And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.
And Moses said,.... By way of objection to what God had promised, distrusting his power to perform:
The people amongst whom I am; among whom he dwelt, of whom he was a part, and over whom he was a ruler:
are six hundred thousand footmen; that were able to travel on foot, and were fit for war: this was the number of them when they came out of Egypt, Exodus 12:37; they amounted in their last numbering to 3,550 more, which lesser number is here omitted, as Aben Ezra and Jarchi observe, and only the round number given: some say that all above the six hundred thousand were destroyed by the fire at Taberah, Numbers 11:1;
and thou hast said, one will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month; this Moses could not tell how to credit.