11 And they ate of the produce of the land on the day
after the Passover, unleavened bread and parched
grain, on the very same day.
12 Then the manna ceased on the day after they had
eaten the produce of the land; and the children of
Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of
the land of Canaan that year.
Exodus 16:4-5, 14-35 (NKJV)
4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread
from heaven for you. And the people shall go out
and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test
them, whether they will walk in My law or not.
5 And it shall be on the sixth day that they shall prepare
what they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as
they gather daily.”
14 And when the layer of dew lifted, there, on the surface
of the wilderness, was a small round substance, as fine
as frost on the ground.
15 So when the children 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, “This is the bread which
the Lord has given you to eat.
16 This is the thing which the Lord has commanded: ‘Let
every man gather it according to each one’s need,
one omer for each person, according to the number
of persons; let every man take for those who are in his
17 Then the children of Israel did so and gathered, some
more, some less.
18 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.
19 And Moses said, “Let no one leave any of it till
20 Notwithstanding they did not heed Moses. But some
of them left part of it until morning, and it bred worms
and stank. And Moses was angry with them.
21 So they gathered it every morning, every man
according to his need. And when the sun became
hot, it melted.
22 And so it was, on the sixth day, that they gathered
twice as much bread, two omers for each one. And all
the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
23 Then he said to them, “This is what the Lord has said:
‘Tomorrow is a Sabbath rest, a holy Sabbath to the
Lord. Bake what you will bake today, and boil what
you will boil; and lay up for yourselves all that remains,
to be kept until morning.’ ”
24 So they laid it up till morning, as Moses commanded;
and it did not stink, nor were there any worms in it.
25 Then Moses said, “Eat that today, for today is a
Sabbath to the Lord; today you will not find it in the
26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the
Sabbath, there will be none.”
27 Now it happened that some of the people went out
on the seventh day to gather, but they found none.
28 And the Lord said to Moses, “How long do you refuse
to keep My commandments and My laws?
29 See! For the Lord has given you the Sabbath; therefore
He gives you on the sixth day bread for two days. Let
every man remain 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 its name Manna. And it
was like white coriander seed, and the taste of it was
like wafers made with honey.
32 Then Moses said, “This is the thing which the Lord has
commanded: ‘Fill an omer with it, to be kept for your
generations, that they may see the bread with which
I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of
the land of Egypt.’ ”
33 And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a pot and put an
omer of manna in it, 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 ate manna forty years, until
they came to an inhabited land; they ate manna until
they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
I. The Picture of Manna
II. The Provision of Manna
o Double on Sixth Day
III. The Promise of Manna