And they journey from Elim, and all the company of the sons
of Israel come in unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and
Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month of their going out from the
land of Egypt.
And all the company of the sons of Israel murmur against
Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness;
and the sons of Israel say unto them, 'Oh that we had died
by the hand of Jehovah in the land of Egypt, in our sitting by the flesh-pot,
in our eating bread to satiety -- for ye have brought us out unto this
wilderness to put all this assembly to death with hunger.'
And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Lo, I am raining to you bread
from the heavens -- and the people have gone out and gathered the matter of a
day in its day -- so that I try them whether they walk in My law, or not;
and it hath been on the sixth day, that they have prepared
that which they bring in, and it hath been double above that which they gather
day by day.'
And Moses saith -- Aaron also -- unto all the sons of
Israel, 'Evening -- and ye have known that Jehovah hath brought you out from
the land of Egypt;
and morning -- and ye have seen the honour of Jehovah, in
His hearing your murmurings against Jehovah, and what are we, that ye
murmur against us?'
And Moses saith, 'In Jehovah's giving to you in the evening
flesh to eat, and bread in the morning to satiety -- in Jehovah's hearing your
murmurings, which ye are murmuring against Him, and what are we? your
murmurings are not against us, but against Jehovah.'
And Moses saith unto Aaron, 'Say unto all the company of the
sons of Israel, Come ye near before Jehovah, for He hath heard your
and it cometh to pass, when Aaron is speaking unto all the
company of the sons of Israel, that they turn towards the wilderness, and lo,
the honour of Jehovah is seen in the cloud.
And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
'I have heard the murmurings of the sons of Israel; speak
unto them, saying, Between the evenings ye eat flesh, and in the morning ye are
satisfied with bread, and ye have known that I am Jehovah your
And it cometh to pass in the evening, that the quail cometh
up, and covereth the camp, and in the morning there hath been the lying of dew
round about the camp,
and the lying of the dew goeth up, and lo, on the face of
the wilderness a thin, bare thing, thin as hoar-frost on the earth.
And the sons of Israel see, and say one unto another, 'What is
it?' for they have not known what it is; and Moses saith unto them, 'It is
the bread which Jehovah hath given to you for food.
'This is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded:
Gather of it each according to his eating, an omer for a poll; and the number
of your persons, take ye each for those in his tent.'
And the sons of Israel do so, and they gather, he who is gathering
much, and he who is gathering little;
and they measure with an omer, and he who is gathering
much hath nothing over, and he who is gathering little hath no lack,
each according to his eating they have gathered.
And Moses saith unto them, 'Let no man leave of it till
and they have not hearkened unto Moses, and some of them do
leave of it till morning, and it bringeth up worms and stinketh; and Moses is
wroth with them.
And they gather it morning by morning, each according to his
eating; when the sun hath been warm, then it hath melted.
And it cometh to pass on the sixth day, they have gathered a
second bread, two omers for one, and all the princes of the company come in,
and declare to Moses.
And he saith unto them, 'It is that which Jehovah
hath spoken of; a rest -- a holy sabbath to Jehovah -- is
to-morrow; that which ye bake, bake; and that which ye boil, boil; and all that
is over, let rest for yourselves in charge till the morning.'
And they let it rest until the morning, as Moses hath
commanded, and it hath not stank, and a worm hath not been in it.
And Moses saith, 'Eat it to-day, for to-day is a
sabbath to Jehovah; to-day ye find it not in the field:
six days ye do gather it, and in the seventh day -- the
sabbath -- in it there is none.'
And it cometh to pass on the seventh day, some of the people
have gone out to gather, and have not found.
And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'How long have ye refused to
keep My commands, and My laws?
see, because Jehovah hath given to you the sabbath,
therefore He is giving to you on the sixth day bread of two days; abide ye each
in his place, no one doth go out from his place on the seventh day.'
And the people rest on the seventh day,
and the house of Israel call its name Manna, and it is
as coriander seed, white; and its taste is as a cake with honey.
And Moses saith, 'This is the thing which Jehovah
hath commanded: Fill the omer with it, for a charge for your generations, so
that they see the bread which I have caused you to eat in the wilderness, in My
bringing you out from the land of Egypt.'
And Moses saith unto Aaron, 'Take one pot, and put there the
fulness of the omer of manna, and let it rest before Jehovah, for a charge for
as Jehovah hath given commandment unto Moses, so doth Aaron
let it rest before the Testimony, for a charge.
And the sons of Israel have eaten the manna forty years,
until their coming in unto the land to be inhabited; the manna they have eaten
till their coming in unto the extremity of the land of Canaan.
and the omer is a tenth of the ephah.