by asking meat
They were seized with craving in the wilderness and tested God in the desert.
He gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease among them.
The entire Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by the LORD's hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by pots of meat and ate all the bread we wanted. Instead, you brought us into this wilderness to make this whole assembly die of hunger!"
Contemptible people among them had a strong craving [for other food]. The Israelites cried again and said, "Who will feed us meat?
Now these things became examples for us, so that we will not desire evil as they did.
You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask.
You ask and don't receive because you ask wrongly, so that you may spend it on your desires for pleasure.