in the wilderness
Exodus 16:1-17
The entire Israelite community departed from Elim and came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had left the land of Egypt.
The entire Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by the LORD's hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by pots of meat and ate all the bread we wanted. Instead, you brought us into this wilderness to make this whole assembly die of hunger!"
Then the LORD said to Moses, "I am going to rain bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. This way I will test them to see whether or not they will follow My instructions.
On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather on other days."
So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites: "This evening you will know that it was the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt;
in the morning you will see the LORD's glory because He has heard your complaints about Him. For who are we that you complain about us?"
Moses continued, "The LORD will give you meat to eat this evening and abundant bread in the morning, for He has heard the complaints that you are raising against Him. Who are we? Your complaints are not against us but against the LORD."
Then Moses told Aaron, "Say to the entire Israelite community, 'Come before the LORD, for He has heard your complaints.'"
As Aaron was speaking to the entire Israelite community, they turned toward the wilderness, and there, in a cloud, the LORD's glory appeared.
The LORD spoke to Moses,
"I have heard the complaints of the Israelites. Tell them: At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will eat bread until you are full. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God."
So at evening quail came and covered the camp. In the morning there was a layer of dew all around the camp.
When the layer of dew evaporated, there on the desert surface were fine flakes, as fine as frost on the ground.
When the Israelites saw it, they asked one another, "What is it?" because they didn't know what it was. Moses told them, "It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat.
This is what the LORD has commanded: 'Gather as much of it as each person needs to eat. You may take two quarts per individual, according to the number of people each of you has in his tent.'"
So the Israelites did this. Some gathered a lot, some a little.
Nehemiah 9:12-23
You led them with a pillar of cloud by day, and with a pillar of fire by night, to illuminate the way they should go.
You came down on Mount Sinai, and spoke to them from heaven. You gave them impartial ordinances, reliable instructions, and good decrees and commandments.
You revealed Your holy Sabbath to them, and gave them commandments, statutes, and a law through Your servant Moses.
You provided bread from heaven for their hunger; You brought them water from the rock for their thirst. You told them to go in and possess the land You had sworn to give them.
But our ancestors acted arrogantly; they became stiff-necked and did not listen to Your commands.
They refused to listen and did not remember Your wonders You performed among them. They became stiff-necked and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in faithful love, and You did not abandon them.
Even after they had cast an image of a calf for themselves and said, "This is your God who brought you out of Egypt," and they had committed terrible blasphemies,
You did not abandon them in the wilderness because of Your great compassion. During the day the pillar of cloud never turned away from them, guiding them on their journey. And during the night the pillar of fire illuminated the way they should go.
You sent Your good Spirit to instruct them. You did not withhold Your manna from their mouths, and You gave them water for their thirst.
You provided for them in the wilderness 40 years and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell.
You gave them kingdoms and peoples and assigned them to be a boundary. They took possession of the land of Sihon king of Heshbon and of the land of Og king of Bashan.
You multiplied their descendants like the stars of heaven and brought them to the land You told their ancestors to go in and take possession [of it].
Psalm 78:14-28
He led them with a cloud by day and with a fiery light throughout the night.
He split rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as abundant as the depths.
He brought streams out of the stone and made water flow down like rivers.
But they continued to sin against Him, rebelling in the desert against the Most High.
They deliberately tested God, demanding the food they craved.
They spoke against God, saying, "Is God able to provide food in the wilderness?
Look! He struck the rock and water gushed out; torrents overflowed. But can He also provide bread or furnish meat for His people?"
Therefore, the LORD heard and became furious; then fire broke out against Jacob, and anger flared up against Israel
because they did not believe God or rely on His salvation.
He gave a command to the clouds above and opened the doors of heaven.
He rained manna for them to eat; He gave them grain from heaven.
People ate the bread of angels. He sent them an abundant supply of food.
He made the east wind blow in the skies and drove the south wind by His might.
He rained meat on them like dust, and winged birds like the sand of the seas.
He made [them] fall in His camp, all around His tent.
Psalm 105:39-41
He spread a cloud as a covering and [gave] a fire to light up the night.
They asked, and He brought quail and satisfied them with bread from heaven.
He opened a rock, and water gushed out; it flowed like a stream in the desert.
bare thee
Deuteronomy 32:11
He watches over His nest like an eagle and hovers over His young; He spreads His wings, catches him, and lifts him up on His pinions.
Deuteronomy 32:12
The LORD alone led him, with no help from a foreign god.
Exodus 19:4
You have seen what I did to the Egyptians and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to Me.
Numbers 11:11
So Moses asked the LORD, "Why have You brought such trouble on Your servant? Why are You angry with me, and why do You burden me with all these people?
Numbers 11:12
Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth so You should tell me, 'Carry them at your breast, as a nursing woman carries a baby,' to the land that You swore to [give] their fathers?
Numbers 11:14
"I can't carry all these people by myself. They are too much for me.
Isaiah 40:11
He protects His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries [them] in the fold of His [garment]. He gently leads those that are nursing.
Isaiah 46:3
"Listen to Me, house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been sustained from the womb, carried along since birth.
Isaiah 46:4
I will be the same until [your] old age, and I will bear [you] up when you turn gray. I have made [you], and I will carry [you]; I will bear and save [you].
Isaiah 63:9
In all their suffering, He suffered, and the Angel of His Presence saved them. He redeemed them because of His love and compassion; He lifted them up and carried them all the days of the past.
Hosea 11:3
It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them in My arms, but they never knew that I healed them.
Hosea 11:4
I led them with human cords, with ropes of kindness. To them I was like one who eases the yoke from their jaws; I bent down to give them food.
Acts 13:18
And for about 40 years He put up with them in the desert;