Exodus 16:17

17 The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little.

Exodus 16:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
ESV
17 And the people of Israel did so. They gathered, some more, some less.
NLT
17 So the people of Israel did as they were told. Some gathered a lot, some only a little.
MSG
17 The People of Israel went to work and started gathering, some more, some less,
CSB
17 So the Israelites did this. Some gathered a lot, some a little.

Exodus 16:17 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 16:17

And the children of Israel did so
They went out of the camp in the morning when it was fallen, and gathered it; which is expressive of believers going out of the camp, leaving the world, and all behind them for Christ; and of their going out of themselves to him, and of their going in and out, and finding pasture and food for their souls in him to live upon: and gathered some more, some less; some that were more robust and strong, that were more active and diligent, gathered in more than others; which may denote the different degree and exercise of faith in God's people; some are strong in it, and others weak; some attain to a greater degree of knowledge of Christ, and receive more grace from him, and have more spiritual peace, joy, and comfort in believing, and others less; see ( Romans 15:1 Romans 15:13 ) .

Exodus 16:17 In-Context

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: ‘Everyone is to gather as much as they need. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.’ ”
17 The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little.
18 And when they measured it by the omer, the one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little. Everyone had gathered just as much as they needed.
19 Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it until morning.”