14 When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost(A) on the ground appeared on the desert floor. 15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know(B) what it was.

Moses said to them, “It is the bread(C) the Lord has given you to eat.

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He humbled(A) you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna,(B) which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach(C) you that man does not live on bread(D) alone but on every word that comes from the mouth(E) of the Lord.(F)

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15 In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven(A) and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock;(B) you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand(C) to give them.(D)

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24 he rained down manna(A) for the people to eat,
    he gave them the grain of heaven.

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40 They asked,(A) and he brought them quail;(B)
    he fed them well with the bread of heaven.(C)

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31 Our ancestors ate the manna(A) in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. John 6:31 Exodus 16:4; Neh. 9:15; Psalm 78:24,25
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