the people, so that you do not have to bear it by yourself.
"Tell the people: Purify yourselves [in readiness] for tomorrow, and you will eat meat because you cried before the LORD: 'Who will feed us meat? We really had it good in Egypt.' The LORD will give you meat and you will eat.
You will eat, not for one day, or two days, or five days, or 10 days, or 20 days,
but for a whole month-- until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes nauseating to you-- because you have rejected the LORD who is among you, and cried to Him: 'Why did we ever leave Egypt?'"
But Moses replied, "I'm in the middle of a people with 600,000 foot soldiers, yet You say, 'I will give them meat, and they will eat for a month.'
If 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?"
The LORD answered Moses, "Is the LORD's power limited? You will see whether or not what I have promised will happen to you."
Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD. He brought 70 men from the elders of the people and had them stand around the tent.
Then the LORD descended in the cloud and spoke to him. He took some of the Spirit that was on Moses and placed [the Spirit] on the 70 elders. As the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they never did it again.
Two men had remained in the camp, one named Eldad and the other Medad; the Spirit rested on them-- they were among those listed, but had not gone out to the tent-- and they prophesied in the camp.
A young man ran and reported to Moses, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp."
Joshua son of Nun, assistant to Moses since his youth, responded, "Moses, my lord, stop them!"
But Moses asked him, "Are you jealous on my account? If only all the LORD's people were prophets, and the LORD would place His Spirit on them."
Then Moses returned to the camp along with the elders of Israel.