Exodus 16:29

“See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 16:29

See, for that the Lord hath giuen you the Sabbath, therefore hee giueth you on the sixt day the bread of two dayes: abide yee euery man in his place: let no man goe out of his place on the seuenth day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"See, the LORD has given you the sabbath; therefore He gives you bread for two days on the sixth day. Remain every man in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

See, for that Jehovah hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, because the Lord has given you the Sabbath, he gives you on the sixth day bread enough for two days; let every man keep where he is; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
- Basic English Bible

See, for Jehovah hath given you the sabbath; therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread for two days. Abide every man in his place: let no man go from his place on the seventh day.
- Darby Bible

See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days: abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, because Yahweh has given you the Sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days. Everyone stay in his place. Let no one go out of his place on the seventh day."
- World English Bible

see, because Jehovah hath given to you the sabbath, therefore He is giving to you on the sixth day bread of two days; abide ye each [in] his place, no one doth go out from his place on the seventh day.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

See that the LORD hath given you the sabbath; therefore He giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh clay.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 16:29

Discussion for Exodus 16:29

  • Charles johnson on Exodus 16:29
    Can you translate....? abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
  • Chris - in Reply on Exodus 16:29
    In this passage of Scripture, we see the children of Israel on their march from the bondage of Egypt towards Canaan, the Promised Land. They complained to Moses & Aaron about the lack of food & water. God then provided them manna & quails daily for them to gather sufficient for each family for each day of the week. Any left over till the following day, would spoil. However, on the sixth day they were to gather enough for two days as the following day would be the Sabbath of Rest when no work could be done.

    So this solemn instruction that you read in verse 29, is simply to tell the people to obey the Lord in the gathering of this food prior to the Sabbath, that they should "abide (remain) in his house" or near it & not "go out of his place" (i.e. to leave home looking for food on the Sabbath, as there would be none).
  • Charles Johnson - in Reply on Exodus 16:29
    Sorry In reference to this precept

    let no man go out of his place on the seventh day

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    Does this mean we are to stay in a house on the Sabbath without leaving unless it's emergency?
  • Chris - in Reply on Exodus 16:29
    For the Jews & those today (me excluded) who believe in maintaining the Sabbath Day, then there's no stipulation about remaining in one's house. The Jewish leaders of Jesus' day decreed that a Jew could walk (not ride a donkey) from their 'city limits' as far as 2000 cubits (= 3,500 ft, or 0.6 mile) on the Sabbath. Then some others proposed a further law: that if there were houses within that distance of .6 mile, then if the distance between each house was no more than 112 ft, then one could keep walking. This means, if a Jew planned his trip well, he could actually travel between two cities or communities if there were some appropriately placed houses in-between.

    So if you believe that you need to "keep the Sabbath", then there should be no problem about moving about, whether around your home or within the city. The key feature of the Sabbath was that no manual work was to be performed or any engagement in buying or selling of goods. And certainly in an emergency or doing another some good, Jesus gave the authority to reach out & to work (Matthew 12:10-14).


 

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