Exodus 16:18
New International Version
And when they measured it by the omer, the one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little. Everyone had gathered just as much as they needed.

New Living Translation
But when they measured it out, everyone had just enough. Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had enough. Each family had just what it needed.

English Standard Version
But when they measured it with an omer, whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack. Each of them gathered as much as he could eat.

Berean Study Bible
When they measured it by the omer, he who gathered much had no excess, and he who gathered little had no shortfall. Each one gathered as much as he needed to eat.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
So when they measured it by omers, he who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack. Every man had gathered according to each one’s need.

New American Standard Bible
When they measured it by the omer, the one who had gathered much did not have too much, and the one who had gathered little did not have too little; everyone gathered as much as he would eat.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 1977
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.

Amplified Bible
When they measured it with an omer, he who had gathered a large amount had no excess, and he who had gathered little had no lack; every man gathered according to his need (family size).

Christian Standard Bible
When they measured it by quarts, the person who gathered a lot had no surplus, and the person who gathered a little had no shortage. Each gathered as much as he needed to eat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they measured it by quarts, the person who gathered a lot had no surplus, and the person who gathered a little had no shortage. Each gathered as much as he needed to eat.

American Standard Version
And when they measured 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they measured it in a measure, and those who had much had nothing left over, and those who had little did not lack; they gathered each man enough for his consumption.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And having measured the homer full, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that had gathered less had no lack; each gathered according to the need of those who belonged to him.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone had exactly what they needed, just the right amount.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they measured by the measure of a gomor: neither had he more that had gathered more: nor did he find less that had provided less: but every one had gathered, according to what they were able to eat.

English Revised Version
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.

Good News Translation
When they measured it, those who gathered much did not have too much, and those who gathered less did not have too little. Each had gathered just what he needed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They measured it into two-quart containers. Those who had gathered more didn't have too much. Those who had gathered less didn't have too little. They gathered as much as they could eat.

International Standard Version
When they measured it with a vessel the capacity of which was one omer, the one who gathered much did not have an excess, while the one who gathered little did not lack. They gathered exactly what each needed to eat.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

Literal Standard Version
and they measure with an omer, and he who is [gathering] much has nothing over, and he who is [gathering] little has no lack, each according to his eating they have gathered.

NET Bible
When they measured with an omer, the one who gathered much had nothing left over, and the one who gathered little lacked nothing; each one had gathered what he could eat.

New Heart English Bible
When they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack. They gathered every man according to his eating.

World English Bible
When they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack. They gathered every man according to his eating.

Young's Literal Translation
and they measure with an omer, and he who is gathering much hath nothing over, and he who is gathering little hath no lack, each according to his eating they have gathered.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Manna and Quail from Heaven
17So the Israelites did this. Some gathered more, and some less. 18When they measured it by the omer, he who gathered much had no excess, and he who gathered little had no shortfall. Each one gathered as much as he needed to eat. 19Then Moses said to them, “No one may keep any of it until morning.”…

Cross References
2 Corinthians 8:15
As it is written: "He who gathered much had no excess, and he who gathered little had no shortfall."

Exodus 16:17
So the Israelites did this. Some gathered more, and some less.


Treasury of Scripture

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.

2 Corinthians 8:14,15
But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality: …









(18) When they did mete it with an omer.--Each Israelite gathered what he supposed would be about an omer for each member of his family. Some naturally made an over, some an under estimate; but whatever the quantity collected, when it came to be measured in the camp, the result was always the same--there was found to be just an omer for each. This result can only have been miraculous.

Verse 18. - When they did mete it with an omer. On returning to their tents, with the manna which they had collected, the Israelites proceeded to measure it with their own, or a neighbour's, omer measure, when the wonderful result appeared, that, whatever the quantity actually gathered by any one, the result of the measurement showed, exactly as many omers as there were persons in the family. Thus, he that had gathered much found that he had nothing over, and he that had gathered little found that he had no lack.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When they measured it
וַיָּמֹ֣דּוּ (way·yā·mōd·dū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4058: To stretch, to measure, to be extended

by the omer,
בָעֹ֔מֶר (ḇā·‘ō·mer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6016: A heap, a sheaf, an omer (dry measure)

he who gathered much
הַמַּרְבֶּ֔ה (ham·mar·beh)
Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

had no
וְלֹ֤א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

excess,
הֶעְדִּיף֙ (he‘·dîp̄)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5736: To remain over, be in excess

and he who gathered little
וְהַמַּמְעִ֖יט (wə·ham·mam·‘îṭ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 4591: To pare off, lessen, in, to be, small, few

had no
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

shortfall.
הֶחְסִ֑יר (heḥ·sîr)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2637: To lack, need, be lacking, decrease

Each one
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

gathered
לָקָֽטוּ׃ (lā·qā·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3950: To pick up, to gather, to glean

as
לְפִֽי־ (lə·p̄î-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

much as he needed to eat.
אָכְל֖וֹ (’ā·ḵə·lōw)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 400: Food


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