18 And they tempted God in their hearts, by asking for food according to their desires.
19 And they spoke badly about God. They said, "Would God be able to prepare a table in the desert?
20 He struck the rock, and so waters flowed and the torrents flooded, but would even he be able to provide bread, or provide a table, for his people?"
21 Therefore, the Lord heard, and he was dismayed, and a fire was kindled within Jacob, and an anger ascended into Israel.
22 For they neither put their trust in God, nor did they hope in his salvation.
23 And he commanded the clouds from above, and he opened the doors of heaven.
24 And he rained down manna upon them to eat, and he gave them the bread of heaven.
25 Man ate the bread of Angels. He sent them provisions in abundance.
26 He transferred the south wind from heaven, and, in his virtue, he brought in the Southwest wind.
27 And he rained down flesh upon them, as if it were dust, and feathered birds, as if they were the sand of the sea.
28 And they fell down in the midst of their camp, encircling their tabernacles.
29 And they ate until they were greatly satisfied, and he brought to them according to their desires.
30 They were not cheated out of what they wanted. Their food was still in their mouth,
31 and then the wrath of God came upon them. And he slew the fat ones among them, and he impeded the elect of Israel.
32 In all these things, they continued to sin, and they were not trustworthy with his miracles.
33 And their days faded away into vanity, and their years with haste.
34 When he slew them, then they sought him. And they returned, and they drew near to him in the early morning.
35 And they were mindful that God is their helper and that the Most High God is their redeemer.
36 And they chose him with their mouth, and then they lied to him with their tongue.
37 For their heart was not upright with him, nor have they been living faithfully in his covenant.
38 Yet he is merciful, and he will pardon their sins. And he will not destroy them. And he has abundantly turned aside his own wrath. And he did not enflame his wrath entirely.
Exodus 16:1-5, 9-15
1 And they set out from Elim. And the entire multitude of the sons of Israel arrived at the desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month, after they departed from the land of Egypt.
2 And the entire congregation of the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
3 And the sons of Israel said to them: "If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat around bowls of meat and ate bread until filled. Why have you led us away, into this desert, so that you might kill the entire multitude with famine?"
4 Then the Lord said to Moses: "Behold, I will rain down bread from heaven for you. Let the people go out and collect what is sufficient for each day, so that I may test them, as to whether or not they will walk in my law.
5 But on the sixth day, let them prepare what they use for carrying, and let there be double what they were accustomed to collect on a single day."
9 Moses also said to Aaron: "Say to the whole congregation of the sons of Israel, 'Approach before the Lord. For he has heard your murmuring.' "
10 And when Aaron spoke to the entire assembly of the sons of Israel, they looked out toward the wilderness. And behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in a cloud.
11 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
12 "I have heard the murmuring of the sons of Israel. Say to them: 'In the evening, you will eat flesh, and in the morning, you will be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the Lord your God.' "
13 Therefore, it happened in the evening: quails, rising up, covered the camp. Likewise, in the morning, a dew lay all around the camp.
14 And when it had covered the face of the earth, it appeared, in the wilderness, small and as if crushed with a pestle, similar to hoar-frost on the ground.
15 When the sons of Israel had seen it, they said one to another: "Manhu?" which means "What is this?" For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them: "This is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.
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