The living water out of the smitten rock
And all the assembly of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin by their 1stages
according to the command of Jehovah and encamped in aRephidim
, and there was 2no
water for the people to drink.
Therefore the people 1acontended
with Moses and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why are you contending with me? Why do you btest
o the people thirsted there for water, and the people amurmured
against Moses and said, For what reason did you bring us up out of Egypt; to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?
So Moses cried out to Jehovah, saying, What shall I do with this people? 1A
little more, and they will stone me.
And Jehovah said to Moses, Pass on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel; and take in your hand you’re astaff
with which you struck the River, and go.
I will be standing before you there upon the 1rock
in Horeb; and you shall 2strike
, and 3water
will come out of it so that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
And he called the name of the place 1aMassah
, because of the contention of the children of Israel and because they tested Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah among us or not?
The defeat of Amalek
came and 2fought
with Israel in Rephidim.
And Moses said to 1aJoshua
, Choose men for us, and go out; fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the bstaff
of God in my hand.
So Joshua did as Moses had said to him and fought with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and aHur
went up to the top of the hill.
And when Moses 1lifted
his hand up, Israel prevailed; and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed.
But Moses’ hands were 1heavy
, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
And Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
And Jehovah said to Moses, Write this as a memorial in a book and 1recite
it to Joshua, that I will utterly 2blot
out the memory of aAmalek
from under heaven.
And Moses built an aaltar
and called the name of it 1Jehovah
For he said, For there is a 1hand
against the throne of 2Jah
! Jehovah will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.