Exodus 16

1The Israelites come to Sin, and murmur for want of bread. 4God promiseth them bread and flesh from heaven. 13Quails and manna are sent. 16The ordering of the manna. 22A double provision of it is made on the sixth day. 27None to be found on the sabbath. 32An omer of it is preserved.

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

2 And the 1whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

3 And the children of Israel said unto them, 1Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the 2flesh 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 3hunger.

4 ¶ Then said the Lord unto Moses, 1Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather aa certain rate every day, that I may 2prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.

5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall 1prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.

6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that 1the Lord hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:

7 1And in the morning, then ye shall see the 2glory of the Lord; for that he heareth your murmurings against the Lord: and 3what are we, that ye murmur against us?

8 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 1against us, but against the Lord.

9 ¶ And Moses 1spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near 2before the Lord: for he hath 3heard your murmurings.

10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the Lord 1appeared in the cloud.

11 ¶ And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

12 1I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, 2At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and 3ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.

13 And it came to pass, that at even 1the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the 2dew lay round about the host.

14 And when the 1dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.

15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, aIt is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, 1This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.

16 ¶ This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded, Gather of it every man 1according to his eating, 2an omer afor every man, according to the number of your bpersons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.

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

18 And when they did mete it with an omer, 1he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.

19 And Moses said, Let no man 1leave of it till the morning.

20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it 1bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.

21 And they gathered it 1every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.

22 ¶ And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered 1twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.

23 And he said unto them, This is that which the Lord hath said, To morrow is the 1rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: 2bake 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.

24 And they 1laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.

25 And Moses said, 1Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the Lord: to day ye shall not find it in the field.

26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, 1in it there shall be none.

27 ¶ And it came to pass, that there 1went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.

28 And the Lord said unto Moses, 1How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?

29 See, for that the Lord hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; 1abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.

30 So the people 1rested on the seventh day.

31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof 1Manna: and it was 2like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

32 ¶ And Moses said, This is the thing which the Lord 1commandeth, 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.

33 And Moses said unto Aaron, 1Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the Lord, to be kept for your generations.

34 As the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the 1Testimony, to be kept.

35 And the children of Israel 1did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.

36 Now an omer is the 1tenth part 2of an ephah.