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Exodus 16:34

    Exodus 16:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As Jehovah commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So Aaron put it away in front of the holy chest to be kept, as the Lord gave orders to Moses.

    Webster's Revision

    As Jehovah commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

    World English Bible

    As Yahweh commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 16:34

    Laid it up before the testimony - The עדות eduth or testimony belonged properly to the tabernacle, but that was not yet built. Some are of opinion that the tabernacle, built under the direction of Moses, was only a renewal of one that had existed in the patriarchal times. See Clarke's note on Exodus 16:9. The word signifies reference to something beyond itself; thus the tabernacle, the manna, the tables of stone, Aaron's rod, etc., all bore reference and testimony to that spiritual good which was yet to come, viz., Jesus Christ and his salvation.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 16:34

    The Testimony - See the marginal references.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 16:34

    16:34 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, The preservation of this manna from waste and corruption, was a standing miracle; and therefore the more proper memorial of this miraculous food. The manna is called spiritual meat, 1Cor 10:3, because it was typical of spiritual blessings. Christ himself is the true manna, the bread of life, of which that was a figure, John 6:49 - 51. The word of God is the manna by which our souls are nourished, Mt 4:4. The comforts of the Spirit are hidden manna, Rev 2:17. These comforts from heaven as the manna did, are the support of the divine life in the soul while we are in the wilderness of this world: it is food for Israelites, for those only that follow the pillar of cloud and fire: it is to be gathered; Christ in the word is to be applied to the soul, and the means of grace used: we must every one of us gather for ourselves. There was manna enough for all, enough for each, and none had too much; so in Christ there is a compleat sufficiency, and no superfluity. But they that did eat manna hungered again, died at last, and with many of them God was not well pleased: whereas they that feed on Christ by faith shall never hunger, and shall die no more, and with them God will be for ever well pleased. The Lord evermore give us this bread!