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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Exodus 16:32-36

God having provided manna to be his people's food in the wilderness, and to be to them a continual feast, we are here told, 1. How the memory of it was preserved. An omer of this manna was laid up in a golden pot, as we are told (Heb. 9:4), and kept before the testimony, or the ark, when it was afterwards made, Exod. 16:32-34. The preservation of this manna from waste and corruption was a standing miracle, and therefore the more proper memorial of this miraculous food. ?Posterity shall see the... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 16:32

And Moses said ,.... At another time, though it is here inserted to give the account of the mamma all together: this is the thing which the Lord commandeth ; namely, what follows: fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations ; which was the quantity allowed a man every day; this measure was to be laid up, and reserved for posterity in future generations, not to eat, nor so much as taste of, for then it would soon have been gone, but to look at, as follows: that they may see... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 16:32

To be kept for your generations - See Clarke's note on Exodus 16:9 . read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 16:32

Verse 32 32.And Moses said. Moses does not proceed with the history in order, but by interposing these circumstances by anticipation, he the more confirms the fact that this food was then created for the people by God’s special bounty, because He desired an omer of it to be preserved as a memorial, which, undergoing no putrefaction, handed down to posterity the gloriousness of the miracle. And first, he propounds generally God’s command, and then, in the next verse, describes the manner in... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 16:1-36

The manna of the body-A homily on providence. "They said one to another, what is this? (marg.) for they wist not what it was" ( Exodus 16:15 ). Introduction:—Trace the journey from Elim to the sea ( Numbers 33:10 ); and thence to the wilderness of Sin; and give a thoroughly good exegetical exposition of the facts of the manna story. It would be well also to show the supernatural character of the manna; and, at the same time, that the manna supernatural was not unlike (and yet unlike... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 16:1-36

Manna for the soul; a homily on grace. " I am the living bread … he shall live for ever." John 6:51 . Having given the manna story, discussed the miracle, and given the lessons bearing on our providential path, we now go up to the higher level, and listen to the truths taught in relation to the kingdom of God's grace. These gather round the central truth—that the Lord Jesus Christ is the nutriment of the soul. For that truth we have his own supreme authority. [See the full discourse... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 16:16-36

The manna-regulations for type gathering and using of it. I. THE EFFECTIVE DISTRIBUTION OF IT IS PROVIDED FOR . The responsibilities and opportunities of the family relation, which had been touched upon in the institution of the Passover, are here touched upon again. Each head of a household had to see that the daily supply was gathered for his family. Thus God shows that he is not only attentive for that great nation which now, as a whole, is so clearly dependent on his... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 16:19-36

The law of the manna. I. THERE MUST BE INDIVIDUAL EFFORT FOR INDIVIDUAL NEED . 1 . The manna lay around their tents, but it had to be gathered. To feed on Christ each must lay hold of him for his own soul by meditation and prayer and trust. 2 . If we do not "taste and see that the Lord is gracious," his nearness to us will only deepen our condemnation. How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? II. CHRIST MUST BE LAID HOLD OF DAILY ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 16:31-36

1 . On its appearance; 2 . On its deposition by divine command in the Ark of the Covenant; and 3 . On its continuance during the forty years of the wanderings. It is evident that Exodus 16:32-34 cannot have been written until after the sojourn in Sinai, and the command to make a tabernacle ( Exodus 26:1-37 .): as also that Exodus 16:35 cannot have been written till the arrival of the Israelites at the verge of the land of Canaan. But there is nothing in the passage that... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 16:32

And Moses said . Not at the moment, but some time subsequently. See the introductory paragraph. Fill an omer. In the original it is "the omer," and so the LXX .; but the reason for the introduction of the article is obscure. For your generations— i.e; "for your descendants." read more

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