Exodus 16:5

5 On the sixth day, when they prepare what they have gathered, it will turn out to be twice as much as their daily ration."

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 The Israelites said, "Why didn't God let us die in comfort in Egypt where we had lamb stew and all the bread we could eat? You've brought us out into this wilderness to starve us to death, the whole company of Israel!"
4 God said to Moses, "I'm going to rain bread down from the skies for you. The people will go out and gather each day's ration. I'm going to test them to see if they'll live according to my Teaching or not.
5 On the sixth day, when they prepare what they have gathered, it will turn out to be twice as much as their daily ration."
6 Moses and Aaron told the People of Israel, "This evening you will know that it is God who brought you out of Egypt;
7 and in the morning you will see the Glory of God. Yes, he's listened to your complaints against him. You haven't been complaining against us, you know, but against God."