And the Lord said to Moses, (A)“Go on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel. Also take in your hand your rod with which (B)you struck the river, and go. (C)Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.”

And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. So he called the name of the place (D)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

11 Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; (A)and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.

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15 (A)He split the rocks in the wilderness,
And gave them drink in abundance like the depths.

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