I am going to stand there in front of you on the rock at Horeb; when you hit the rock, water(A) will come out of it and the people will drink.” Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.

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11 Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff, so that abundant water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.(A)

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15 He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous[a] snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint rock for you.

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Footnotes

  1. 8:15 Lit burning

16 He brought streams out of the stone
and made water flow down like rivers.(A)

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The Ransomed Return to Zion

35 The wilderness and the dry land will be glad;
the desert will rejoice and blossom like a wildflower.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. 35:1 Or meadow saffron; traditionally rose

Then the lame will leap like a deer,(A)
and the tongue of the mute will sing for joy,(B)
for water will gush in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert;(C)

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18 I will open rivers on the barren heights,(A)
and springs in the middle of the plains.
I will turn the desert into a pool
and dry land into springs.(B)
19 I will plant cedar, acacia, myrtle, and olive trees
in the wilderness.(C)
I will put juniper, elm, and cypress trees together
in the desert.

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10 They will not hunger or thirst,
the scorching heat or sun will not strike them;
for their compassionate one will guide them,
and lead them to springs.(A)

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For the Lord will comfort Zion;(A)
he will comfort all her waste places,
and he will make her wilderness like Eden,(B)
and her desert like the garden of the Lord.(C)
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and melodious song.

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