Exodus 16:34

34 As the LORD commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna with the tablets of the covenant law, so that it might be preserved.

Exodus 16:34 in Other Translations

KJV
34 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
ESV
34 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron placed it before the testimony to be kept.
NLT
34 Aaron did just as the LORD 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.
MSG
34 Aaron did what God commanded Moses. He set it aside before The Testimony to preserve it.
CSB
34 As the Lord commanded Moses, Aaron placed it before the testimony to be preserved.

Exodus 16:34 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 16:34

As the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the
testimony, to be kept.
] That is, before the ark of the testimony; when that was made, as it was in a little time after this, called the testimony, because it contained in it the law, which was a testimony or testification of the mind and will of God unto Israel, see ( Exodus 25:16 Exodus 25:21 Exodus 25:22 ) the apostle says, the pot of manna was in the ark, ( Hebrews 9:4 ) that is, on one side of it, (See Gill on Hebrews 9:4).

Exodus 16:34 In-Context

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 wilderness when I brought you out of Egypt.’ ”
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.”
34 As the LORD commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna with the tablets of the covenant law, so that it might be preserved.
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.
36 (An omer is one-tenth of an ephah.)

Cross References 1

  • 1. Ex 25:16,21,22; Exodus 27:21; Exodus 31:18; Exodus 40:20; Leviticus 16:13; Numbers 1:50; Numbers 7:89; Numbers 10:11; Numbers 17:4,10; Deuteronomy 10:2; 1 Kings 8:9; 2 Chronicles 5:10