THE SECOND BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
Israel murmurs for want of bread, and lusts for the flesh pots of Egypt—The Lord rains bread from heaven, and sends quail for meat—Israel given manna each day, except the Sabbath, for forty years.
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.
And the whole congregation of the children of Israel amurmured
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 aflesh
when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with bhunger
¶ Then said the Lord
unto Moses, Behold, I will rain abread
from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain brate
every day, that I may cprove
them, whether they will dwalk
in my law, or no.
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.
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 in the morning, then ye shall see the aglory
of the Lord
; for that he heareth your murmurings against the Lord
: and what are
we, that ye murmur against us?
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 amurmurings are
not against us, but bagainst
¶ And Moses aspake
unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the Lord
: for he hath heard your murmurings.
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 aglory
of the Lord
appeared in the bcloud
¶ And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
I have heard the amurmurings
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
And it came to pass, that at even the aquails
came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the bhost
And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay
a small around bthing
small as the hoar frost on the ground.
And when the children of Israel saw it,
they said one to another, aIt is bmanna
: for they wist not what it was.
And Moses said unto them, This is
which the Lord
hath given you to eat.
¶ This is
the thing which the Lord
hath commanded, Gather of it every man aaccording
eating, an comer
for every man, according to
the number of your persons; take ye every man for them
in his tents.
And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
And when they did mete it
with an omer, he that agathered
much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
Notwithstanding they ahearkened
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 gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun awaxed
hot, it melted.
¶ 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 acongregation
came and told Moses.
And he said unto them, This is that
which the Lord
hath said, To morrow is
the rest of the holy asabbath
unto the Lord
: bbake that
which ye will bake to day,
that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the Lord: to day ye shall not find it in the field.
Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
¶ 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 the Lord
said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to akeep
my commandments and my laws?
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.
So the people rested on the seventh day.
And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was
seed, white; and the taste of it was
like wafers made
¶ And Moses said, This is
the thing which the Lord
commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your agenerations
; 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 unto Aaron, Take a apot
, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the Lord
, to be kept for your generations.
As the Lord
commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the aTestimony
, to be kept.
And the children of Israel did eat amanna
forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
Now an aomer is
the tenth part
of an ephah.