Psalms 78:16

16 God made streams flow from the rock, made water run like rivers.

Psalms 78:16 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:16

He brought streams also out of the rock
Which is expressed in the singular number, as also in ( Psalms 78:20 ) , because the children of Israel were not come to Kadesh, and the second rock was not smitten when they lusted after flesh, and murmured against God, and tempted him, as is after related:

and caused waters to run down like rivers;
from the descent of the rock, which followed them all the way in the wilderness; this was a most marvellous thing, that water should flow from a flinty rock upon striking it, from whence fire rather than water might have been expected; and that it should flow in such great abundance, and that from a rock in a wilderness.

Psalms 78:16 In-Context

14 God led them with the cloud by day; by the lightning all through the night.
15 God split rocks open in the wilderness, gave them plenty to drink— as if from the deep itself!
16 God made streams flow from the rock, made water run like rivers.
17 But they continued to sin against God, rebelling against the Most High in the desert.
18 They tested God in their hearts, demanded food for their stomachs.