Nehemiah 9:15

15 For their hunger you gave them bread from heaven, and for their thirst you brought water for them out of the rock, and you told them to go in to possess the land that you swore to give them.

Nehemiah 9:15 Meaning and Commentary

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 ) .

Nehemiah 9:15 In-Context

13 You came down also upon Mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, and gave them right ordinances and true laws, good statutes and commandments,
14 and you made known your holy sabbath to them and gave them commandments and statutes and a law through your servant Moses.
15 For their hunger you gave them bread from heaven, and for their thirst you brought water for them out of the rock, and you told them to go in to possess the land that you swore to give them.
16 "But they and our ancestors acted presumptuously and stiffened their necks and did not obey your commandments;
17 they refused to obey, and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them; but they stiffened their necks and determined to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and you did not forsake them.