Exodus 16 ©
The Israelites come to Sin, and murmur for want of bread. God promiseth them bread and flesh from heaven. Quails and manna are sent. The ordering of the manna. A double provision of it is made on the sixth day. None to be found on the sabbath. An omer of it is preserved.
And the children of Israel said unto them, c*Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the dflesh 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 ehunger.
¶Then said the LORD unto Moses, fBehold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather 1a certain rate every day, that I may g*prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
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 magainst us, but against the LORD.
¶And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
rI have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, sAt even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and tye shall know that I am the Lord your God.
¶This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man yaccording to his eating, zan omer 3for every man, according to the number of your 4persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the frest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: gbake that which ye will bake to day, and *seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
And they hlaid it up till the morning, as Moses *bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
So the people nrested on the seventh day.
¶And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD qcommandeth, Fill an omer of it to 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.