Bible: Exodus 16:1-12

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The Provision of Manna

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When 2  they journeyed from Elim, the entire company 3  of Israelites came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their exodus 4  from the land of Egypt. 16:2 The entire company 5  of Israelites murmured against Moses and Aaron in the desert. 16:3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died 6  by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by 7  the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full, 8  for you have brought us out into this desert to kill 9  this whole assembly with hunger!

16:4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain 10  bread from heaven for you, and the people will go out 11  and gather the amount for each day, so that I may test them. 12  Will they walk in my law 13  or not? 16:5 On the sixth day 14  they will prepare what they bring in, and it will be twice as much as they gather every other day.” 15 

16:6 Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening 16  you will know that the Lord has brought you out of the land of Egypt, 16:7 and in the morning you will see 17  the glory of the Lord, because he has heard 18  your murmurings against the Lord. As for us, what are we, 19  that you should murmur against us?

16:8 Moses said, “You will know this 20  when the Lord gives you 21  meat to eat in the evening and bread in the morning to satisfy you, because the Lord has heard your murmurings that you are murmuring against him. As for us, what are we? 22  Your murmurings are not against us, 23  but against the Lord.”

16:9 Then Moses said to Aaron, “Tell the whole community 24  of the Israelites, ‘Come 25  before the Lord, because he has heard your murmurings.’

16:10 As Aaron spoke 26  to the whole community of the Israelites and they looked toward the desert, there the glory of the Lord 27  appeared 28  in the cloud, 16:11 and the Lord spoke to Moses: 16:12 I have heard the murmurings of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘During the evening 29  you will eat meat, 30  and in the morning you will be satisfied 31  with bread, so that you may know 32  that I am the Lord your God.’ 33 

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