Exodus 16:15
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English Standard Version
When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, What is it? For they knew not what it was. And Moses said unto them, It is the bread which Jehovah hath given you to eat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another: Manhu! which signifieth: What is this! for they knew not what it was. And Moses said to them: This is the bread, which the Lord hath given you to eat.

English Revised Version
And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, What is it? for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, It is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they knew not what it was. And Moses said to them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But before Jehovah manifested Himself to the people in His glory, by relieving their distress, He gave them to behold His glory in the cloud, and by speaking out of the cloud, confirmed both the reproaches and promises of His servants. In the murmuring of the people, their unbelief in the actual presence of God had been clearly manifested. "It was a deep unbelief," says Luther, "that they had thus fallen back, letting go the word and promise of God, and forgetting His former miracles and aid." Even the pillar of cloud, this constant sign of the gracious guidance of God, had lost its meaning in the eyes of the people; so that it was needful to inspire the murmuring multitude with a salutary fear of the majesty of Jehovah, not only that their rebellion against the God who had watched them with a father's care might be brought to mind, but also that the fact might be deeply impressed upon their hearts, that the food about to be sent was a gift of His grace. "Coming near before Jehovah" (Exodus 16:9), was coming out of the tents to the place where the cloud was standing. On thus coming out, "they turned towards the desert" (Exodus 16:10), i.e., their faces were directed towards the desert of Sin; "and, behold, the glory of Jehovah appeared in the cloud," i.e., in a flash of light bursting forth from the cloud, and revealing the majesty of God. This extraordinary sign of the glory of God appeared in the desert, partly to show the estrangement of the murmuring nation from its God, but still more to show to the people, that God could glorify Himself by bestowing gifts upon His people even in the barren wilderness. For Jehovah spoke to Moses out of this sign, and confirmed to the people what Moses had promised them (Exodus 16:11, Exodus 16:12).

Exodus 16:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

it is manna or what is this? or it is a portion

Exodus 16:31,33 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white...

Deuteronomy 8:3,16 And he humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knew not, neither did your fathers know...

Joshua 5:12 And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more...

Nehemiah 9:15,20 And gave them bread from heaven for their hunger, and brought forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst...

John 6:31,32,49,58 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat...

1 Corinthians 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

Hebrews 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna...

Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna...

this is

Exodus 16:4 Then said the LORD to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you...

Numbers 21:5 And the people spoke against God, and against Moses, Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?...

Proverbs 9:5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

Luke 12:30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knows that you have need of these things.

Cross References
John 6:31
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"

1 Corinthians 10:3
and all ate the same spiritual food,

Exodus 16:4
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.

Deuteronomy 8:16
who fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end.

Nehemiah 9:15
You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger and brought water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and you told them to go in to possess the land that you had sworn to give them.

Psalm 78:24
and he rained down on them manna to eat and gave them the grain of heaven.

Psalm 105:40
They asked, and he brought quail, and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.

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