And the sons of Israel come in, -- all the company -- to the wilderness of Zin, in the first month, and the people abide in Kadesh, and Miriam dieth there, and is buried there.
And there hath been no water for the company, and they are assembled against Moses, and against Aaron,
and the people strive with Moses, and speak, saying, `And oh that we had expired when our brethren expired before Jehovah!
and why have ye brought in the assembly of Jehovah unto this wilderness to die there, we and our beasts?
and why hast thou brought us up out of Egypt to bring us in unto this evil place? no place of seed, and fig, and vine, and pomegranate; and water there is none to drink.
And Moses and Aaron go in from the presence of the assembly unto the opening of the tent of meeting, and fall on their faces, and the honour of Jehovah is seen by them.
And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
`Take the rod, and assemble the company, thou and Aaron thy brother; and ye have spoken unto the rock before their eyes, and it hath given its water, and thou hast brought out to them water from the rock, and hast watered the company, and their beasts.'
And Moses taketh the rod from before Jehovah, as He hath commanded him,
and Moses and Aaron assemble the assembly unto the front of the rock, and he saith to them, `Hear, I pray you, O rebels, from this rock do we bring out to you water?'
and Moses lifteth up his hand, and smiteth the rock with his rod twice; and much water cometh out, and the company drink, also their beasts.
And Jehovah saith unto Moses, and unto Aaron, `Because ye have not believed in Me to sanctify Me before the eyes of the sons of Israel, therefore ye do not bring in this assembly unto the land which I have given to them.'
These [are] waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel have `striven' with Jehovah, and He is sanctified upon them.