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.