What happened is described in this song the people sang: Spring up, O well! Sing of the water! This is a well The leaders dug. It was hollowed With their staves And shovels. Then they left the desert and proceeded on through Mattanah,
They went on to Beer (The Well), where God said to Moses, “Gather the people; I’ll give them water.” That’s where Israel sang this song: Erupt, Well! Sing the Song of the Well, the well sunk by princes, Dug out by the peoples’ leaders digging with their scepters and staffs.
Sing about the well the princes dug. Sing about the well the nobles of the people dug. All their rulers were holding their scepters and walking sticks.” Then the Israelites went from the desert to Mattanah.
The well which the princes digged, and the dukes of the multitude made ready, in the giver of the law, and in their staves (The well from the Giver of the Law, which the leaders dug, yea, which the leaders of the multitude brought forth with their staffs). And (then) they went forth from the wilderness to Mattanah,
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