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The people murmur for bread. CHAP. XVI. Quails and manna are sent. hearken to the voice of the LORD thy the LORD: and what are we, that ye God, and wilt do that which is right murmur against us? in his sight

, and wilt give ear to his 8 And Moses said, This shall be commandments, and keep all his sta- when the LORD shall give you in the tutes, I will put none of these diseases evening flesh to eat, and in the mornupon thee, which I have brought up- ing bread to the full; for that the on the Egyptians: for I am the LORD LORD heareth your murmurings which that healeth thec.

ye murmur against him: and what are 27 | And they came to Elim, where we? your murmurings are not against were twelve wells of water, and three- us, but against the LORD, score and ten palm trees: and they 9 And Moses spake unto Aaron, encamped there by the waters. Say unto all the congregation of the CHAP. XVI.

children of Israel, Come near before 1 The Israelites come to Sin. 2 They murmur for the Lord: for he hath heard your want of bread. 4 God promiseth them bread

murmurings. from heaven._11 Quails are sent, 14 and manna. 16 The ordering of manna.

10 And it came to pass, as Aaron was not to be found on the sabbath. 32 An omer spake unto the whole congregation of of it is preserved.

the children of Israel, that they looked And they took their journey from toward the wilderness, and behold, Elim, and all the congregation of the the glory of the LORD appeared in children of Israel came unto the wil- the cloud. derness of Sin, which is between 11 | And the LORD spake unto Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day Moses, saying, of the second month after their de 12 I have heard the murmurings of parting out of the land of Egypt. the children of Israel; speak unto

2 And the whole congregation of the them, saying, At even ye shall eat children of Israei murmured against flesh, and in the morning ye shall be Moses and Aaron in the wilderness : filled with bread : and ye shall know 3 And the children of Israel said un- that I am the LORD


God. to them, Would to God we had died 13 And it came to pass, that at by the hand of the Lord in the land even the quails came up, and covered of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh the camp: and in the morning the pots, and when we did eat bread to dew lay round about the host. the full: for ye have brought us forth 14 And when the dew that lay was into this wilderness, to kill this whole gone up, behold, upon the face of the assembly with hunger.

wilderness there lay a small round 4 ( Then said the Lord unto Moses, thing, as small as the hoar frost on Behold, I will rain bread from heaven the ground: for you; and the people shall go out 15 And when the children of Israel and gather a certain rate every day, saw it, they said one to another, It is that I may prove them, whether they manna: for they wist not what it was. will walk in my law, or no.

And Moses said unto them, This is 5 And it shall come to pass,

that the bread which the Lord hath given the sixth day they shall prepare that you to eat. which they bring in; and it shall be 16 This is the thing which the twice as much as they gather daily. LORD hath commanded, Gather of it

6 And Moses and Aaron said unto every man according to his eating: an all the children of Israel, At even, omer for every man according to the then ye shall know that the Lord number of your persons, take ye every hath brought you out from the land man for them which are in his tents.

17 And the children of Israel did so, 7 And in the morning, then ye shall and gathered, some more, some less. see the glory of the LORD: for that 18 And when they did mete it with he heareth your murmurings against I an omer, he that gathered much had


of Egypt:

Manna is not to be found on the sabbath. EXODUS,

The people murmur for water. nothing over, and he that gathered | taste of it was like wafers made with little had no lack: they gathered honey. every man according to his eating. 32 | And Moses said, This is the

19 And Moses said, Let no man thing which the LORD commandeth, leave of it till the morning.

Fill an omer of it to be kept for your 20 Notwithstanding, they hearkened generations; that they may see the not unto Moses; but some of them bread wherewith I have fed you in the left of it until the morning, and it wilderness, when I brought you forth bred worms, and stank: and Moses from the land of Egypt. was wroth with them.

33 And Moses said unto Aaron, 21 And they gathered it every morn- Take a pot, and put an omer full of ing, every man according to his eating: manna therein, and lay it up before and when the sun waxed hot it melted. the LORD, to be kept for your genera. it ,


the sixth day they gathered twice as 34 As the Lord commanded Moses,

much bread, two omers for one man: so Aaron laid it up before the Testimo. and all the rulers of the congregation ny, to be kept. came and told Moses.

35 And the children of Israel did 23 And he said unto them, This is eat manna forty years, until they came that which the Lord hath said. To to a land inhabited: they did eat manmorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath na, until they came unto the borders unto the LORD: bake that which ye of the land of Canaan. wi


36 will seethe; and that which remain- of an ephah. eth over,lay up for you to be kept until the morning

CHAP. XVII. 24 And they laid it up till the morn

1 The people murmur for water at Rephidim. 5

God sendeth him for water to the rock in ing, as Moses bade: and it did not Horeb. 8 Amalek is overcome by the holding stink, neither was there any worm

up of Moses' hands. 15 Moses buildeth the therein.

altar JEHOVAH-nissi. 25 And Moses said, Eat that to day; And all the congregation of the chilfor to day is a sabbath unto the LORD; dren of Israel journeyed from the wilto day ye shall not find it in the field. derness of Sin, after their journeys,

26 Six days ye shall gather it; but according to the commandment of on the seventh day, which is the sab- the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim : bath, in it there shall be none. and there was no water for the people

27 | And it came to pass, that there to drink. went out some of the people on the 2 Wherefore the people did chide seventh day for to gather, and they with Moses, and said, Give us water found none.

drink. And Moses said 28 And the LORD said unto Moses, unto them, Why chide ye with me? How long refuse ye to keep my com- wherefore do ye tempt the LORD? mandments and my laws ?

3 And the people thirsted there for 29 See, for that the Lord hath given water; and the people murmured you the sabbath, therefore he giveth against Moses, and said, Wherefore is you on the sixth day the bread of two this that thou hast brought us up out days: abide ye every man in his place, of Egypt to kill us and our children let no man go out of his place on the and our cattle with thirst ? seventh day.

4 And Moses cried unto the Lord, 30 So the people rested on the saying, What shall I do unto this peo seventh day.

ple? they be almost ready to stone me. 31 And the house of Israel called 5 And the LORD said unto Moses, the name thereof Manna: and it was Go on before the people, and take with ke coriander seed, white; and the I thee of the elders of Israel: and thy

that we may

Amalek is orercome.

CHAP. XVIII. Moses entertaineth Jethro. rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, When Jethro, the priest of Midian, take in thine hand, and go.

Moses' father in law, heard of all that 6 Behold, I will stand before thee God had done for Moses, and for Isthere upon the rock in Horeb; and rael his people, and that the Lord thou shalt smite the rock, and there had brought Israel out of Egypt: shall come water out of it, that the 2 Then Jethro, Moses' father in people may drink. And Moses did law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, afso in the sight of the elders of Israel. ter he had sent her back,

7 of which the place Massah, and Meribah, because name of the one was Gershom; (for of the chiding of the children of Israel, he said, I have been an alien in a and because they tempted the LORD, strange land :) saying, Is the LORD among us, or not? 4 And the name of the other was

8 Then came Amalek, and fought Eliezer; (for the God of my father, with Israel in Rephidim.

said he, was mine help, and delivered 9 And Moses said unto Joshua, me from the sword of Pharach:) Choose us out men, and go out, fight 5 And Jethro, Moses' father in law, with Amalek: to morrow I will stand came with his sons and his wife unto on the top of the hill with the rod of Moses into the wilderness, where he God in mine hand.

encamped at the mount of God: 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said 6 And he said unto Moses, I thy to him, and fought with Amalek: and father in law Jethro am come unto Moses, Aaron, and Hur, went up to thee, and thy wife, and her two sons the top of the hill.

with her. 11 And it came to pass, when Mo 7 | And Moses went out to meet ses held up his hand, that Israel pre- his father in law, and did obeisance, vailed: and when he let down his and kissed him: and they asked each hand, Amalek prevailed.

other of their welfare; and they came 12 But Moses' hands were heavy; | into the tent. and they took a stone, and put it under 8 And Moses told his father in law him, and he sat thereon : and Aaron all that the Lord had done unto Phaand Hur stayed up his hands, the one raoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's on the one side, and the other on the sake, and all the travail that had come other side; and his hands were steady upon them by the way, and how the until the going down of the sun. Lord delivered them.

13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek 9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the and his people with the edge of the goodness which the Lord had done sword.

to Israel, whom he had delivered out 14 And the LORD said unto Moses, of the hand of the Egyptians. Write this for a memorial in a book, 10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: Lord, who hath delivered you out of for I will utterly put out the remem- the hand of the Egyptians, and out of brance of Amalek from under heaven. the hand of Pharaoh, who hath de

15 And Moses built an altar, and livered the people from under the called the name of it JEHOVAH- hand of the Egyptians. nissi:

11 Now I know that the Lord is 16 For he said, Because the Lord greater than all gods: for in the thing hath sworn that the Lord will have wherein they dealt proudly he was war with Amalek from generation to above them. generation.

12 And Jethro, Moses' father in law,

took a burnt offering and sacrifices for CHAP. XVIII.

God: and Aaron came, and all the 1 Jethro bringeth to Moses his wife and two sons. 7 Moses entertaineth him, 13 Jethro's coun

elders of Israel to eat bread with del is accepted. 27 Jethro departeth.

Moses' father in law before God.

Jethro's counsel to Moses.

EXODUS. God's message unto the people. 13 And it came to pass on the 25 And Moses chose able men out morrow, that Moses sat to judge the of all Israel, and made them heads people: and the people stood by Mo- over the people, rulers of thousands, ses from the morning unto the evening. rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties,

14 And when Moses' father in law and rulers of tens. saw all that he did to the people, he 26 And they judged the people at said, What is this thing that thou doest all seasons: the hard causes they to the people? Why sittest thou thy- brought unto Moses, but every small self alone, and all the people stand by matter they judged themselves. thee from morning unto even ?

27 | And Moses let his father in 15 And Moses said unto his father law depart : and he went his way in law, Because the people come unto into his own land. me to inquire of God:

CHAP. XIX. 16 When they have a matter, they | 1 The people come to Sinai. 3 God's message come unto me; and I judge between

by Moses unto the people out of the mount. 8

The people's answer returned again. 10 The one and another, and I do make them

people are prepared against the third day. 12 know the statutes of God, and his laws. The mountain must not be touched. 16 The

17 And Moses' father in law said fearful presence of God upon the mount. unto him, The thing that thou doest In the third month, when the childis not good.

ren of Israel were gone forth out of 18 Thou wilt surely wear away, the land of Egypt, the same day came both thou, and this people that is with they into the wilderness of Sinai. thee: for this thing is too heavy for 2 For they were departed from Rethee; thou art not able to perform phidim, and were come to the desert it thyself alone.

of Sinai, and had pitched in the wil19 Hearken now unto my voice, I derness; and there Israel camped bewill give thee counsel, and God shall fore the mount. be with thee: Be thou for the people 3 And Moses went up unto God, to God-ward, that thou mayest bring and the LORD called unto him out of the causes unto God:

the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou 20 And thou shalt teach them ordi- say to the house of Jacob, and tell nances and laws, and shalt shew them the children of Israel; the way wherein they must walk, and 4 Ye have scen what I did unto the the work that they must do.

Egyptians, and how I bare you on 21 Moreover, thou shalt provide out eagles' wings, and brought you unto of all the people able men, such as myself. fear God, men of truth, hating covet 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my ousness; and place such over them to voice indeed, and keep my covenant, be rulers of thousands, and rulers of then ye shall be a peculiar treasure hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers unto me above all people: for all the of tens:

earth is mine: 22 And let them judge the people at 6 And y: shall be unto me a kingall seasons: and it shall be, that every dom of priests, and an holy nation. great matter they shall bring unto thee, These are the words which thou shalt but every small matter they shalljudge: speak unto the children of Israel. so shall it be easier for thyself, and 7 | And Moses came and called for they shall bear the burden with thee. the elders of the people, and laid be

23 If thou shalt do this thing, and fore their faces all these words which God command thee so, then thou shalt the LORD commanded him. be able to endure, and all this people 8 And all the people answered toshall also go to their place in peace. gether, and said, All that the LORD

24 So Moses hearkened to the voice hath spoken we will do. And Moses of his father in law, and did all that returned the words of the people unto he had said.

the LORD.

God descendeth on mount Sinai. CHAP. XX.

The ten commandments. 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, 20 And the LORD came down upon Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: that the people may hear when I speak and the LORD called Moses up to the with thee, and believe thee for ever. top of the mount; and Moses went up, And Moses told the words of the peo 21 And the Lord said unto Moses, ple unto the LORD.

Go down, charge the people, lest they 10 | And the LORD said unto Mo- break through unto the LORD to gaze, ses, Go unto the people, and sanctify and many of them perish, them to day and to morrow, and let 22 And let the priests also which them wash their clothes,

come near to the LORD, sanctify 11 And be ready against the third themselves, lest the LORD break forth day: for the third day the LORD will upon them. come down in the sight of all the 23 And Moses said unto the LORD, people upon mount Sinai.

The people cannot come up to mount 12 And thou shalt set bounds unto Sinai : for thou chargedst us, saying, the people round about, saying, Take Set bounds about the mount, and heed to yourselves, that ye go not up sanctify it. into the mount, or touch the border 24 And the LORD said unto him, of it: whosoever toucheth the mount Away, get thee down, and thou shalt shall be surely put to death :

come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: 13 There shall not a hand touch but let not the priests and the people it, but he shall surely be stoned or break through, to come up unto the shot through: whether it be beast or Lord, lest he break forth upon man, it shall not live: when the trum- | them. pet soundeth long, they shall come 25 Şo Moses went down unto the up to the mount.

people, and spake unto them. 14 And Moses went down from

CHAP. XX. the mount unto the people, and sanc

1 The ten commandments. 18 The people are tified the people; and they washed

afraid. 20 Moses comforteth them. 22 Idol their clothes.

atry is forbidden, 24 of what sort the altar 15 And he said unto the people, Be

should be. ready against the third day: come And God spake all these words, not at your wives.

saying, 16 | And it came to pass on the 2 I am the LORD thy God, which third day in the morning, that there have brought thee out of the land of were thunders and lightnings, and a Egypt, out of the house of bondage. thick cloud upon the mount, and the 3 Thou shalt have no other gods bevoice of the trumpet exceeding loud; fore me. so that all the people that was in the 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee camp trembled.

any graven image, or any likeness of 17 And Moses brought forth the any thing that is in heaven above, or people out of the camp to meet with that is in the earth beneath, or that is God; and they stood at the nether in the water under the earth: part of the mount.

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself 18 And mount Sinai was altogether to them, nor serve them: for I the op a smoke, because the LORD de LORD thy God am a jealous God, viscended upon it in fire: and the smoke siting the iniquity of the fathers upon thereof ascended as the smoke of a fur- the children unto the third and fourth nace, and the whole mount quaked generation of them that hate me; greatly.

6 And shewing mercy unto thou19 And when the voice of the trum- sands of them that love me, and keep pet sounded long, and waxed louder my commandments. and louder, Moses spake, and God Ő Thou shalt not take the name of answered him by a voice.

the LORD thy God in vain: for the

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