These are the Lord's instructions. Each household should gather as much as it needs. Pick up two quarts for each person in your tent. And the people of Israel did as they were told, but some gathered a lot and some only a little.
And when they measured it out, everyone had just enough. Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over and those who gathered only a little had enough. Each family had just what it needed afterwards Moses told them, "Do not keep any of it until morning."
But some of them didn't listen and kept some until morning and by then it was full of maggots and had a terrible smell; and Moses got very angry with them.
After this the people gathered the food morning by morning, each family according to its need. And as the sun became hot, the flakes they had not picked up melted and disappeared. On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much as usual - four quarts for each person instead of two.
Then all the leaders of the community came and asked Moses for an explanation. He told them, "This is what the Lord commanded: Tomorrow will be a day of complete rest, a holy Sabbath day set apart for the Lord. Bake or boil as much as you want today and set aside what is left for tomorrow."
They put some aside until morning, just as Moses had commanded. And in the morning the leftover food was wholesome and good, without maggots or odor. Moses said, "Eat this food today, for today is a Sabbath day dedicated to the Lord. There will be no food on the ground for that day. You may gather the food for six days, but the seventh day is the Sabbath. There will be no food on the ground for that day." Some of the people went out anyway on the seventh day, but they found no food.
The Lord asked Moses, "How long will these people refuse to obey my commands and instructions? They must realize that the Sabbath is the Lord's gift to you. That is why he gives you a two-day supply on the sixth day, so there will be enough for two days. On the Sabbath day you must each stay in your place. Do not go out to pick up food on the seventh day." Ex 16.1-30