(A)Therefore the people contended with Moses, and said, “Give us water, that we may drink.”

So Moses said to them, “Why do you contend with me? Why do you (B)tempt the Lord?”

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So he called the name of the place (A)Massah[a] and [b]Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they [c]tempted the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 17:7 Lit. Tempted
  2. Exodus 17:7 Lit. Contention
  3. Exodus 17:7 tested