The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
Compare (Exo 12:38).
(See Scofield) - (Exo 12:38).
Unconverted church members, unable to desire or understand Christ as the Bread of God (Exo 16:35).
(See Scofield) - (Exo 16:35)
will clamour for things pleasing to the flesh in the work and way of the church: sumptuous buildings, ornate ritual, an easy doctrine. Alas! they lead away the unspiritual believers also.
(See Scofield) - (Exo 16:35).
spirit that was upon him
There was no more power than before -- only more machinery. Moses had murmured (Num 5:11) because of the burden that God had laid upon him. God, in distributing the burden, shows that Moses' power had, all along, been in proportion to his burden.
two cubits high upon the face of all the earth
The correct rendering is, "about two cubits above the face of the earth," that is, within reach of the people that they might slay them for food. The statement is not that the quails were piled up from the face of the earth two cubits deep. The level of their flight was two cubits above the earth.
That is, graves of lust. (Num 33:17).