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Exodus 16 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The LORD Provides Manna

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:1 -

Then they set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the sons of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departure from the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:2 - But the whole congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:3 - The sons of Israel said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’S hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread until we were full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this entire assembly with hunger!”
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Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, so that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My [fn]instruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:5 - “On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:6 - So Moses and Aaron said to all the sons of Israel, “At evening [fn]you will know that the LORD has brought you out of the land of Egypt;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:7 - and in the morning [fn]you will see the glory of the LORD, for He hears your grumblings against the LORD; and what are we, that you grumble against us?”

The LORD Provides Meat

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:8 - And Moses said, “This will happen when the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening, and bread to the full in the morning; for the LORD hears your grumblings which you grumble against Him. And what are we? Your grumblings are not against us but against the LORD.”
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Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, ‘Come forward before the LORD, for He has heard your grumblings.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:10 - And it came about, as Aaron spoke to the entire congregation of the sons of Israel, that they [fn]looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:11 - And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:12 - “I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying, ‘[fn]At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’”
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So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:14 - When the layer of dew [fn]evaporated, behold, on the [fn]surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:15 - When the sons of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “[fn]What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:16 - “This is [fn]what the LORD has commanded: ‘Everyone gather [fn]as much as he will eat; you shall take [fn]an omer apiece according to the number of people each of you has in his tent.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:17 - The sons of Israel did so, and some gathered much and some little.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:18 - When they measured it by the [fn]omer, the one who had gathered much did not have too much, and the one who had gathered little did not have too little; everyone gathered [fn]as much as he would eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:19 - Moses said to them, “No one is to leave any of it until morning.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:20 - But they did not listen to Moses, and some left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and stank; and Moses was angry with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:21 - They gathered it morning by morning, everyone [fn]as much as he would eat; but when the sun became hot, it would melt.

The Sabbath

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Now on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, [fn]two omers for each one. When all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:23 - then he said to them, “This is what the LORD [fn]meant: Tomorrow is a Sabbath observance, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. Bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over [fn]put aside to be kept until morning.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:24 - So they put it aside until morning, as Moses had ordered, and it did not stink nor was there a maggot in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:25 - Then Moses said, “Eat it today, for today is a Sabbath to the LORD; today you will not find it in the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:26 - “Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will be [fn]none.”
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Yet it came about on the seventh day that some of the people went out to gather, but they found none.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:28 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My [fn]instructions?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:29 - “See, [fn]the LORD has given you the Sabbath; for that reason He gives you bread for two days on the sixth day. Remain, everyone, in his place; no one is to leave his place on the seventh day.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:30 - So the people rested on the seventh day.
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And the house of Israel named the bread [fn]manna, and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:32 - Then Moses said, “This is [fn]what the LORD has commanded: ‘A [fn]full omer of it is to be kept safe throughout your generations, so that they may see the bread that I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:33 - And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put a [fn]full omer of manna in it, and place it before the LORD to be kept safe throughout your generations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:34 - As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron placed it before the Testimony, to be kept.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:35 - And the sons of Israel ate the manna for forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate the manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:36 - (Now an [fn]omer is a tenth of an ephah.)
NASB20 Footnotes
Or law
Lit and you
Lit and you
Lit turned
Lit Between the two evenings
Lit had gone up
Lit face of
Heb Man hu, cf. v 31
Lit the thing which
Lit according to his eating
Lit an omer for a head; about 3 qt. or 2.8 liters
About 3 qt. or 2.8 liters
Lit according to his eating
Lit according to his eating
About 6 qt. or 5.6 liters
Lit spoke
Lit lay up for you
Lit none on it
Or laws
Lit for the LORD
Heb man, cf. v 15
Lit the thing which
About 3 qt. or 2.8 liters
About 3 qt. or 2.8 liters
About 3 qt. or 2.8 liters

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