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?
Then cameAmalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.9
And Mosessaid unto Joshua,b Choose us outmen, and go out , fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.10
So Joshuadid as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses,Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.11
And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israelprevailed : and when he let down his hand,Amalekprevailed .
But Moses'hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.13
And JoshuadiscomfitedAmalek and his people with the edge of the sword.14
And the LORDsaid unto Moses,Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.15
And Mosesbuilt an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:c16
For he said , Because the LORD hath swornthat the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.