Moses continued, "The LORD will give you meat to eat this evening and abundant bread in the morning, for He has heard the complaints that you are raising against Him. Who are we? Your complaints are not against us but against the LORD."
Then Moses told Aaron, "Say to the entire Israelite community, 'Come before the LORD, for He has heard your complaints.'"
As Aaron was speaking to the entire Israelite community, they turned toward the wilderness, and there, in a cloud, the LORD's glory appeared.
The people spoke against God and Moses: "Why have you led us up from Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread or water, and we detest this wretched food!"
They spoke against the God of Jerusalem like they had spoken against the gods of the peoples of the land, which were made by human hands.
For he adds rebellion to his sin; he [scornfully] claps in our presence, while multiplying his words against God.
But who are you-- anyone who talks back to God? Will what is formed say to the one who formed it, "Why did you make me like this?"
He began to speak blasphemies against God: to blaspheme His name and His dwelling-- those who dwell in heaven.
Contemptible people among them had a strong craving [for other food]. The Israelites cried again and said, "Who will feed us meat?
Where can I get meat to give all these people? For they are crying to me: 'Give us meat to eat!'