Psalms 78:24

24 he rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven.

Psalms 78:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.
ESV
24 and he rained down on them manna to eat and gave them the grain of heaven.
NLT
24 He rained down manna for them to eat; he gave them bread from heaven.
MSG
24 He rained down showers of manna to eat, he gave them the Bread of Heaven.
CSB
24 He rained manna for them to eat; He gave them grain from heaven.

Psalms 78:24 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:24

And had rained down manna upon them to eat
So called, either from (hnm) , "manah", which signifies to prepare, appoint, and distribute, because this was food prepared of God for the Israelites without them, and was their provision, their appointed portion, and which was daily distributed to them in measure; or from the words (wh Nm) , "man hu", what is it? which they used at first sight of the manna, they not knowing what it was, and hence called it "man"; or "manna"; this the Lord rained down from heaven, as he promised he would, that they might have food to eat; see ( Exodus 16:4 Exodus 16:15 )

and had given them of the corn of heaven;
bread corn springs out of the earth, but this was corn from heaven, very unusual and wonderful; this greatly aggravated the unbelief of the Israelites, and shows their great ingratitude, that after all this they should disbelieve the Lord, and not trust in his salvation; the manna was a type of Christ, who is called the hidden manna, ( 1 Corinthians 10:3 ) ( Revelation 2:17 ) , (See Gill on John 6:32).

Psalms 78:24 In-Context

22 for they did not believe in God or trust in his deliverance.
23 Yet he gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens;
24 he rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven.
25 Human beings ate the bread of angels; he sent them all the food they could eat.
26 He let loose the east wind from the heavens and by his power made the south wind blow.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 16:4; John 6:31*