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Exodus 16

The Israelites come to Sin.

Exodus 16:1 From Elim they toke their iourney, and the whole congregacion of the children of Israel came in to the wyldernesse of Sin (which lyeth betwene Elim and Sinai) vpon the fyftene daye of the seconde moneth, after that they were departed out of the londe of Egipte.

They murmur for want of bread.

Exodus 16:2 And ye whole multitude of the children of Israel murmured agaynst Moses and Aaron in ye wildernes, Exodus 16:3 and saide vnto them: Wolde God we had dyed in the londe of Egipte by the hande of the LORDE, whan we sat by ye flesh pottes, and had bred ynough to eate: for ye haue brought vs out in to this wyldernes, to cause this whole multitude dye of honger.

God promiseth them bread from heaven.

Exodus 16:4 The sayde ye LORDE vnto Moses: beholde I wyl rayne you bred from heauen, and let the people go out, and gather daylie, what they nede, that I maye proue whether they walke in my lawe or not. Exodus 16:5 But vpon the sixte daye they shal prepare the selues, that they maye brynge in twyse as moch as they gather daylie. Exodus 16:6 Moses and Aaron saide vnto all the children of Israel: At euen ye shall knowe, that the LORDE hath brought you out of the lode of Egipte, Exodus 16:7 and in the mornynge shall ye se the glory of the LORDE: for he hath herde youre grudginges agaynst the LORDE. For what are we, that ye grudge agaynst vs? Exodus 16:8 Moses sayde morouer: At euen shall the LORDE geue you flesh to eate, and in the mornynge bred ynough: because ye LORDE hath herde youre grudginges, that ye haue grudged agaynst him. For what are we? Youre murmuringe is not agaynst vs, but against the LORDE.

Exodus 16:9 And Moses sayde vnto Aaron: Speake vnto the whole multitude of ye children of Israel: Come forth before the LORDE, for he hath herde youre murmuringes. Exodus 16:10 And whyle Aaron spake thus vnto the whole congegacion of the childre of Israel, they turned them towarde the wyldernes: and beholde, the glory of the LORDE appeared in a cloude,

Quails are sent,

Exodus 16:11 and the LORDE sayde vnto Moses: Exodus 16:12 I haue herde the murmuringe of ye children of Israel. Tell them: At euen shall ye haue flesh to eate, and in the mornynge shal ye be fylled with bred, & ye shall knowe, that I am the LORDE youre God. Exodus 16:13 And at euen the quayles came vp, and couered the tentes: and in the mornynge the dewe laye rounde aboute the tentes.

and manna.

Exodus 16:14 And whan the dew was falle, beholde, there laye a thinge in the wildernes, thynne and small, as the horefrost vpon the grounde. Exodus 16:15 And whan the children of Israel sawe it, they saide one to another: This is Ma. For they wyst not what it was. But Moses sayde vnto them: It is the bred that ye LORDE hath geue you to eate.

The ordering of manna.

Exodus 16:16 This is it that ye LORDE hath commauded: Euery one gather for himself as moch as he eateth, and take a Gomor for euery heade, acordinge to the nombre of the soules in his tente. Exodus 16:17 And the children of Israel dyd so, and gathered some more, some lesse. Exodus 16:18 But whan it was measured out with ye Gomor, he that gathered moch, had not the more: and he yt gathered litle, wanted nothinge, but euery one gathered for himself, as moch as he ate. Exodus 16:19 And Moses sayde vnto them: Let no ma leaue ought therof vntyll the mornynge. Exodus 16:20 But they harkened not vnto Moses. And some left of it vntill the morninge. Then waxed it full of wormes and stanke. And Moses was angrie at them. Exodus 16:21 And euery mornynge they gathered for them selues, as moch as euery one ate: but as soone as it was whote of the Sonne, it melted awaye.

Exodus 16:22 And vpon the sixte daye they gathered twyse as moch of bred, two Gomors for one. And all the rulers of the congregacio came in, and tolde Moses. Exodus 16:23 And he sayde vnto them: This is it, that the LORDE hath sayde: Tomorow is the Sabbath of the holy rest of the LORDE: loke what ye wil bake, that bake: and what ye wyll seeth, that seeth and that remayneth ouer, let it remayne, yt it maye be kepte vntyll the morynynge. Exodus 16:24 And they let it remayne tyll the morow, as Moses commaunded. Then stanke it not, nether was there eny worme therin.

It was not to be found on the Sabbath.

Exodus 16:25 The sayde Moses: Eate that to daye, for to daye is ye Sabbath of the LORDE, to daye shal ye fynde none in the felde. Exodus 16:26 Sixe dayes shall ye gather it, but the seuenth daye is the Sabbath, wherin there shal be none.

Exodus 16:27 But vpon the seuenth daye there wente out some of the people to gather, and founde nothinge. Exodus 16:28 Then sayde ye LORDE vnto Moses: How longe refuse ye to kepe my commaundementes and lawes? Exodus 16:29 Beholde, ye LORDE hath geuen you the Sabbath, therfore vpon the sixte daye he geueth you bred for two dayes: therfore let euery man now byde at home, and noman go forth of his place vpon the seuenth daye. Exodus 16:30 So the people rested vpo ye seuenth daye. Exodus 16:31 And the house of Israel called it Man, and it was like Coriander sede, and whyte, & had a taist like symnels with hony.

An omer of it is preserved.

Exodus 16:32 And Moses sayde: This is it that ye LORDE hath commaunded: Fill a Gomor therof to be kepte for youre posterities, yt they maye se the bred, wherwith I fed you, whan I brought you out of ye lande of Egipte. Exodus 16:33 And Moses sayde vnto Aaron: Take a cruse, and put a Gomor full of Man therin, and laye it vp before the LORDE, to be kepte for youre posterities, Exodus 16:34 as the LORDE commaunded Moses. So Aaron layed it vp there for a testimony to be kepte. Exodus 16:35 And the children of Israel ate man fourtye yeares, tyll they came vnto a lande, where people dwelt: euen vntyll they came to ye borders of the lande of Canaan ate they Man. Exodus 16:36 A Gomor is the tenth parte of an Epha.

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