Water From the Rock

20 In the first month the whole Israelite community arrived at the Desert of Zin,(A) and they stayed at Kadesh.(B) There Miriam(C) died and was buried.

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Now there was no water(A) for the community,(B) and the people gathered in opposition(C) to Moses and Aaron. They quarreled(D) with Moses and said, “If only we had died when our brothers fell dead(E) before the Lord!(F) Why did you bring the Lord’s community into this wilderness,(G) that we and our livestock should die here?(H) Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to this terrible place? It has no grain or figs, grapevines or pomegranates.(I) And there is no water to drink!(J)

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