1. And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came into the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai. And on the fifteenth day of the second month This day was a weekly Sabbath. after their departing out of the land of Egypt,
2. Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
3. And the children of Israel said to them, “O that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots, when we ate bread to the full, for you have brought us forth into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger!”
4. Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from the heavens for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain amount every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My law or not.
5. And it shall come to pass on the sixth day, they shall prepare what they bring in. And it shall be twice as much as they gather day by day.”
6. And Moses and Aaron said to all the children of Israel, “At sunset, then you shall know that the LORD has brought you out from the land of Egypt.
7. And at sunrise, you shall see the glory of the LORD, for He hears your murmurings against the LORD. And what are we that you murmur against us?”
8. And Moses said, “You will see when the LORD shall give you flesh to eat at sunset and bread to the full at sunrise, for the LORD hears your murmurings which you murmur against Him. And what are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.”
9. And Moses spoke to Aaron, “Say to all the congregation of the children of Israel, ‘Come near before the LORD, for He has heard your murmurings.’ ”
10. And it came to pass as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel that they turned toward the wilderness. And behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud!
11. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
12. “I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, ‘Between the two evenings between sunset and dark (see explanation) you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’ ”
13. And it came to pass, at sunset, that the quails came up and covered the camp. And at sunrise the dew lay all around the camp.
14. And when the layer of dew had gone up, behold, there was a small round thing upon the face of the wilderness, small as the hoar-frost upon the ground.
15. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, “What is that?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “This is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.
16. This is the thing which the LORD has commanded. ‘Each man gather of it according to his eating, an omer An omer is equal to 2.5 pints. for each one, according to the number of your persons. Each one shall take for those who are in his tent.’ ”
17. And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, and some less.
18. And when they measured with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little lacked nothing. They gathered each one according to his eating.
19. And Moses said, “Let no man leave any of it until the next morning.”
20. But they did not hearken to Moses, and some of them left part of it until the next morning. And it became rotten with maggots, and stank. And Moses was angry with them.
21. And they gathered it morning by morning, each man according to his eating. And when the sun became hot, it melted.
22. And it came to pass, on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one. And all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
23. And he said to them, “This is that which the LORD has said, ‘Tomorrow is the rest of the holy Sabbath to the LORD. Bake what you will bake today, and boil what you will boil. And that which remains over, lay up for yourselves to be kept until the next morning.’ ”
24. And they laid it up until the next morning as Moses said. And it did not stink; neither was there any worm in it.
25. And Moses said, “Eat it today, for today is a Sabbath to the LORD. Today you shall not find it in the field.
26. Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, in it there shall be none.”
27. And it came to pass that some of the people went out on the seventh day in order to gather, but they did not find any.
28. And the LORD said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My laws?
29. See, because the LORD has given you the Sabbath, therefore He gives you the bread of two days on the sixth day. Let each one stay in his place. Do not let any one go out of his place on the seventh day.”
30. So the people rested on the seventh day.
31. And the house of Israel called the name of it Manna. And it was like coriander seed, white. And the taste of it was like wafers with honey.
32. And Moses said, “This is the thing which the LORD has commanded, ‘Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations, so that you may see the bread with which I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out from the land of Egypt.’ ”
33. And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a pot and put an omer full of manna in it, 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 testimony to be kept.
35. And the children of Israel ate manna forty years until they came to a habitable land. They ate manna until they came into the borders of the land of Canaan.
36. And an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.
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