11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

12 But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Because you did not trust in me enough to honour me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.’

13 These were the waters of Meribah,[a] where the Israelites quarrelled with the Lord and where he was proved holy among them.

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  1. Numbers 20:13 Meribah means quarrelling.