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The Israelites in the Wilderness
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“The Israelites in the Wilderness,” Old Testament Stories (2022)

“The Israelites in the Wilderness,” Old Testament Stories

Exodus 16

The Israelites in the Wilderness

Learning to rely on the Lord

Old Testament Stories: The Israelites in the Wilderness

Soon after the Israelites left Egypt, they complained that they did not have enough food. They said it would be better to be slaves in Egypt than to starve in the wilderness.

Exodus 16:1–3

Old Testament Stories: The Israelites in the Wilderness

To teach the Israelites to trust Him, the Lord sent bread from heaven for them to pick up each day. They called the bread manna. It tasted like honey. The Lord did not send manna on the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week. So on the sixth day, He told them to pick up enough manna for two days.

Exodus 16:4–5, 14–31

Old Testament Stories: The Israelites in the Wilderness

For a time, the Lord also sent quail for the Israelites to eat. In the morning they picked up manna, and in the evening they gathered quail. The Lord wanted the Israelites to learn to trust Him. In this way, He took care of them in the wilderness.

Exodus 16:11–13