The LORD said to Moses,
"Take the staff,1 and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water.2 You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink."
So Moses took the staff3 from the LORD's presence,4 just as he commanded him.
He and Aaron gathered the assembly together5 in front of the rock and Moses said to them, "Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?"611
Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water7 gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.
But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy8 in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them."913
These were the waters of Meribah,a10 where the Israelites quarreled11 with the LORD and where he showed himself holy among them.12