Parallel Bible results for Exodus 16

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Exodus 16

NLT 1 Then the whole community of Israel set out from Elim and journeyed into the wilderness of Sin, between Elim and Mount Sinai. They arrived there on the fifteenth day of the second month, one month after leaving the land of Egypt. NIV 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. NLT 2 There, too, the whole community of Israel complained about Moses and Aaron. NIV 2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. NLT 3 “If only the had killed us back in Egypt,” they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.” NIV 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." NLT 4 Then the said to Moses, “Look, I’m going to rain down food from heaven for you. Each day the people can go out and pick up as much food as they need for that day. I will test them in this to see whether or not they will follow my instructions. NIV 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. NLT 5 On the sixth day they will gather food, and when they prepare it, there will be twice as much as usual.” NIV 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." NLT 6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, “By evening you will realize it was the who brought you out of the land of Egypt. NIV 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, NLT 7 In the morning you will see the glory of the , because he has heard your complaints, which are against him, not against us. What have we done that you should complain about us?” NIV 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?" NLT 8 Then Moses added, “The will give you meat to eat in the evening and bread to satisfy you in the morning, for he has heard all your complaints against him. What have we done? Yes, your complaints are against the , not against us.” NIV 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." NLT 9 Then Moses said to Aaron, “Announce this to the entire community of Israel: ‘Present yourselves before the , for he has heard your complaining.’” NIV 9 Then Moses told Aaron, "Say to the entire Israelite community, 'Come before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling.' " NLT 10 And as Aaron spoke to the whole community of Israel, they looked out toward the wilderness. There they could see the awesome glory of the in the cloud. NIV 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. NLT 11 Then the said to Moses, NIV 11 The LORD said to Moses, NLT 12 “I have heard the Israelites’ complaints. Now tell them, ‘In the evening you will have meat to eat, and in the morning you will have all the bread you want. Then you will know that I am the your God.’” NIV 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.' " NLT 13 That evening vast numbers of quail flew in and covered the camp. And the next morning the area around the camp was wet with dew. NIV 13 That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. NLT 14 When the dew evaporated, a flaky substance as fine as frost blanketed the ground. NIV 14 When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. NLT 15 The Israelites were puzzled when they saw it. “What is it?” they asked each other. They had no idea what it was. And Moses told them, “It is the food the has given you to eat. NIV 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. NLT 16 These are the ’s instructions: Each household should gather as much as it needs. Pick up two quarts for each person in your tent.” NIV 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.' " NLT 17 So the people of Israel did as they were told. Some gathered a lot, some only a little. NIV 17 The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little. NLT 18 But when they measured it out, everyone had just enough. Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had enough. Each family had just what it needed. NIV 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. NLT 19 Then Moses told them, “Do not keep any of it until morning.” NIV 19 Then Moses said to them, "No one is to keep any of it until morning." NLT 20 But some of them didn’t listen and kept some of it until morning. But by then it was full of maggots and had a terrible smell. Moses was very angry with them. NIV 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. NLT 21 After this the people gathered the food morning by morning, each family according to its need. And as the sun became hot, the flakes they had not picked up melted and disappeared. NIV 21 Each morning everyone gathered as much as he needed, and when the sun grew hot, it melted away. NLT 22 On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much as usual—four quarts for each person instead of two. Then all the leaders of the community came and asked Moses for an explanation. NIV 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. NLT 23 He told them, “This is what the commanded: Tomorrow will be a day of complete rest, a holy Sabbath day set apart for the . So bake or boil as much as you want today, and set aside what is left for tomorrow.” NIV 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.' " NLT 24 So they put some aside until morning, just as Moses had commanded. And in the morning the leftover food was wholesome and good, without maggots or odor. NIV 24 So they saved it until morning, as Moses commanded, and it did not stink or get maggots in it. NLT 25 Moses said, “Eat this food today, for today is a Sabbath day dedicated to the . There will be no food on the ground today. NIV 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. NLT 26 You may gather the food for six days, but the seventh day is the Sabbath. There will be no food on the ground that day.” NIV 26 Six days you are to gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will not be any." NLT 27 Some of the people went out anyway on the seventh day, but they found no food. NIV 27 Nevertheless, some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather it, but they found none. NLT 28 The asked Moses, “How long will these people refuse to obey my commands and instructions? NIV 28 Then the LORD said to Moses, "How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my instructions? NLT 29 They must realize that the Sabbath is the ’s gift to you. That is why he gives you a two-day supply on the sixth day, so there will be enough for two days. On the Sabbath day you must each stay in your place. Do not go out to pick up food on the seventh day.” NIV 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." NLT 30 So the people did not gather any food on the seventh day. NIV 30 So the people rested on the seventh day. NLT 31 The Israelites called the food manna. It was white like coriander seed, and it tasted like honey wafers. NIV 31 The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey. NLT 32 Then Moses said, “This is what the has commanded: Fill a two-quart container with manna to preserve it for your descendants. Then later generations will be able to see the food I gave you in the wilderness when I set you free from Egypt.” NIV 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.' " NLT 33 Moses said to Aaron, “Get a jar and fill it with two quarts of manna. Then put it in a sacred place before the to preserve it for all future generations.” NIV 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." NLT 34 Aaron did just as the had commanded Moses. He eventually placed it in the Ark of the Covenant—in front of the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant. NIV 34 As the LORD commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna in front of the Testimony, that it might be kept. NLT 35 So the people of Israel ate manna for forty years until they arrived at the land where they would settle. They ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan. NIV 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. NLT 36 The container used to measure the manna was an omer, which was one-tenth of an ephah; it held about two quarts. NIV 36 (An omer is one tenth of an ephah.)