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Exodus 17:2-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water that we may drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?” But the people thirsted there for water; and [a]they grumbled against Moses and said, “Why, now, have you brought us up from Egypt, to kill [b]us and [c]our children and [d]our livestock with thirst?” So Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “What shall I do to this people? A little more and they will stone me.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Pass before the people and take with you some of the elders of Israel; and take in your hand your staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. He named the place [e]Massah and [f]Meribah because of the quarrel of the sons of Israel, and because they tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us, or not?”

Footnotes:

  1. Exodus 17:3 Lit the people
  2. Exodus 17:3 Lit me
  3. Exodus 17:3 Lit my
  4. Exodus 17:3 Lit my
  5. Exodus 17:7 I.e. test
  6. Exodus 17:7 I.e. quarrel
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Exodus 17:2-7 New International Version (NIV)

So they quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.”

Moses replied, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the Lord to the test?”

But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?”

Then Moses cried out to the Lord, “What am I to do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me.”

The Lord answered Moses, “Go out in front of the people. Take with you some of the elders of Israel and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.” So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the place Massah[a] and Meribah[b] because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the Lord saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”

Footnotes:

  1. Exodus 17:7 Massah means testing.
  2. Exodus 17:7 Meribah means quarreling.
New International Version (NIV)

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Numbers 20:13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

13 Those were the waters of [a]Meribah, [b]because the sons of Israel contended with the Lord, and He proved Himself holy among them.

Footnotes:

  1. Numbers 20:13 I.e. contention
  2. Numbers 20:13 Or where
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Numbers 20:13 New International Version (NIV)

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

Footnotes:

  1. Numbers 20:13 Meribah means quarreling.
New International Version (NIV)

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