Exodus 16:5

5 On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, 1it will be twice as much as they gather daily."

Exodus 16:5 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 16:5

And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day
Of the week, and from the raining of the bread, which was on the first day of the week:

they shall prepare that which they bring in;
the Targum of Jonathan adds, to eat on the sabbath day; what they did not consume on the sixth day was to be prepared and reserved for the seventh day; that is, it was to be baked or boiled as they thought fit to have it, or eat it as it was, which they pleased, see ( Exodus 16:23 ) only one part of it was to be kept till the next day:

and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily:
on that day should be rained double what fell on other days, and so twice as much should be gathered up; the reason for which is not here mentioned, but afterwards given; though Moses no doubt was now made acquainted with it, or otherwise he could not have informed the princes and people of it, as he afterwards did, ( Exodus 16:23 Exodus 16:25 Exodus 16:26 Exodus 16:29 ) .

Exodus 16:5 In-Context

3 and the people of Israel said to them, "Would that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger."
4 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.
5 On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily."
6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, "At evening you shall know that it was the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
7 and in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against the LORD. For what are we, that you grumble against us?"

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