Exodus 15:24

24 So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?”

Exodus 15:24 in Other Translations

24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
24 And the people grumbled against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"
24 Then the people complained and turned against Moses. “What are we going to drink?” they demanded.
24 And the people complained to Moses, "So what are we supposed to drink?"
24 The people grumbled to Moses, "What are we going to drink?"

Exodus 15:24 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 15:24

And the people murmured against Moses
For bringing them into a wilderness where they could find no water fit to drink; saying:

what shall we drink?
what shall we do for drink? where can we drink? this water is not drinkable, and, unless we have something to drink, we, and our wives, and children, and servants, and cattle, must all perish.

Exodus 15:24 In-Context

22 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water.
23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah. )
24 So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?”
25 Then Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink. There the LORD issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test.
26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 14:12; Exodus 16:2; Exodus 7:3; Numbers 14:2; Joshua 9:18; Psalms 78:18,42; Psalms 106:13,25; Ezekiel 16:43
  • 2. Matthew 6:31
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