1 Then they set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the sons of Israel came to the wilderness of aSin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on bthe fifteenth day of the second month after their departure from the land of Egypt.
2 The whole congregation of the sons of Israel agrumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
3 The sons of Israel said to them, “aWould that we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, bwhen we sat by the pots of 1meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, aI will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may btest them, whether or not they will walk in My 1instruction.
5 “aOn the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.”
8 Moses said, “This will happen when the Lord gives you 1meat to eat in the evening, and bread to the full in the morning; for the Lord hears your grumblings which you grumble against Him. And what are we? Your grumblings are anot against us but against the Lord.”
9 Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, ‘aCome near before the Lord, for He has heard your grumblings.’ ”
12 “aI have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying, ‘1At twilight you shall eat 2meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and byou shall know that I am the Lord your God.’ ”
19 Moses said to them, “aLet no man leave any of it until morning.”
21 They gathered it morning by morning, every man 1as much as he should eat; but when the sun grew hot, it would melt.
23 then he said to them, “This is what the Lord 1meant: aTomorrow is a sabbath observance, a holy sabbath to the Lord. Bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and ball that is left over 2put aside to be kept until morning.”
29 “See, 1the Lord has given you the sabbath; therefore He gives you bread for two days on the sixth day. Remain every man in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”
32 Then Moses said, “This is 1what the Lord has commanded, ‘Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread that I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’ ”
33 Moses said to Aaron, “aTake a jar and put an omerful of manna in it, and place it before the Lord to be kept throughout your generations.”
34 As the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron placed it before athe Testimony, to be kept.
35 aThe sons of Israel ate the manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate the manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
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