Numbers 20:2

2 Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron.

Read Numbers 20:2 Using Other Translations

And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.
Now there was no water for the congregation. And they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.
There was no water for the people to drink at that place, so they rebelled against Moses and Aaron.

What does Numbers 20:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 20:2

And there was no water for the congregation
Which was so ordered, for the trial of this new generation, to see whether they would behave any better than their fathers had done in a like circumstance, the first year they came out of Egypt, ( Exodus 17:1-8 )

and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron;
just as their fathers had done before them, being of the like temper and disposition.

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