14 He guided them during the day with a cloud, and each night he led them with a flaming fire. 15 God made water flow from rocks he split open in the desert, and his people drank freely, as though from a lake. 16 He made streams gush out like rivers from rocks.
17 But in the desert, the people of God Most High kept sinning and rebelling. 18 They stubbornly tested God and demanded from him what they wanted to eat. 19 They challenged God by saying, “Can God provide food out here in the desert? 20 It’s true God struck the rock and water gushed out like a river, but can he give his people bread and meat?”
23 But God gave a command to the clouds, and he opened the doors in the skies. 24 From heaven he sent grain that they called manna.[a] 25 He gave them more than enough, and each one of them ate this special food.
78.24manna: When the people of Israel were wandering through the desert, the Lord gave them a special kind of food to eat. It tasted like a wafer and was called “manna,” which in Hebrew means, “What is this?”
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