Then they set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the sons of Israelcame to the wilderness of 1Sin, which is betweenElim and Sinai, on 2the fifteenthday of the secondmonth after their departure from the land of Egypt.
The wholecongregation of the sons of Israel3grumbledagainstMoses and Aaron in the wilderness.
The sons of Israelsaid to them, "4Would that we had died by the LORD'Shand in the land of Egypt, 5when we sat by the pots of ameat, when we atebread to the full; for you have brought us out into thiswilderness to killthiswholeassembly with hunger."
Then the LORDsaid to Moses, "Behold, 6I will rainbread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day'sportion every day, that I may 7test them, whether or not they will walk in My binstruction.
"8On the sixthday, when they preparewhat they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gatherdaily."
So Moses and Aaronsaid to all the sons of Israel, "At eveningc9you will know that the LORD has brought you out of the land of Egypt;
and in the morningdyou will see10the glory of the LORD, for 11He hears your grumblingsagainst the LORD; and 12what are we, that you grumbleagainst us?"
8Mosessaid, "This will happen when the LORDgives you emeat to eat in the evening, and bread to the full in the morning; for the LORDhears your grumblingswhich you grumbleagainst Him. And what are we? Your grumblings are 13not against us but against the LORD."
Then Mosessaid to Aaron, "Say to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, '14Comenearbefore the LORD, for He has heard your grumblings.' "
It came about as Aaronspoke to the wholecongregation of the sons of Israel, that they flookedtoward the wilderness, and behold, 15the glory of the LORDappeared in the cloud.
And the LORDspoke to Moses, saying,
"16I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying, 'gAt twilight you shall eathmeat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and 17you shall know that I am the LORD your God.' "
So it came about at evening that 18the quailscame up and covered the camp, and in the morning19there was a layer of dewaround the camp.
1420When the layer of dewievaporated, behold, on the jsurface of the wilderness21there was a fineflake-likething, fine as the frost on the ground.
When the sons of Israelsaw it, they said to oneanother, "kWhat is it?" For they did not knowwhat it was. And Mosessaid to them, "22It is the breadwhich the LORD has given you to eat.
16"This is lwhat the LORD has commanded, 'Gather of it everymanmas much as he should eat; you shall taken23an omerapiece according to the number of personseach of you has in his tent.' "
The sons of Israeldidso, and some gatheredmuch and some little.
When they measured it with an omer, 24he who had gathered much had noexcess, and he who had gathered little had nolack; everymangatheredoas much as he should eat.
19Mosessaid to them, "25Let nomanleaveany of it untilmorning."
But they did not listen to Moses, and someleft part of it untilmorning, and it bredworms and becamefoul; and Moses was angry with them.
They gathered it morning by morning, everymanpas much as he should eat; but when the sungrewhot, it would melt.
2226Now on the sixthday they gatheredtwice as muchbread, twoomers for eachone. When all the 27leaders of the congregationcame and toldMoses,
then he said to them, "This is what the LORDqmeant: 28Tomorrow is a sabbathobservance, a holysabbath to the LORD. Bakewhat you will bake and boilwhat you will boil, and 29all that is leftoverrputaside to be keptuntilmorning."
So they sput it asideuntilmorning, as Moses had ordered, and 30it did not becomefoulnor was there any worm in it.
25Mosessaid, "Eat it today, for today is a sabbath to the LORD; today you will not find it in the field.
"31Sixdays you shall gather it, but on the seventhday, the sabbath, there will be tnone."
It came about on the seventhday that some of the peoplewent out to gather, but they foundnone.
Then the LORDsaid to Moses, "32Howlong do you refuse to keep My commandments and My uinstructions?
29"See, vthe LORD has given you the sabbath; therefore He gives you bread for two days on the sixthday. Remaineveryman in his place; let nomango out of his place on the seventhday."
So the peoplerested on the seventhday.
The house of 33Israelnamed it wmanna, and it was like 34corianderseed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey.
Then Mosessaid, "This is xwhat the LORD has commanded, 'Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread that I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.' "
33Mosessaid to Aaron, "35Take a jar and put an omerful of manna in it, and place it before the LORD to be kept throughout your generations."
As the LORDcommandedMoses, so Aaronplaced it before36the Testimony, to be kept.
3537The sons of Israelate the mannafortyyears, until they came to an inhabitedland; they ate the mannauntil they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
(Now 38an omer is a tenth of an yephah.)