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  • On the sixth day, there was twice as much as usual on the ground--four quarts* for each person instead of two. The leaders of the people came and asked Moses why this had happened.3 - Exodus 16:22

  • Moses said, "This is your food for today, for today is a Sabbath to the LORD. There will be no food on the ground today. - Exodus 16:25

  • "How long will these people refuse to obey my commands and instructions?" the LORD asked Moses. - Exodus 16:28

  • Then Moses gave them this command from the LORD: "Take two quarts of manna and keep it forever as a treasured memorial of the LORD's provision. By doing this, later generations will be able to see the bread that the LORD provided in the wilderness when he brought you out of Egypt." - Exodus 16:32

  • Moses said to Aaron, "Get a container and put two quarts of manna into it. Then store it in a sacred place* as a reminder for all future generations."2 - Exodus 16:33

  • Aaron did this, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. He eventually placed it for safekeeping in the Ark of the Covenant.*3 - Exodus 16:34

  • So once more the people grumbled and complained to Moses. "Give us water to drink!" they demanded. "Quiet!" Moses replied. "Why are you arguing with me? And why are you testing the LORD?" - Exodus 17:2

  • Then Moses pleaded with the LORD, "What should I do with these people? They are about to stone me!" - Exodus 17:4

  • The LORD said to Moses, "Take your shepherd's staff, the one you used when you struck the water of the Nile. Then call some of the leaders of Israel and walk on ahead of the people. - Exodus 17:5

  • I will meet you by the rock at Mount Sinai.* Strike the rock, and water will come pouring out. Then the people will be able to drink." Moses did just as he was told; and as the leaders looked on, water gushed out.2 - Exodus 17:6

  • Moses named the place Massah--"the place of testing"--and Meribah--"the place of arguing"--because the people of Israel argued with Moses and tested the LORD by saying, "Is the LORD going to take care of us or not?" - Exodus 17:7

  • Moses commanded Joshua, "Call the Israelites to arms, and fight the army of Amalek. Tomorrow, I will stand at the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand." - Exodus 17:9

  • So Joshua did what Moses had commanded. He led his men out to fight the army of Amalek. Meanwhile Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of a nearby hill. - Exodus 17:10

  • As long as Moses held up the staff with his hands, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites gained the upper hand. - Exodus 17:11

  • Moses' arms finally became too tired to hold up the staff any longer. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side, holding up his hands until sunset. - Exodus 17:12

  • Then the LORD instructed Moses, "Write this down as a permanent record, and announce it to Joshua: I will blot out every trace of Amalek from under heaven." - Exodus 17:14

  • Moses built an altar there and called it "The LORD Is My Banner."*3 - Exodus 17:15
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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