17  Yet for all this they sinned more against him ♦︎
   and defied the Most High in the wilderness.
18  They tested God in their hearts ♦︎
   and demanded food for their craving.
19  They spoke against God and said, ♦︎
   ‘Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
20  ‘He struck the rock indeed, so that the waters gushed out
      and the streams overflowed, ♦︎
   but can he give bread or provide meat for his people?’
21  When the Lord heard this, he was full of wrath; ♦︎
   a fire was kindled against Jacob
      and his anger went out against Israel,
22  For they had no faith in God ♦︎
   and put no trust in his saving help.
23  So he commanded the clouds above ♦︎
   and opened the doors of heaven.
24  He rained down upon them manna to eat ♦︎
   and gave them the grain of heaven.
25  So mortals ate the bread of angels; ♦︎
   he sent them food in plenty.
26  He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens ♦︎
   and led out the south wind by his might.
27  He rained flesh upon them as thick as dust ♦︎
   and winged fowl like the sand of the sea.
28  He let it fall in the midst of their camp ♦︎
   and round about their tents.
29  So they ate and were well filled, ♦︎
   for he gave them what they desired.
30  But they did not stop their craving; ♦︎
   their food was still in their mouths,
31  When the anger of God rose against them, ♦︎
   and slew their strongest men
      and felled the flower of Israel.