The Israelites come to Sin.
Exodus 16:1 Then moved they on from Elim, and all the assembly of the sons of Israel entered into the desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month, by their coming forth out of the land of Egypt.
They murmur for want of bread.
Exodus 16:2 Then did all the assembly of the sons of Israel murmur against Moses and against Aaron, in the desert; Exodus 16:3 and the sons of Israel said unto themOh that we had died by the hand of Yahweh, in the land of Egypt, when we remained by the pot of flesh, when we did eat bread to the full,for ye have brought us forth into this desert, to cause all this multitude to die by famine.
God promiseth them bread from heaven.
Exodus 16:4 Then said Yahweh unto Moses, Behold me! raining down for you bread out of heaven,and the people shall go out and gather, the portion for a day, on its day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not. Exodus 16:5 And it shall come to pass, on the sixth day, that they shall settle what they shall bring in,and it shall be twice as much as they gather day by day. Exodus 16:6 So Moses and Aaron said unto all the sons of Israel,At eventide, then shall ye know that it was, Yahweh, who brought you forth, out of the land of Egypt; Exodus 16:7 and, in the morning, then shall ye see the glory of Yahweh, in that he hath heard your murmurings against Yahweh,what then are, we, that ye should murmur against, us? Exodus 16:8 And Moses saidIn that Yahweh giveth you in the evening flesh to eat, and bread in the morning, to the full, in that Yahweh heareth your murmurings, wherewith, ye, are murmuring against him, what then are, we? Not against us, do ye murmur, but against Yahweh.
Exodus 16:9 And Moses said unto Aaron, Say unto all the assembly of the sons of Israel, Draw near, before Yahweh,for he hath heard your murmurings. Exodus 16:10 And it came to pass, when Aaron spake unto all the assembly of the sons of Israel, then turned they towards the desert,and lo! the glory of Yahweh, had appeared in the cloud.
Quails are sent,
Exodus 16:11 Then spake Yahweh unto Mosessaying, Exodus 16:12 I have heard the murmurings of the sons of Israel,speak unto them, sayingBetween the two evenings, shall ye eat flesh, and, in the morning, shall ye be filled with bread,so shall ye know that, I Yahweh, am your God. Exodus 16:13 And it came to pass, in the evening, that there came up quail, and covered the camp,and in the morning was the outpouring of dew, round about the camp;
Exodus 16:14 and, when the outpouring of dew went up, then lo! on the face of the desert, a thin flake, thin as hoar-frost, on the earth. Exodus 16:15 And when the sons of Israel saw it, they said one to anotherWhat is that? For they knew not what "that" was. Then said Moses unto them, "That" is the bread which Yahweh hath given you to eat.
The ordering of manna.
Exodus 16:16 This, is the thing which Yahweh hath commanded, Gather ye thereof, each man, what he needeth for eating,an omer a head, by the number of your souls, each manfor them who are in his tent, shall ye take. Exodus 16:17 And the sons of Israel did so,and gathered, [some] more, and [some] less; Exodus 16:18 and, when they measured it with the omer, he who had gathered more had nothing over, and, he who had gathered less, had no lack: each man, what he needed for eating, did they gather. Exodus 16:19 And Moses said unto them,Let, no man, leave thereof, until morning. Exodus 16:20 But they hearkened not unto Moses, but certain men left thereof until morning, and it swarmed with worms, and become loathsome,and Moses was wroth with them. Exodus 16:21 Thus then they gathered it, morning by morning, each man what he needed for eating, and, as soon as the sun waxed hot, so soon it melted.
Exodus 16:22 And it came to pass, on the sixth day, that they gathered food twice as much, two omers for each one,so all the princes of the assembly came in, and told Moses. Exodus 16:23 And he said unto themThat, is what Yahweh spake. The observance of a holy sabbath to Yahweh, is tomorrow,what ye would bake, bake, and, what ye would boil, boil, and, all that is left over, put by you, to keep until the morning. Exodus 16:24 So they put it by until the morning, as Moses had commanded,and it gave no unpleasant odour, neither was there, a worm, therein.
It was not to be found on the Sabbath.
Exodus 16:25 Then said MosesEat ye it today, for, a sabbath, is today, unto Yahweh,today, ye shall not find it in the field. Exodus 16:26 Six days, shall ye gather it,but, on the seventh day, a sabbath, it shall not be therein.
Exodus 16:27 And it came to pass, on the seventh day, that there went forth some of the people to gather,but they found not. Exodus 16:28 Then said Yahweh unto Moses,How long have ye refused to keep my commandments and my laws? Exodus 16:29 See, because, Yahweh, hath given you the sabbath, for this cause, is, he, giving you, on the sixth day, food for two days,abide ye every man in his place, let no man go forth from his dwelling, on the seventh day. Exodus 16:30 So the people rested on the seventh day. Exodus 16:31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna,and, the same, was like coriander seed, white, and, the taste thereof, like flat-cake with honey.
An omer of it is preserved.
Exodus 16:32 And Moses saidThis, is the thing which Yahweh hath commanded, Fill an omer therefrom, as a thing to be preserved, to your generations,that they may see the bread wherewith I fed you, in the desert, when I brought you forth, out of the land of Egypt. Exodus 16:33 So Moses said unto AaronTake a single basket, and put therein an omer-full of manna,and set it down before Yahweh, as a thing to be preserved, to your generations. Exodus 16:34 As Yahweh gave command unto Moses, so did Aaron set it down before the testimony, as a thing to be preserved. Exodus 16:35 And, the sons of Israel, did eat the manna forty years, until they entered into the land wherein they were to dwell,the manna, they did eat until they entered into the bounds of the land of Canaan. Exodus 16:36 Now, an omer, is, the tenth of the ephah.