Exodus 16:15

“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 vnto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath giuen you to eate.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

When the sons 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 which the LORD has given you to eat."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, What is it? for they had no idea what it was. And Moses said to them, It is the bread which the Lord has given you for your food.
- Basic English Bible

And the children of Israel saw [it], and said one to another, What is it? for they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, This is the bread which Jehovah has given you to eat.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

When the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, "What is it?" For they didn't know what it was. Moses said to them, "It is the bread which Yahweh has given you to eat."
- World English Bible

And the sons of Israel see, and say one unto another, `What [is] it?' for they have not known what it [is]; and Moses saith unto them, `It [is] the bread which Jehovah hath given to you for food.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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 the LORD hath given you to eat.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 16:15


16:15 What is this? Manna descended from the clouds. It came down in dew melted, and yet was itself of such a consistency as to serve for nourishing strengthening food, without any thing else: It was pleasant food; the Jews say it was palatable to all, according as their tastes were. It was wholesome food, light of digestion. By this spare and plain diet we are all taught a lesson of temperance, and forbidden to desire dainties and varieties.


Discussion for Exodus 16

  • Ivy Johnson
    Verse 33: And Moses said unto Aaron,Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the Lord, to be kept for your generations.The same “manna”, that stinks, if kept over night; now ikept for”generations”.NO:WORMS:ROTTENESS: SMELL:Only GOD!There is no Limit to our GOD! He is so Awesome.Is there anything too hard for Him, NO! HE IS :ALL SEEING:ALL KNOWING, GOD. TRUST HIM.
  • Steve morrow
    EXODUS 16:25 and moses said eat that today for today ---IS A SABBATH --- unto THE LORD today you shall not find it in the field --16:26-- SIX DAYS YOU SHALL GATHER IT BUT ON THE SEVENTH DAY --- WHICH IS - THE SABBATH --- IN IT THERE SHALL BE NONE
  • Steve morrow
    EXODUS 16:4 then said THE LORD unto moses behold I will rain bread from heaven for you and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day --- THAT I MAY PROVE THEM --- whether they will walk in MY law or no --16:5-- and it shall come to pass that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily
  • Joshua Layfield
    I think this is Exodus 16 is a good reminder that God will take care of us and to put Faith and trust in him also not to do things are own way ,which I know I'm always working on
  • BSP
    Verse 12: Jehovah God can hear any murmuring against his spokesmen and he takes such murmuring personal.
  • A disciple
    What stands out as extraordinary in the character and behavior of the people? These special and favored people saw all of God's mighty works done right before their eyes; and yet they could not find a way to receive His Spirit, repent and be converted, and become His loving obedient children! Our generation has had the Bible, and all of history testifying to us: but where is the fruit?

What Do You Think of Exodus 16?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links