Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you testM the Lord?”
3 But the people thirsted there for water; and the people complainedN against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us out of Egypt,O to kill us and our children and livestockP with thirst?”
4 So Moses cried outQ to the Lord, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stoneR me.”
6AA I will be standing there in front of youBB on the rockCC at Horeb.DD Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.”
Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7 He calledEE the place MassahFF and Meribah,GG because the Israelites quarreled and tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”
Image Credit: “Moses Draws Water from the Rock” by Francois Perrier, 1642.