The Israelites come to Sin.
Exodus 16:1 And they journey from Elim, and all the company of the sons of Israel come in unto the wilderness of Sin, which [is] between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month of their going out from the land of Egypt.
They murmur for want of bread.
Exodus 16:2 And all the company of the sons of Israel murmur against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness; Exodus 16:3 and the sons of Israel say unto them, 'Oh that we had died by the hand of Jehovah in the land of Egypt, in our sitting by the flesh-pot, in our eating bread to satietyfor ye have brought us out unto this wilderness to put all this assembly to death with hunger.'
God promiseth them bread from heaven.
Exodus 16:4 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Lo, I am raining to you bread from the heavensand the people have gone out and gathered the matter of a day in its dayso that I try them whether they walk in My law, or not; Exodus 16:5 and it hath been on the sixth day, that they have prepared that which they bring in, and it hath been double above that which they gather day [by] day.' Exodus 16:6 And Moses saithAaron alsounto all the sons of Israel, 'Eveningand ye have known that Jehovah hath brought you out from the land of Egypt; Exodus 16:7 and morningand ye have seen the honour of Jehovah, in His hearing your murmurings against Jehovah, and what [are] we, that ye murmur against us?' Exodus 16:8 And Moses saith, 'In Jehovah's giving to you in the evening flesh to eat, and bread in the morning to satietyin Jehovah's hearing your murmurings, which ye are murmuring against Him, and what [are] we? your murmurings [are] not against us, but against Jehovah.'
Exodus 16:9 And Moses saith unto Aaron, 'Say unto all the company of the sons of Israel, Come ye near before Jehovah, for He hath heard your murmurings;' Exodus 16:10 and it cometh to pass, when Aaron is speaking unto all the company of the sons of Israel, that they turn towards the wilderness, and lo, the honour of Jehovah is seen in the cloud.
Quails are sent,
Exodus 16:11 And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying, Exodus 16:12 'I have heard the murmurings of the sons of Israel; speak unto them, saying, Between the evenings ye eat flesh, and in the morning ye are satisfied [with] bread, and ye have known that I [am] Jehovah your God.' Exodus 16:13 And it cometh to pass in the evening, that the quail cometh up, and covereth the camp, and in the morning there hath been the lying of dew round about the camp,
Exodus 16:14 and the lying of the dew goeth up, and lo, on the face of the wilderness a thin, bare thing, thin as hoar-frost on the earth. Exodus 16:15 And the sons of Israel see, and say one unto another, 'What [is] it?' for they have not known what it [is]; and Moses saith unto them, 'It [is] the bread which Jehovah hath given to you for food.
The ordering of manna.
Exodus 16:16 'This [is] the thing which Jehovah hath commanded: Gather of it each according to his eating, an omer for a poll; and the number of your persons, take ye each for those in his tent.' Exodus 16:17 And the sons of Israel do so, and they gather, he who is [gathering] much, and he who is [gathering] little; Exodus 16:18 and they measure with an omer, and he who is [gathering] much hath nothing over, and he who is [gathering] little hath no lack, each according to his eating they have gathered. Exodus 16:19 And Moses saith unto them, 'Let no man leave of it till morning;' Exodus 16:20 and they have not hearkened unto Moses, and some of them do leave of it till morning, and it bringeth up worms and stinketh; and Moses is wroth with them. Exodus 16:21 And they gather it morning by morning, each according to his eating; when the sun hath been warm, then it hath melted.
Exodus 16:22 And it cometh to pass on the sixth day, they have gathered a second bread, two omers for one, and all the princes of the company come in, and declare to Moses. Exodus 16:23 And he saith unto them, 'It [is] that which Jehovah hath spoken [of]; a resta holy sabbath to Jehovah[is] to-morrow; that which ye bake, bake; and that which ye boil, boil; and all that is over, let rest for yourselves in charge till the morning.' Exodus 16:24 And they let it rest until the morning, as Moses hath commanded, and it hath not stank, and a worm hath not been in it.
It was not to be found on the Sabbath.
Exodus 16:25 And Moses saith, 'Eat it to-day, for to-day [is] a sabbath to Jehovah; to-day ye find it not in the field: Exodus 16:26 six days ye do gather it, and in the seventh daythe sabbathin it there is none.'
Exodus 16:27 And it cometh to pass on the seventh day, some of the people have gone out to gather, and have not found. Exodus 16:28 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'How long have ye refused to keep My commands, and My laws? Exodus 16:29 see, because Jehovah hath given to you the sabbath, therefore He is giving to you on the sixth day bread of two days; abide ye each [in] his place, no one doth go out from his place on the seventh day.' Exodus 16:30 And the people rest on the seventh day, Exodus 16:31 and the house of Israel call its name Manna, and it [is] as coriander seed, white; and its taste [is] as a cake with honey.
An omer of it is preserved.
Exodus 16:32 And Moses saith, 'This [is] the thing which Jehovah hath commanded: Fill the omer with it, for a charge for your generations, so that they see the bread which I have caused you to eat in the wilderness, in My bringing you out from the land of Egypt.' Exodus 16:33 And Moses saith unto Aaron, 'Take one pot, and put there the fulness of the omer of manna, and let it rest before Jehovah, for a charge for your generations;' Exodus 16:34 as Jehovah hath given commandment unto Moses, so doth Aaron let it rest before the Testimony, for a charge. Exodus 16:35 And the sons of Israel have eaten the manna forty years, until their coming in unto the land to be inhabited; the manna they have eaten till their coming in unto the extremity of the land of Canaan. Exodus 16:36 and the omer is a tenth of the ephah.