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27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve Wells of Water, and threescore and ten Palm-trees : and they encamped there by the Waters.

CH A P. XVI. 1 The Israelites come to Sin; 2 murmur for want of Bread.

1 Quails are sent, 14 and Manna.

Ver. 1

ND they took their journey from Elim, and

all the Congregation of the Children of Israel came unto the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth Day of the second Month, after their departing out of the Land of Egypt.

2 And the whole Congregation of the Children of Israel MURMURED against Moses and Aaron in the Wilderness.

3 And the Children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the Hand of the LORD in the Land of Egypt, when we fat by the Flesh-pots, and when we did eat bread to the Full : for ye have brought us forth into this Wilderness to kill this whole Allembly with HUNGER.

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.

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.

6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the Children of Ifrael, At Even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the Land of Egypt.

7 And in the Morning, then ye shall see the GLORY of the LORD; for that he heareth your MURMURINGS against the Lord, and WHAT ARE we, that ye murmur against us.

8 And Moses faid, This shall be when the LORD shall give you in the Evening Flesh to eat, and in the Morning Bread to the Full; for that the LORD heareth your Murmurings which ye murmur against him : And what are we? your MURMURINGS are not against us, but AGAINST the LORD.

9 And Moses fpake unto Aaron, Say unto all the Congregation of the Children of Israel, Come near before the LORD; for he hath heard your Murmurings.

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10 And it came to pass as Aaron spake unto the whole Congregation of the Children of Israel, that they looked toward the Wilderness, and behold, the Glory of the LORD APPEARED in the Cloud.

1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

12 I have heard the MURMRINGS of the Children of Ilrael; speak unto them, saying, At Even ye shall eat Flesh, and in the Morning ye shall be filled with Bread : and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.

13 And it came to pass, that at Even the Quails came up, and covered the Camp: and in the Morning the Dew lay round about the Hoft.

f And when the Dew i John vi. 30 They said unto him, that lay was gone up, behold,

What sign Thewest thou then, that

we may see, and believe thee: what upon the Face of the Wil- dost thou work? derness there lay a small round 31 Our Fachers did eat Manna in Thing, as small as the Hoar the Detart; as it is written, He gave

them Bread from HEAVEN to eat. Frost on the Ground.

32 Then Jesus said unto them, 15 And when the Children Verily verily I say unto you, Moses of Israel saw it, they said one ven; but my Father giveth you the

gave you not that Bread from Heato another, It is MANNA; TRUE BREAD from HEAVEN. for they wist not what it was. which cometh down from Heaven,

33 For The Bread of God is he And Moses said unto them, and giveth Life unto the World. This is the BREAD which 35 I am the Bread of Life: he the Lord hath given you to that COMETH to me, shall never hun

GER; and he that BELIEVETH on me eat.

Thall never THIRST. 16 This is the Thing 37 All that the Father giveth me, which the Lord hath com

shall come to me; and him that como

ETH IO ME. I will in no wise CAST OUT. manded, Gather of it every 38 For I came down from Heaven, Man according to his Eat- not to do my own Will, but the

Will of him that sent me. ing : an Omer for every

39 And this is the FATHER'S WALL Man, according to the Num- which hath senc me, that of all ber of your Persons, take which he hath given me, I should

lole nothing, but should RAISE it ap every Man for them which

at the laft Day. are in his Tents.

48 I am that Bread of Life. 17. And the Children of 49 Your Fathers did eat Manna in Israel did fo, and gathered,

the Wilderness, and are dead.

so This is the BREAD which comsome more, some less. eth down from HEAVEN, that a Man

18 And when they did may eat thereof and not DIE. 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.

19 And Molts faid, Let no Man leave of it till the Morning

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20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses, but some of them left of it until the Morning, and it bred Worms and stank : And Moses was wroth with them.

21 And they gathered it every Morning, every Man according to his Eating: and when the Sun waxed hot, it melted.

22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth Day, they gathered twice as much Bread, two Omers for one Man: and all the Rulers of the Congregation came and told Moses.

23 And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To-morrow is the Rest of the holy Sabbath unto the LORD : bake that which ye will bake To-day, and seethe that ye will seethe ; and that which remaineth over, lay up for you to be kept until the Morning.

24 And they laid it up till the Morning, as Moses bad : and it did not stink, neither was there any Worm therein.

25 And Moses said, Eat that To-day; for To-day is a Sabbath unto the LORD: To-day ye shall not FIND it in the Field.

26 Six Days shall ye gather it, but on the seventh Day which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none.

27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the People on the seventh Day for to gather, and they found none.

28 And the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my Commandments and my Laws ?

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.

30 So the People rested on the seventh Day. 31 And the House of Israel called the Name thereof * Manna: and it was like Coriander-feed, white; and the Taste of it was like Wafers made with Honey.

32 And Mofes laid, This is the Thing which the LORD commanded, Fill an Omer of it to be kept for your GENERATIONS ; that they may see the BREAD wherewith I have Fed you in the Wilderness, when I brought you forth from the Land of Egypt.

* Note, Manna fignifies a Daily Allowance given by GOD 10 the Israelites without any Labour or Indústry of theirs.

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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.

34 As the Lord commanded Moses, fo Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

35 And the Children of Israel did eat MANNA FORTY Years, until they came to a Land inhabited: they did eat Manna, until they came unto the Borders of the Land of Canaan.

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C H A P. XVII. 1 The People murmur for IVater at Rephidim. 5 Moses sent

to the Rock in Horeb. 8 Amalek is overcome.

Ver. 1 ND all the Congregation of the Children of If

rael journeyed from the Wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the Commandment of the Lord, and pitched in Rephidim : and there was no WATER for the People to drink.

2 Wherefore the People did chide with Mofes, and said, Give us Water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide you with me? Wherefore do ye tempt the LORD!

3 And the People thired there for Water; and the People MURMURED against Mofes, and faid, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our Children, and our Cattle with Thirt?

4 And Mofes cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto thi People? they be almost ready to stone me.

5 And the Lord said unto Mofes, Go on before the People, and take with thee of the Elders of Israel: and thy Rod wherewith thou sinotcit the River, take in thine Hand,

and go.

66 Behold, I will stand & p'al. lxxvii. is He chave the before thee there upon the Rocks in the Wilderness, and gave

as out of the great Rock in Horeb, and thou Depths. Thalt smite the Rock, and 16 He brought STREAMS also OUT there shall come WATER out

of the Rock, and caused Waters to

run down like Rivers. of it, that the People may John iv. 13 Jesus said, whosoever drink. And Moses did so in drinks of this Water Mall thirst again:

* See Numb. xx. where the people again murmurid for Water, in the left Tear of their being in the Wilderness,

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the Sight of the Elders of 14 But whosoever drinketh of the Israel.

WATER that I shall give him, shall

NEVER THIRST : but the Water that I 2 And he called the Name shall give him, shall be in him a Well of the Place Mafiah, and Me- of Water springing up into ever

LASTING LIFE. ribah, because of the chiding

1a.lv. í Ho, every one that THIRSTof the Children of Israel, and ETH, come ye to the Waters, and because they TEMPTED the drink. Lord, saying, Is the LORD great Day of the Feast, Jesus food,

John vii. 37 In the last Day, that among us, or not?

and cried saying, if any Man thirst, 8 Then came Amalek, and let him come unto me, and drink.

38 He that BELIEVETH on me, as fought with Israel in Rephi- the Scripture hath said, out of his dim.

BELLY Thall flow Rivers of * LIVING 9 And Moses said unto Jo

WATER.

39 (But this spake he of the Spie Tua, Chuse us out Men, and rit, which they that believe on him go out, fight with Amalek : should receive; for the HOLY GHOST To-morrow I will stand on was not yet given, because that Je

sus Christ was not yet GLORIFIED.) the Top of the Hill, with the

i Cor. 8. 4 They drank of that SpiRod of God in mine Hand. RITUAL Rock that followed them : 10 So Joshua did as Mo- and that Rock was CHRIST

Rev. xxi 6 I am Alpha and Omeses had said to him, and ga. the Beginning and the End. I fought with Amalek : and will give unto him that is A-THIRST Mofes, Aaron, and Hur, went LIFE FREELY.

of the FOUNTAIN of the Water of up to the Top of the Hill.

1 h And it came to pass + James v. 16 The EFFECTUAL FERwhen Moses held up his Hand,

VENT PE AYER of a righteous Man a

vaileth much. that Ifrael prevailed: and when he let down his Hand, Amalek prevailed.

12 But Moses's Hands were heavy, and they took a Stone and put it under him, and he sat thereon : and Aaron and Hur stayed up his Hands, the one on the one Side, and the other on the other Side ; and his Hands were steady until the going down of the Sun.

13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his People with the Edge of the Sword.

14 And the LORD said unto Mofes, Write this for a Memorial in a Book, and rehearse it in the Ears of Joshua : for I will utterly put out the Remembrance of Amalek from under Heaven.

15 And Moses built an Altar, and called the Name of it JEHOVA H-nisli.

* The Divine Grace is often represented by the Emblem of Springs of Water, and by the Bread I has defceads from Heaven; both refreshing and sustaining the Divine Life dia the Soul,

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