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.
The house of Israel named the substance manna. It resembled coriander seed, was white, and tasted like wafers [made] with honey.
but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles.
Yet to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is God's power and God's wisdom,
"Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. I will give the victor some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name is inscribed that no one knows except the one who receives it.
Gold from that land is pure; bdellium and onyx are also there.