Other Story 44
When the layer of dew evaporated, behold, on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground. When the sons of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.
The house of Israel named it manna, and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
“He who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.
Then the Lord said,
“Because this people draw near with their words
And honor Me with their lip service,
But they remove their hearts far from Me,
And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,
“All your sons will be taught of the Lord;
And the well-being of your sons will be great.
“They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the Lord, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying,
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.
Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.