And all the congregation of the children of Israeljourneyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink .
Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said , Give us water that we may drink . And Mosessaid unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?3
And the peoplethirsted there for water; and the peoplemurmured against Moses, and said , Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?4
And Mosescried unto the LORD,saying , What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
And the LORDsaid unto Moses, Go onbefore the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river,take in thine hand, and go .
Behold, I will standbefore thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall comewater out of it, that the people may drink . And Mosesdid so in the sight of the elders of Israel.7
And he called the name of the placeMassah,a and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD,saying , Is the LORDamong us, or not?