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

14 ¶ Then Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of [c]Edom, saying, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that we have had,

15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time, where the Egyptians handled us evil and our fathers.

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  1. Numbers 20:13 Or, strife and contention, Num. 27:14.
  2. Numbers 20:13 By showing himself almighty and maintaining his glory.
  3. Numbers 20:14 Because Jacob or Israel was Esau’s brother, who was called Edom.

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