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Exodus 17:7-9 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Moses named that place Meribah[a] and Massah,[b] because this was the place that the Israelites turned against him and tested the Lord. The people wanted to know if the Lord was with them or not.

War With the Amalekites

At Rephidim the Amalekites came and fought against the Israelites. So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some men and go and fight the Amalekites tomorrow. I will stand on the top of the hill and watch you. I will be holding the walking stick God gave me.”


  1. Exodus 17:7 Meribah This name means “argument” or “rebellion.”
  2. Exodus 17:7 Massah This name means “trial,” “temptation,” or “test.”
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