Tuesday, April 26, 2011

socialist Bible verse of the day: Exodus 16:16-18

Brother Will says: To understand the following bit of Biblical communism, it helps to know that an omer is an ancient Israelite unit of measure. Wikipedia breaks it down here, but what matters isn't the amount. It's the principle.

Moses tells the people to gather the manna from heaven:
This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Everyone is to gather as much as they need. Take an omer[a] for each person you have in your tent.’” The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little. And when they measured it by the omer, the one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little. Everyone had gathered just as much as they needed. —Exodus 16:16-18
It doesn't matter how much anyone gathers. Everyone gets an omer, and that's plenty.