July 26, 2017

Exodus 16: 1- 5, 9- 15

16:1 And they set out from Elim. And the entire multitude of the sons of Israel arrived at the desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month, after they departed from the land of Egypt.
16:2 And the entire congregation of the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
16:3 And the sons of Israel said to them: “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat around bowls of meat and ate bread until filled. Why have you led us away, into this desert, so that you might kill the entire multitude with famine?”
16:4 Then the Lord said to Moses: “Behold, I will rain down bread from heaven for you. Let the people go out and collect what is sufficient for each day, so that I may test them, as to whether or not they will walk in my law.
16:5 But on the sixth day, let them prepare what they use for carrying, and let there be double what they were accustomed to collect on a single day.”
16:9 Moses also said to Aaron: “Say to the whole congregation of the sons of Israel, ‘Approach before the Lord. For he has heard your murmuring.’ ”
16:10 And when Aaron spoke to the entire assembly of the sons of Israel, they looked out toward the wilderness. And behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in a cloud.
16:11 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
16:12 “I have heard the murmuring of the sons of Israel. Say to them: ‘In the evening, you will eat flesh, and in the morning, you will be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’ ”
16:13 Therefore, it happened in the evening: quails, rising up, covered the camp. Likewise, in the morning, a dew lay all around the camp.
16:14 And when it had covered the face of the earth, it appeared, in the wilderness, small and as if crushed with a pestle, similar to hoar-frost on the ground.
16:15 When the sons of Israel had seen it, they said one to another: “Manhu?” which means “What is this?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them: “This is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.

Matthew 13: 1- 9

13:1 In that day, Jesus, departing from the house, sat down beside the sea.
13:2 And such great crowds were gathered to him that he climbed into a boat and he sat down. And the entire multitude stood on the shore.
13:3 And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow seed.
13:4 And while he was sowing, some fell beside the road, and the birds of the air came and ate it.
13:5 Then others fell in a rocky place, where they did not have much soil. And they sprung up promptly, because they had no depth of soil.
13:6 But when the sun rose up, they were scorched, and because they had no roots, they withered.
13:7 Still others fell among thorns, and the thorns increased and suffocated them.
13:8 Yet some others fell upon good soil, and they produced fruit: some one hundred fold, some sixty fold, some thirty fold.
13:9 Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear.”