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Numbers 11:7

    Numbers 11:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the manna was as coriander seed, and the color thereof as the color of bdellium.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now the manna was like a seed of grain, like small clear drops.

    Webster's Revision

    And the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium.

    World English Bible

    The manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like the appearance of bdellium.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 11:7

    The manna was as coriander seed - Probably this short description is added to show the iniquity of the people in murmuring, while they had so adequate a provision. But the baseness of their minds appears in every part of their conduct. About the bdellium of the ancients the learned are not agreed; and I shall not trouble the reader with conjectures. See the note on Genesis 2:12. Concerning the manna, see the notes on Exodus 16 (note).

    Numbers 11:11-15. The complaint and remonstrance of Moses in these verses serve at once to show the deeply distressed state of his mind, and the degradation of the minds of the people. We have already seen that the slavery they had so long endured had served to debase their minds, and to render them incapable of every high and dignified sentiment, and of every generous act.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.