Exodus 16:19

19 Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it until morning.”

Exodus 16:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
ESV
19 And Moses said to them, "Let no one leave any of it over till the morning."
NLT
19 Then Moses told them, “Do not keep any of it until morning.”
MSG
19 Moses said to them, "Don't leave any of it until morning."
CSB
19 Moses said to them, "No one is to let any of it remain until morning."

Exodus 16:19 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 16:19

And Moses said unto them
At the same time he gave the direction to them about gathering it, and measuring out to every man an omer:

let no man leave of it until the morning;
not that every man was bound to eat up the quantity distributed to him; he might give what he could not eat to those that could eat more, if there were any such; or he might give it to his cattle, or cast it away, but he was not to reserve it until the next day for his use; which was to teach him that God would bestow this benefit and blessing on him daily, and he might expect it, whose mercies are new every morning; and to instruct him to live every day upon the providence of God for his daily food; as indeed every man ought to do so, let his circumstances be ever so affluent; and, in a more spiritual and evangelic sense, it teaches believers to live continually every day by faith on Christ, and to say day by day, Lord, evermore give us this bread, ( John 6:34 ) .

Exodus 16:19 In-Context

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.”
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 everyone gathered as much as they needed, and when the sun grew hot, it melted away.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 23; Exodus 12:10; Exodus 23:18