Numbers 20:13

13 These were the waters of Meribah,[a] where the Israelites quarreled with the LORD and where he was proved holy among them.

Numbers 20:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.
ESV
13 These are the waters of Meribah, where the people of Israel quarreled with the LORD, and through them he showed himself holy.
NLT
13 This place was known as the waters of Meribah (which means “arguing”) because there the people of Israel argued with the LORD, and there he demonstrated his holiness among them.
MSG
13 These were the Waters of Meribah (Bickering) where the People of Israel bickered with God, and he revealed himself as holy.
CSB
13 These are the waters of Meribah, where the Israelites quarreled with the Lord, and He showed His holiness to them.

Numbers 20:13 In-Context

11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.
12 But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”
13 These were the waters of Meribah, where the Israelites quarreled with the LORD and where he was proved holy among them.
14 Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, saying: “This is what your brother Israel says: You know about all the hardships that have come on us.
15 Our ancestors went down into Egypt, and we lived there many years. The Egyptians mistreated us and our ancestors,

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Exodus 17:7
  • 2. S ver 3; Deuteronomy 33:8; Psalms 95:8; Psalms 106:32
  • 3. S Leviticus 10:3

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. "Meribah" means "quarreling" .
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