EXODUS 16:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.”

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Exodus 16:21 Translation & Meaning

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And they gathered וַיִּלְקְט֤וּ Properly, to pick up, i.e., (generally) to gather; specifically, to glean gathered
it every morning, בַּבֹּ֣קֶר Properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning every morning
every man אִ֖ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) every man
according to כְּפִ֣י The mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to according
his eating: אָכְל֑וֹ Food eating
and when the sun הַשֶּׁ֖מֶשׁ The sun; by implication, the east; figuratively, a ray, i.e., (architectural) a notched battlement sun
waxed hot, וְחַ֥ם To be hot (literally or figuratively) waxed hot
it melted. וְנָמָֽס׃ To liquefy; figuratively, to waste (with disease), to faint (with fatigue, fear or grief) melted

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  • 19  And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.

  • 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.




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