The Israelites come to Sin.
Exodus 16:1 And they toke their iorney from Elim: & all the hole company of the children of Israel came to the wildernes of Sin, which is betwene Elim and Synai: the .xv. day of the .ij. moneth after their departyng out of þe lande of Egypt.
They murmur for want of bread.
Exodus 16:2 And þe hole multitude of the children of Israel murmured agaynst Moses and Aaron in the wyldernes: Exodus 16:3 and the children of Israel sayde vnto them: wolde to God we had died by the hande of the Lorde in the lande of Egypte, when we sat by the fleshepottes, and when we dyd eate bread our belyes full: for ye haue brought vs out into this wyldernes, to kyll thys hole multitude with honger.
God promiseth them bread from heaven.
Exodus 16:4 Then sayde the Lorde vnto Moses: behold, I wyll rayne bread from heauen to you, and the people shall go out, and gather daye by daye that I may proue them, whither they will walke in my lawe or no. Exodus 16:5 The .vj. daye they shal prepare for them selues þt which they wyll bryng in, and let it be twise asmoch as they gather in dayly. Exodus 16:6 And Moses & Aaron sayde vnto all the children of Israel: at euen ye shall knowe that it is the Lorde, which brought you out of the lande of Egypt: Exodus 16:7 and in the morning, ye shall se the glory of þe Lorde: because he hath heard your grudginges agaynst the Lorde. And what are we þt ye haue murmured against vs? Exodus 16:8 And Moses sayde: At euen shall þe Lorde geue you flesh to eate, and in the mornyng bread ynough: for the Lorde hath hearde your murmurynges which ye murmur agaynst him: for what are we? your murmuringes are not against vs, but agaynst the Lorde.
Exodus 16:9 And Moses spake vnto Aaron: Saye vnto all the company of the children of Israel, come forth before þe Lorde: for he hath heard your grudgynges. Exodus 16:10 And as Aaron spake vnto the hole multytude of the chyldren of Israel, they loked towarde the wildernes: and beholde, the glorye of the Lorde appeared in the cloude.
Quails are sent,
Exodus 16:11 And þe Lord spake vnto Moses, saying: Exodus 16:12 I haue hearde the murmurynge of the chyldren of Israel, tell them therfore and saye: at euen ye shall eate flesh, and in þe morning ye shalbe fylled with breed, and ye shall knowe that I am the Lord your God. Exodus 16:13 And at euen the quayles came and couered the grounde where they laye. And in þe morninge, the dewe laye rounde about the hooste.
Exodus 16:14 And when þe dewe was fallen: beholde it laye vpon the grounde in the wyldernes, small & round and thyn as the hore frost on the grounde. Exodus 16:15 And when the chyldren of Israel sawe it, they sayde euery one to hys neyghboure: It is Manna. For they wist not what it was. And Moses sayde vnto them: this is þe breed which the Lord hath geuen you to eate.
The ordering of manna.
Exodus 16:16 This is the worde which the Lorde hath commaunded: gather of it euery man for him self to eate: a gomer full for a man according to the nombre of you, and take euery man for them which are in his tente. Exodus 16:17 And the chyldren of Israel dyd euen so, & gathered some more, some lesse, Exodus 16:18 and when they dyd mete it with a gomer, vnto hym that had gathered moch, remayned nothing ouer, and vnto him þt had gathered litle, was there no lacke: euery man gathered sufficient for his eatyng. Exodus 16:19 And Moses sayde vnto them: Se that no man let ought remayne of it tyll the mornyng. Exodus 16:20 Not withstondyng they harkened not vnto Moses: but some of them lefte of it vntyll the mornyng, and it waxed full of wormes and stancke, and Moses was angry with them. Exodus 16:21 And they gathered it all morninges, euery man for hys eatynge. And assoone as the heate of the sunne came, it moulte.
Exodus 16:22 And the sixte day, they gathered twise so moch breed two gomers for one man: & all the rulers of the multitude came, & tolde Moses. Exodus 16:23 He sayd vnto them: this is that which the Lorde hath sayde: tomorow is the rest of the holy Sabbath vnto the Lord: bake that which ye will bake, and seth that ye will seth, and þt which remayneth, laye vp tyll the mornynge. Exodus 16:24 And they layde it vp tyll the mornynge, as Moses bad: and it stanke not, nether breed there any worme therin.
It was not to be found on the Sabbath.
Exodus 16:25 And Moses sayde: that eate thys daye: for it is the Sabbath vnto the Lorde: todaye ye shall not fynde it in the felde. Exodus 16:26 Syxe dayes ye shall gather it, and in the seuenth daye which is the Sabbath, there shalbe none.
Exodus 16:27 Notwithstondyng, there went out some of the people in the seuenth daye for to gather, & they founde none. Exodus 16:28 And the Lord sayde vnto Moses: howe longe refuse ye to kepe my commaundmentes and my lawes? Exodus 16:29 Se, the Lorde hath geuen you a Sabbath, therfore he geueth you the syxte daye bread for two dayes. Byde therfore euery man at home & lett no man go out of hys place the seuenth daye. Exodus 16:30 And þe people rested the seuenth daye. Exodus 16:31 And þe house of Israel called it Manna. And it was lyke vnto coriander seede, whyte: and the taste of it was like vnto wafers made with hony.
An omer of it is preserved.
Exodus 16:32 And Moses sayd: this is that which the Lorde commaundeth, fyll a gomer of it, which maye be kept for youre children after you: that they maye se þe bread wherwith I haue fedd you in wyldernesse, when I brought you out of þe lande of Egipt. Exodus 16:33 And Moses spake vnto Aaron: take a cruse and put a gomer full of Manna therin, and laye it vp before the Lorde to be kepte for yor children after you, Exodus 16:34 as the Lorde commaunded Moses. So Aaron layde it vp before þe testimonye to be kept. Exodus 16:35 And the chyldren of Israel dyd eate Manna fourtye yeare, vntyll they came vnto a lande inhabited. And so they dyd eate Manna euen vntyll they came vnto the borders of the land of Canaan. Exodus 16:36 A gomer is the tenth part of an epha.