Exodus 16 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The whole community of Israelites moved from Elim and came to the desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai. This was on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had left Egypt. 1 The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt.
2 In the desert the whole community complained about Moses and Aaron. 2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron.
3 The Israelites said to them, "If only the LORD had let us die in Egypt! There we sat by our pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted! You brought us out into this desert to let us all starve to death!" 3 The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by the LORD's hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death."
4 The LORD said to Moses, "I'm going to send you food from heaven like rain. Each day the people should go out and gather only what they need for that day. In this way I will test them to see whether or not they will follow my instructions. 4 Then the LORD said to Moses, "I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.
5 But on the sixth day when they prepare what they bring home, it should be twice as much as they gather on other days." 5 On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days."
6 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. 6 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,
7 In the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard you complaining about him. Why are you complaining about us?" 7 and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?"
8 Moses also said, "The LORD will give you meat to eat in the evening and all the food you want in the morning. The LORD has heard you complaining about him. Who are we? You're not complaining about us but about the LORD." 8 Moses also said, "You will know that it was the LORD when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the LORD."
9 Moses said to Aaron, "Tell the whole community of Israelites, 'Come into the LORD's presence. He has heard you complaining.'" 9 Then Moses told Aaron, "Say to the entire Israelite community, 'Come before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling.' "
10 While Aaron was speaking to the whole community of Israelites, they looked toward the desert. Suddenly, they saw the glory of the LORD in the [column of] smoke. 10 While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community, they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the LORD appearing in the cloud.
11 The LORD said to Moses, 11 The LORD said to Moses,
12 "I've heard the Israelites complaining. Tell them, 'At dusk you will eat meat, and in the morning you will eat all the food you want. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.'" 12 "I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, 'At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.' "
13 That evening quails came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 13 That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.
14 When the dew was gone, the ground was covered with a thin layer of flakes like frost on the ground. 14 When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor.
15 When the Israelites saw it, they asked each other, "What is this?" because they didn't know what it was. Moses said to them, "It's the food the LORD has given you to eat. 15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, "What is it?" For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, "It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat.
16 This is what the LORD has commanded: Each of you should gather as much as you can eat. Take two quarts for each person in your tent." 16 This is what the LORD has commanded: 'Each one is to gather as much as he needs. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.' "
17 So that is what the Israelites did. Some gathered more, some less. 17 The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little.
18 They measured it into two-quart containers. Those who had gathered more didn't have too much. Those who had gathered less didn't have too little. They gathered as much as they could eat. 18 And when they measured it by the omer, he who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little. Each one gathered as much as he needed.
19 Then Moses said to them, "No one may keep any of it until morning." 19 Then Moses said to them, "No one is to keep any of it until morning."
20 But some of them didn't listen to Moses. They kept part of it until morning, and it was full of worms and smelled bad. So Moses was angry with them. 20 However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them.
21 Each morning they gathered as much food as they could eat. When the sun was hot, it melted away. 21 Each morning everyone gathered as much as he needed, and when the sun grew hot, it melted away.
22 But on the sixth day they gathered twice as much food, four quarts per person. All the leaders of the community came to Moses and told him about it. 22 On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much--two omers for each person--and the leaders of the community came and reported this to Moses.
23 He said to them, "This is what the LORD said: Tomorrow is a day of worship, a holy day of worship dedicated to the LORD. Bake what you want to bake, and boil what you want to boil. Save all that's left over, and keep it until tomorrow morning." 23 He said to them, "This is what the LORD commanded: 'Tomorrow is to be a day of rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD. So bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil. Save whatever is left and keep it until morning.' "
24 So they saved it until the next morning as Moses had commanded, but it didn't smell or have worms in it. 24 So they saved it until morning, as Moses commanded, and it did not stink or get maggots in it.
25 "Eat it today," Moses said, "because today is a day of worship dedicated to the LORD. You won't find anything on the ground today. 25 "Eat it today," Moses said, "because today is a Sabbath to the LORD. You will not find any of it on the ground today.
26 You can gather food on six days, but on the seventh day, the day of worship, you won't find any." 26 Six days you are to gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any."
27 On the seventh day some people went out to gather food, but they didn't find any. 27 Nevertheless, some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather it, but they found none.
28 The LORD said to Moses, "How long will you refuse to do what I have commanded and instructed you to do? 28 Then the LORD said to Moses, "How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my instructions?
29 Remember: The LORD has given you this day of worship. That's why he gives you enough food on the sixth day for two days. On the seventh day you may not leave. Everyone, stay where you are." 29 Bear in mind that the LORD has given you the Sabbath; that is why on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Everyone is to stay where he is on the seventh day; no one is to go out."
30 So the people never worked on the seventh day of the week. 30 So the people rested on the seventh day.
31 The Israelites called the food manna. It was like coriander seeds. It was white and tasted like wafers made with honey. 31 The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey.
32 Moses said, "This is what the LORD has commanded: Take two quarts of manna to be kept for your descendants. This way they will see the food that I gave you to eat in the desert when I brought you out of Egypt." 32 Moses said, "This is what the LORD has commanded: 'Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the desert when I brought you out of Egypt.' "
33 Moses said to Aaron, "Take a jar, put two quarts of manna in it, and put it in the LORD's presence to be kept for your descendants." 33 So Moses said to Aaron, "Take a jar and put an omer of manna in it. Then place it before the LORD to be kept for the generations to come."
34 Aaron put the jar of manna in front of the words of God's promise to be kept there, as the LORD commanded Moses. 34 As the LORD commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna in front of the Testimony, that it might be kept.
35 The Israelites ate manna for 40 years until they came to a place to settle. They ate manna until they came to the border of Canaan. 35 The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan.
36 (Now, the standard dry measure at that time held 20 quarts.) 36 (An omer is one tenth of an ephah.)