In the daytime he led them with a cloud, *
and all the night through with a light of fire.
He split the hard rocks in the wilderness *
and gave them drink in abundance, as out of the great deep.
He brought waters out of the stony rock, *
so that it gushed out like the rivers.
Yet for all this they sinned more against him, *
and provoked the Most High in the wilderness.
They tested God in their hearts *
and demanded food for their craving.
They spoke against God, saying, *
“Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?
Indeed, he smote the stony rock, so that water gushed out, and the streams overflowed; *
but can he give bread also, or provide meat for his people?”
When the Lord heard this, he was full of wrath; *
so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and there flared up fierce anger against Israel,
Because they did not believe in God, *
and did not put their trust in his help.
So he commanded the clouds above *
and opened the doors of heaven.
He rained down manna upon them to eat *
and gave them food from heaven.
So mortals ate the bread of angels; *
for he sent them food enough.