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Nehemiah 9:15

15 In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock; you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand to give them.

Read Nehemiah 9:15 Using Other Translations

And gavest them bread from heaven for their hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them.
You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger and brought water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and you told them to go in to possess the land that you had sworn to give them.
“You gave them bread from heaven when they were hungry and water from the rock when they were thirsty. You commanded them to go and take possession of the land you had sworn to give them.

What does Nehemiah 9:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 9:15

And gavest them bread from heaven for their hunger
To satisfy that, meaning the manna, ( Exodus 16:3 Exodus 16:4 )

and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock, for their thirst;
to quench it; this was done both quickly after they came out of the land of Egypt, and a little before their entrance into the land of Canaan, see ( Exodus 17:6 ) ( Numbers 20:8 Numbers 20:11 )

and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land
which thou hadst sworn to give them;
which oath was made to them and to their fathers also, see ( Numbers 14:30 ) ( Deuteronomy 1:8 ) .

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