The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin,1 which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt.22
In the desert the whole community grumbled3 against Moses and Aaron.
The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by the LORD's hand in Egypt!4 There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food5 we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death."64
Then the LORD said to Moses, "I will rain down bread from heaven7 for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test8 them and see whether they will follow my instructions.
On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice9 as much as they gather on the other days."
So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, "In the evening you will know that it was the LORD who brought you out of Egypt,10