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Water From the Rock

17 The entire Israelite community set out on their journey from the Wilderness of Sin[a] as the Lord had commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. So the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.”

Moses said to them, “Why are you quarreling with me? Why are you testing the Lord?”

But the people were thirsty for water there, so they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you ever bring us up out of Egypt to let us, our children, and our livestock die of thirst?”

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  1. Exodus 17:1 Sin is a geographic name like Sinai. It is not the English word sin.