Exodus 16:19

19 Moses said to them, "Don't leave any of it 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 People of Israel went to work and started gathering, some more, some less,
18 but when they measured out what they had gathered, those who gathered more had no extra and those who gathered less weren't short - each person had gathered as much as was needed.
19 Moses said to them, "Don't leave any of it until morning."
20 But they didn't listen to Moses. A few of the men kept back some of it until morning. It got wormy and smelled bad. And Moses lost his temper with them.
21 They gathered it every morning, each person according to need. Then the sun heated up and it melted.