- And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
Then from Elim they travelled and came unto a place named Sin, on the 15th day of the second month.
- And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness
- and the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
And ALL of the children of Israel muttered words against Moses and Aaron,
Wouldn’t God have preferred that we die in Egypt of labour than to come out here and die of hunger?
- Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
And the Lord said to Moses, I will rain bread for you (literally. A rain of bread) and the people are to go out and gather a certain amount of bread every day. And I will test them, to see if they will walk in my law (obey me) or not.
- And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.
But on the 6th day, they are to have twice as much, to cover for the seventh day.
- And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the Lord hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:
And Moses and Aaron said to them. This evening, you will know that the Lord brought you out of Egypt.
- and in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the Lord; for that he heareth your murmurings against the Lord : and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
And in the morning, you will all see the Glory of God, because all your murmurings are against him…who are we for you to murmur against?
- And Moses said, This shall be, when the Lord shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the Lord heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him : and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the Lord.
The lord will give you flesh (meat of animals) in the evening to eat and bread to eat to the fullest.
- And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the Lord: for he hath heard your murmurings.
And Moses instructed Aaron to tell Israel to come close, before the lord, because he has heard their murmurings.
Since it is God who is responding to your murmuring and not us, know that you have murmured against him.
With the thing that even happened and those that happened back in Egypt, Aaron still looked like the one whom God sent.
- And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud.
And just as Aaron spoke, all of Israel looked into the wilderness and they saw what? THE GLORY OF THE LORD appeared in the cloud. (Now the instruction was…come close, before the presence of the lord, and they saw the glory. That is the way to see the glory. Come close before his presence and you will see).
- And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
- I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.
- And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.
And in the evening, quails came to be in their camp. So there was flesh to eat.
And in the morning there was dew surrounding the camp.
- And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
And when the dew went up, all around the ground, they saw a small round thing, as small as ice /snow flakes
- And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.
And when they saw it and did not know what it was, they said….what is this manna? And Moses said…this is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.
(Forgive me but 😂 I imagine them saying what ‘manna’ of thing is this?) Someone once told me man-ha is ‘what is?’
- This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
And this is the word of the lord, let one man take one Omer (1/10 of Ephah) according to the number of people you have (this was the test) one person can pack for all the people in his tent but he should measure it…an Omer per person.
- And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
And they gathered. Some took more, some took less. Nobody took exactly what was to be taken. They’ve failed. It just shows that they do. To obey Gods word.
- And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
And when they measured it, those who had taken more, surprisingly it was exactly an Omer per person in their tent. It balanced itself. Those who took less, somehow, it balanced as well and was an Omer per person.😳😳😳😳
- And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
And Moses said ‘none of you should leave it till morning’ no saving it up.
- Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
And they did not listen. Some of them…not all…some left it till morning and worms came upon it and it smelt terribly. And Moses was angry with them. They failed the same test…again
- And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
And they took it every morning, as the dew brought it and whenever the sun comes up it melts away so it can only be eaten early in the day.
- And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
On the 6th day, they took two Omer’s per person
And those in charge came and told Moses that they had followed the instruction.
- And he said unto them, This is that which the Lord hath said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: bake that which ye will bake today, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
And Moses told them, tomorrow is the Sabbath – the rest of the lord. And since he is resting, he is not sending anything.
Make all that you will make today. No work should be done tomorrow, the leftover of today becomes food for tomorrow.
- And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
And they listened to Moses and kept it till morning and nothing happened to the bread. It didn’t stink neither did worms come upon it.
- And Moses said, Eat that today; for today is a sabbath unto the Lord: today ye shall not find it in the field.
And it was the Sabbath, and Moses told them to eat that which was left on the previous night, because they won’t see it come from the sky today.
- Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
This you should gather for 6 days, of which the 6th day will be double portions, then on the 7th day you will do nothing.
- And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
And some people still ran out early on the 7th day to gather, before it melts when the sun comes up, and on getting there, they didn’t see. They failed the same test the third time.
- And the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
And the lord spoke to Moses and asked him…HOW LONG DO YOU ALL REFUSE TO KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS?
- See, for that the Lord hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days: abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
NO MAN IS TO GO OUT ON THE SABBATH that is why I gave you double on the 6th day, but yet some still came outside to see if they will find.
- So the people rested on the seventh day.
So, the people rested on the seventh day.
- And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
Israel then called it manna. What is? It looked like coriander seed, it was white, and it’s taste was like wafers made with honey. 😋😋
- And Moses said, This is the thing which the Lord commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.
And Moses said…the lord said…take an Omer of it…don’t eat …keep it for your generations, that they might see what I used to feed you in the wilderness when I brought you from Egypt. That automatically means it won’t spoil forever.
- And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the Lord, to be kept for your generations.
And Moses told Aaron to take a pot and put manna in it and keep it before the lord, so that aaallll your generations can see it.
- As the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
Aaron then laid it up before the testimony. I’m guessing like a Christian museum in a location.
- And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited: they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
Israel ate manna for 40years all through the time they were in uninhabited land. Because they would not get to eat. But when they came to inhabited land (Canaan) it stopped.
- Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.