Exodus Chapter 16

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Exodus 16

1 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.

2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

3 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 flesh pots, 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 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:

7 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?

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

12 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.

13 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.

14 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.

15 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.

16 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.

17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.

18 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.

19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.

20 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.

21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.

22 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.

23 And he said unto them, This is that which the Lord hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.

24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.

25 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.

26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.

27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.

28 And the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?

29 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.

30 So the people rested on the seventh day.

31 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.

32 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.

33 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.

34 As the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

35 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.

36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

27 thoughts on “Exodus Chapter 16

  1. This chapter reminds us that the Lord is our Provider as the Israelites came to see in this chapter. Psalm 54:4 and Phillippians 4:19 AMP “Behold, God is my helper and ally; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul [my upholder].” and “And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Thank you Jesus for being my Provider.

  2. 19. And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.

    They had to throw away any leftovers every night, so that they couldn’t depend on their own gathering to feed themselves the next day, but depended on God every day…we must also realize that we need God every single day. Whether we have little or much, it all comes from Him!

    Matthew 6:11
    Give us this day our daily bread.

  3. The people complained and God had mercy and provided for them. Even after God showed his mercy and power, they did not obey and follow his instructions. Are we any different today? The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  4. THE LORD IS LISTENING

    11 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
    12 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.

    The LORD is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Moses the Spiritual leader may not have heard the followers complain, but the LORD did.

    GOD told on the people.

    Gossip is often accused, where there is revelation. We remember the all seeing, all hearing GOD of Glory is listening and watching. Murmuring and complaining about situations seems to garner the action of the LORD.

    SPEAK Life, BE Thankful, OFFER Praise. These are the keys to MORE JOY

    iRepent
    iPraise
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  5. Is it odd they arrived in wilderness of Sin the day after Valentines day 🙂

    1 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.

    When we begin to worry and complain, try to remeber, that God hears all our murmurings. God promises a constant supply of what we have need of. Maybe he is trying our faith whether we will trust him, and be satisfied with the bread of the day in its day.

  6. Remember your testimony

    33 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.

    When you share your testimony it should be the wonderful things that God has done for you. There is a line between giving glory to your past and sharing your testimony. The children of Israel only kept what was good to tell the generations. Leave all the junk in your past and take the good with you.

  7. iLove to eat More Word

    \8And 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.

    Wow, when we complain we are actually complaining against the Lord. These scriptures should help us be more grateful and Give God all the glory!

  8. On the journey to Sinai the events illustrate the Israelites need for law. They complain angrily about food yet God supplies meat and manna. They quarrel with Moses and questions God’s commitment yet God supplies water.

  9. Be careful when you chose to murmur and complain because God hears and sees all. Especially if you’re complaints are directed at authorities in your life, because not only are you murmuring about them, but against God.

  10. 2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

    3 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 flesh pots, 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.
    Just a few moments ago, they were praising God for rescuing them and now they’re complaining against Him. They forgot their blessings, what God had brought them out of. Lord let this serve as a reminder to me to not forget what I’ve been through and what He had brought me out of.

  11. 3 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 flesh pots, 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.

    When we are tempted by our past we tend to longer on good things that we miss. We forget the big picture of what God delivered us from. The children of Israel were focused on the food of Egypt instead of remembering that the Egyptians had forced them into slavery. That is why our testimony is so important. Not only does it tell the world where Jesus brought us from but it also reminds us so we aren’t tempted to go back.

  12. 6-7 Moses and Aaron told the People of Israel, “This evening you will know that it is God who brought you out of Egypt; and in the morning you will see the Glory of God. Yes, he’s listened to your complaints against him. You haven’t been complaining against us, you know, but against God.”

    “you haven’t been complaining against us”
    “but against God”

    If we truly understood this concept, we would never complain again.
    How can we can complain about the trials that He is putting us through to mold us into something better?

    In John 10:30 it states “I and my Father are one”.

    When we are complaining about people or certain circumstances, we are also complaining about God’s work.

    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    Once we understand that it is God we would be complaining about, we also understand that it is advisory that is the real root of the problem.

    So have joy, spread kindness and treat others (even the ones you want to complain about) how you want to be treated.

    Matthew 7:12 In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets.

  13. God is a miracle working God!!!!

    20 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.

    I will never understand how people can see miracle after miracle and still doubt God. How can they after all God done for them not trust in Him. God has showed His power time and time again, but they keep murmuring and complaining. Is like nothing can make them happy, they want more and more of God. They are not happy with everything He has done, they demand more. Lord keep me in check let me be happy with your will on my life and to always know that you give me enough everyday. In Jesus Name Amen

  14. Exodus 16:12
    “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.”

    Know ye that the LORD he is God. God is our Supplier. God shall supply all our need.
    Phil. 4:19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

  15. 35 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.
    36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an

    Tithe on everything. Even the blessings of God. What he has provided for you. Give the very best you have.

  16. 12 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.
    13 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.

    God you are so GOOD. Even today YOU (Jesus) provide in ways that we haven’t even thought of, and couldn’t even imagine. Thank you.

  17. 7 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?

    8 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.

    Be careful when you want to speak against what has been provided for you.

  18. Exodus 16:16 (KJV Strong’s)

    16 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.

    Exodus 16:36 (KJV Strong’s)

    36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

    The people were allowed a tenth of an Omer for each person. This was about 2 quarts. This was establishing in the minds of the people the necessity of tithing. One tenth was their daily provision.

    It’s amazing that every day the manna came like clock work. God provided more than enough for each person.

    The wilderness teaches us that throughout the journey God is our supplier.

  19. “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 word of God (Jesus) stated their murmuring (complaining) was about/toward the Creator (Jesus) himself. One should first realize the real man of God is chosen by God, and not by man. One should then realize the man of God is also flesh just as oneself, however the real man of God is a chosen messenger for God; as such one would be wise to consider ones words “your murmurings are not against us, but against the Lord”. Dear God, forgive us (me) of any/all murmuring that according to your word was against you, and bless the real man of God in Jesus name; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In God we trust”. “One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  20. 4 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.

    5 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.

    God gives us a daily bread or portion of His Word it us up to us to be sensitive enough and faithful enough to read it. The good thing is as we consume His Word He multiples it within us.

  21. “GOD said to Moses, “I’m going to rain bread down from the skies for you. The people will go out and gather each day’s ration. I’m going to test them to see if they’ll live according to my Teaching or not. On the sixth day, when they prepare what they have gathered, it will turn out to be twice as much as their daily ration.””
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭16:4-5‬ ‭MSG‬‬
    http://bible.com/97/exo.16.4-5.msg

    There will be times where God will test your intentions.

  22. This story illustrates God’s provision. He gave them enough for the day and enough for two days before the sabbath. When God is testing us, only what we need is provided.

  23. 7 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?

    8 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.

    We should put our spirits in check and make sure one does not fall into murmurings and complaining. It may just be that you are not talking bad about leadership or the programs but agaisnt the Lord himslef.

  24. Trusting he Lord for the daily bread I was hard for them. They were used to complaining. They were used to bondage. They were used to mistreatment. Even when we are in the middle of situations or people who are like this we must trust in the joy of the Lord and know that he will provide for us our daily bread if we obey.

  25. “Then the Lord spoke to Moses. He said, “How long will all of you refuse to obey my commands and my teachings?”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭16:28‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    Rules – Relationship = Rebellion 

    It seems like Moses kept leading and encouraging them to take it to the Lord in prayer. To grow a deeper relationship with the Lord. When that happens our outlook on life begins to change. Things that seem impossible will be possible. 

  26. 3 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 flesh pots, 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.

    The poverty mentality is lethal. Just thinking “We may not of had much in bondage but at least we had something.” is dangerous because it gives room to fear and doubt God’s ability to provide. When they recognize that God is in control all they have to do is stay in line and their tune will change. God didn’t bring them out of Egypt to let them die in the wilderness. God doesn’t bring us out of sinfulnes to leave us stranded. We don’t have to stay in the wilderness because if God will bring you to it He will bring you through it.

  27. 8 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.

    When we murmur and complain against other people, we are not sinning against them, but against God.

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