Exodus 16:17
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New International Version
The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little.

New Living Translation
So the people of Israel did as they were told. Some gathered a lot, some only a little.

English Standard Version
And the people of Israel did so. They gathered, some more, some less.

New American Standard Bible
The sons of Israel did so, and some gathered much and some little.

King James Bible
And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the Israelites did this. Some gathered a lot, some a little.

International Standard Version
The Israelis did this, some gathering much, some little.

NET Bible
The Israelites did so, and they gathered--some more, some less.

New Heart English Bible
The children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So that is what the Israelites did. Some gathered more, some less.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less.

New American Standard 1977
And the sons of Israel did so, and some gathered much and some little.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the sons of Israel did so and gathered, some more, some less.

King James 2000 Bible
And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.

American King James Version
And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.

American Standard Version
And the children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Israel did so: and they gathered, one more, another less.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some much, some little.

English Revised Version
And the children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.

World English Bible
The children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Israel do so, and they gather, he who is gathering much, and he who is gathering little;
Study Bible
Manna and Quail from Heaven
16"This is what the LORD has commanded, 'Gather of it every man as much as he should eat; you shall take an omer apiece according to the number of persons each of you has in his tent.'" 17The sons of Israel did so, and some gathered much and some little. 18When they measured it with an omer, he who had gathered much had no excess, and he who had gathered little had no lack; every man gathered as much as he should eat.…
Cross References
Exodus 16:16
"This is what the LORD has commanded, 'Gather of it every man as much as he should eat; you shall take an omer apiece according to the number of persons each of you has in his tent.'"

Exodus 16:18
When they measured it with an omer, he who had gathered much had no excess, and he who had gathered little had no lack; every man gathered as much as he should eat.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Verse 17. - The children of Israel did so The Israelites set themselves to obey Moses, and gathered what they supposed to be about an omer; but, as a matter of course, some of them exceeded the amount, while others fell short of it. There was no wilful disobedience thus far. And the children of Israel did so,.... They went out of the camp in the morning when it was fallen, and gathered it; which is expressive of believers going out of the camp, leaving the world, and all behind them for Christ; and of their going out of themselves to him, and of their going in and out, and finding pasture and food for their souls in him to live upon: and gathered some more, some less; some that were more robust and strong, that were more active and diligent, gathered in more than others; which may denote the different degree and exercise of faith in God's people; some are strong in it, and others weak; some attain to a greater degree of knowledge of Christ, and receive more grace from him, and have more spiritual peace, joy, and comfort in believing, and others less; see Romans 15:1. 16:13-21 At evening the quails came up, and the people caught with ease as many as they needed. The manna came down in dew. They called it Manna, Manhu, which means, What is this? It is a portion; it is that which our God has allotted us, and we will take it, and be thankful. It was pleasant food; it was wholesome food. The manna was rained from heaven; it appeared, when the dew was gone, as a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost, like coriander seed, in colour like pearls. The manna fell only six days in the week, and in double quantity on the sixth day; it bred worms and became offensive if kept more than one day, excepting on the sabbath. The people had never seen it before. It could be ground in a mill, or beaten in a mortar, and was then made into cakes and baked. It continued the forty years the Israelites were in the wilderness, wherever they went, and ceased when they arrived in Canaan. All this shows how different it was from any thing found before, or found now. They were to gather the manna every morning. We are hereby taught, 1. To be prudent and diligent in providing food for ourselves and our households; with quietness working, and eating our own bread, not the bread of idleness or deceit. God's bounty leaves room for man's duty; it did so even when manna was rained; they must not eat till they have gathered. 2. To be content with enough. Those that have most, have for themselves but food and raiment; those that have least, generally have these; so that he who gathers much has nothing over, and he who gathers little has no lack. There is not such a disproportion between one and another in the enjoyment of the things of this life, as in the mere possession of them. 3. To depend upon Providence: let them sleep quietly, though they have no bread in their tents, nor in all their camp, trusting that God, with the following day, would bring them in their daily bread. It was surer and safer in God's storehouse than their own, and would come thence sweeter and fresher. See here the folly of hoarding. The manna laid up by some, who thought themselves wiser, and better managers, than their neighbours, and who would provide lest it should fail next day, bred worms, and became good for nothing. That will prove to be most wasted, which is covetously and distrustfully spared. Such riches are corrupted, Jas 5:2,3. The same wisdom, power, and goodness that brought food daily from above for the Israelites in the wilderness, brings food yearly out of the earth in the constant course of nature, and gives us all things richly to enjoy.
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