11 Then Moses lift up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice, and the water came out abundantly: so the Congregation, and their beasts drank.

12 ¶ Again, the Lord spake unto Moses, and to Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to [a]sanctify me in the presence of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this Congregation into the land which I have given them.

13 This is the water of [b]Meribah, because the children of Israel strove with the Lord, and he [c]was sanctified in them.

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  1. Numbers 20:12 That the children of Israel should believe, and acknowledge my power, and so honor me.
  2. Numbers 20:13 Or, strife and contention, Num. 27:14.
  3. Numbers 20:13 By showing himself almighty and maintaining his glory.