They willfully put God to the test1 by demanding the food they craved.2
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They spoke against God,3 saying, "Can God spread a table in the desert?
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When he struck the rock, water gushed out,4 and streams flowed abundantly. But can he also give us food? Can he supply meat5 for his people?"
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When the LORD heard them, he was very angry; his fire broke out6 against Jacob, and his wrath rose against Israel,
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for they did not believe in God or trust7 in his deliverance.
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Yet he gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens;8
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he rained down manna9 for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven.
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Men ate the bread of angels; he sent them all the food they could eat.