Exodus 16:21
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New International Version
Each morning everyone gathered as much as they needed, and when the sun grew hot, it melted away.

New Living Translation
After this the people gathered the food morning by morning, each family according to its need. And as the sun became hot, the flakes they had not picked up melted and disappeared.

English Standard Version
Morning by morning they gathered it, each as much as he could eat; but when the sun grew hot, it melted.

New American Standard Bible
They gathered it morning by morning, every man as much as he should eat; but when the sun grew hot, it would melt.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They gathered it every morning. Each gathered as much as he needed to eat, but when the sun grew hot, it melted.

International Standard Version
Every morning they gathered it, according to what each needed to eat; and when the sun became hot, it melted.

NET Bible
So they gathered it each morning, each person according to what he could eat, and when the sun got hot, it would melt.

New Heart English Bible
They gathered it morning by morning, everyone according to his eating. When the sun grew hot, it melted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Each morning they gathered as much food as they could eat. When the sun was hot, it melted away.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they gathered it morning by morning, every man according to his eating; and as the sun waxed hot, it melted.

New American Standard 1977
And they gathered it morning by morning, every man as much as he should eat; but when the sun grew hot, it would melt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they gathered it early in the morning, each one according to his eating; and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.

King James 2000 Bible
And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun grew hot, it melted.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now every one of them gathered in the morning, as much as might suffice to eat: and after the sun grew hot, it melted.

Darby Bible Translation
And they gathered it every morning, every man as much as he could eat; and when the sun became hot, it melted.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun became hot, it melted.

World English Bible
They gathered it morning by morning, everyone according to his eating. When the sun grew hot, it melted.

Young's Literal Translation
And they gather it morning by morning, each according to his eating; when the sun hath been warm, then it hath melted.
Study Bible
Manna and Quail from Heaven
20But they did not listen to Moses, and some left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and became foul; and Moses was angry with them. 21They gathered it morning by morning, every man as much as he should eat; but when the sun grew hot, it would melt. 22Now on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one. When all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses,…
Cross References
Exodus 16:20
But they did not listen to Moses, and some left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and became foul; and Moses was angry with them.

Exodus 16:22
Now on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one. When all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses,
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Verse 21. - When the sun waxed hot it melted. The manna had to be gathered early. What had not been collected before the sun grew hot, melted away and disappeared from sight. In this respect the miraculous manna resembled both the manna of commerce and the "air-honey."

CHAPTER 16:22-30 And they gathered it every morning,.... From the time the morning began, during four hours, or to the fourth hour, as the Targum of Jonathan; that is, till ten o'clock in the morning: this was a very wonderful thing that bread should be provided and rained every morning about the camp of Israel, in such plenty as to be sufficient to feed such a vast body of people; and that for forty years together:

every man according to his eating; according to the number of persons he had in his family to eat of it, and as much as everyone could eat; there never was any lack or scarcity of it, but every morning there it was for them, and they gathered it, an omer for everyone:

and when the sun waxed hot, it melted; and so what was left ungathered, being exhaled by the sun and laid up in the clouds, generated and increased, and became a provision to be let down the next morning; it being the will of God that it should not be trampled upon or exposed; and that the Israelites might be diligent, and not neglect the time of gathering it: and the Targum of Jonathan says, from the fourth hour, or ten o'clock and onward, the sun was hot upon it and melted it, which is the time of day when the sun is hottest: and some things, we may observe, are hardened by the sun, and others are softened, as the manna was, even to a liquefaction; though otherwise it was of so hard a nature as to be beaten in a mortar and ground in a mill, Numbers 11:8. 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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