Exodus 16 ©

The children of Israel come into the wilderness of Sin, vs. 1, etc. They murmur for having no bread, 2. God promises and gives them bread from heaven, 4. And quails too, 8. Manna is not found on the Sabbath day, 25. The Israelites call it Manna; its form, 31. An omer of it is laid up for posterity, 32. How long they have eaten Manna, 35. What an omer is, 36.


AND they took their journey 1from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of 2Sin, which is between Elim and 3Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.


And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:


Anda the children of Israel said unto them, 4Wouldb to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.


¶Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, 5I will rainc6bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain 7rate every day, that I may proved them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.


And it shall come to pass, that 8on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be 9twice as much as they gather 10daily.


And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, 11At even, then ye shall know that the 12LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:


And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?


And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not 13against us, but against the LORD.


¶And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, 14Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.


And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and,e behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.


¶And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,


I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, 15At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled withf bread; and 16ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.


And it came to pass, that 17at even the 18quailsg came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew 19lay round about the host.


Andh when the dew that lay 20was gone up, behold, upon the face of the 21wilderness there lay a 22small round thing, as small as the hoari frost on the ground.


And when the children of Israel saw it, they said 23one to another, 24It is manna:j for they wistk not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.


¶This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it 25every man according to 26his eating, an omerl27for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye 28every man for them which are in his tents.


And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, 29some more, some less.


30And when they did mete it with an 31omer, hem that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man 32according to his eating.


And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.


Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; 33but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.


And they gathered it 34every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, 35it melted.


¶And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came 36and told Moses.


And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: 37bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and 38that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.


And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and 39it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.


And Moses said, Eat that 40to day; for 41to day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field.


Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.


¶And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for 42to gather, and they found none.


43And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse 44ye to keep my commandments and my laws?


See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man 45in his place, 46let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.


So the people rested on the seventh day.


Andn the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was 47like coriandero seed, white; and 48the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.


¶And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer of it 49to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.


And Moses said unto Aaron, Takep50a pot, and put 51an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the 52LORD, to be kept for your generations.


As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up 53before the Testimony, to be kept.


And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, untilq they came 54to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.


Now an omer is the tenth part of 55an ephah.r