Deuteronomy 8:15
New International Version
He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.

New Living Translation
Do not forget that he led you through the great and terrifying wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry. He gave you water from the rock!

English Standard Version
who led you through the great and terrifying wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, who brought you water out of the flinty rock,

Berean Study Bible
He led you through the vast and terrifying wilderness with its venomous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty and waterless land. He brought you water from the rock of flint.

New American Standard Bible
"He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.

King James Bible
Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

Christian Standard Bible
He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint rock for you.

Contemporary English Version
Remember how he led you in that huge and frightening desert where poisonous snakes and scorpions live. There was no water, but the LORD split open a rock, and water poured out so you could drink.

Good News Translation
He led you through that vast and terrifying desert where there were poisonous snakes and scorpions. In that dry and waterless land he made water flow out of solid rock for you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint-like rock for you.

International Standard Version
who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery, and who led you through the vast and dangerous desert, that parched land without water, with its poisonous snakes and scorpions. He brought water out of solid rock for you,

NET Bible
and who brought you through the great, fearful desert of venomous serpents and scorpions, an arid place with no water. He made water flow from a flint rock and

New Heart English Bible
who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He was the one who led you through that vast and dangerous desert-a thirsty and arid land, with poisonous snakes and scorpions. He was the one who made water come out of solid rock for you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
who led thee through the great and dreadful wilderness, wherein were serpents, fiery serpents, and scorpions, and thirsty ground where was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

New American Standard 1977
“He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness of burning serpents and scorpions and drought, where there was no water, who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint,

King James 2000 Bible
Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and thirsty land, where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;

American King James Version
Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;

American Standard Version
who led thee through the great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
who brought thee through that great and terrible wilderness, where is the biting serpent, and scorpion, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee a fountain of water out of the flinty rock:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And was thy leader in the great and terrible wilderness, wherein there was the serpent burning with his breath, and the scorpion and the dipsas, and no waters at all: who brought forth streams out of the hardest rock,

Darby Bible Translation
who led thee through the great and terrible wilderness, [a wilderness of] fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there is no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

English Revised Version
who led thee through the great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

Webster's Bible Translation
Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drouth, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

World English Bible
who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, [in which were] fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;

Young's Literal Translation
who is causing thee to go in the great and the terrible wilderness -- burning serpent, and scorpion, and thirst -- where there is no water; who is bringing out to thee waters from the flinty rock;
Study Bible
Remember the LORD Your God
14then your heart will become proud, and you will forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 15He led you through the vast and terrifying wilderness with its venomous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty and waterless land. He brought you water from the rock of flint. 16He fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers had not known, in order to humble you and test you, so that in the end He might cause you to prosper.…
Cross References
Exodus 17:6
Behold, I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb; when you strike the rock, water will come out of it for the people to drink." So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Numbers 20:11
Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff, so that a great amount of water gushed out, and the congregation and their livestock were able to drink.

Numbers 21:6
So the LORD sent poisonous snakes among the people, and many of the Israelites were bitten and died.

Deuteronomy 1:19
And just as the LORD our God had commanded us, we set out from Horeb and went toward the hill country of the Amorites, through all the vast and terrifying wilderness you have seen. When we reached Kadesh-barnea,

Deuteronomy 32:13
He made him ride on the heights of the land and fed him the produce of the field. He nourished him with honey from the rock and oil from the flinty crag,

Psalm 78:15
He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as abundant as the seas.

Psalm 114:8
who turned the rock into a pool, the flint into a fountain of water.

Psalm 136:16
He led His people through the wilderness. His loving devotion endures forever.

Isaiah 30:6
This is an oracle concerning the animals of the Negev: Through a land of hardship and distress, of lioness and lion, of viper and flying serpent, they carry their wealth on the backs of donkeys and their treasures on the humps of camels, to a people of no profit to them.

Isaiah 43:19
Behold, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

Jeremiah 2:6
They did not ask, 'Where is the LORD who brought us from the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and pits, through a land of drought and darkness, a land where no one travels and no one lives?'

Hosea 13:5
I knew you in the wilderness, in the land of drought.

Treasury of Scripture

Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;

led thee

Deuteronomy 1:19
And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadeshbarnea.

Psalm 136:16
To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Isaiah 63:12-14
That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name? …

fiery serpents

Numbers 21:6
And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.

Hosea 13:5
I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.

who brought

Exodus 17:5
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.

Numbers 20:11
And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

Psalm 78:15,16
He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths…







Lexicon
He led
הַמּוֹלִ֨יכֲךָ֜ (ham·mō·w·lî·ḵă·ḵā)
Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

you through the vast
הַגָּדֹ֣ל (hag·gā·ḏōl)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

and terrifying
וְהַנּוֹרָ֗א (wə·han·nō·w·rā)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

wilderness
בַּמִּדְבָּ֣ר ׀ (bam·miḏ·bār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

with its venomous
שָׂרָף֙ (śā·rāp̄)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8314: Burning, poisonous, a saraph, symbolical creature

snakes
נָחָ֤שׁ ׀ (nā·ḥāš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5175: A serpent

and scorpions,
וְעַקְרָ֔ב (wə·‘aq·rāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6137: A scorpion, a scourge, knotted whip

a thirsty
וְצִמָּא֖וֹן (wə·ṣim·mā·’ō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6774: A thirsty place, desert

and waterless [land].
מָ֑יִם (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

He brought you
הַמּוֹצִ֤יא (ham·mō·w·ṣî)
Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

water
מַ֔יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

from the rock
מִצּ֖וּר (miṣ·ṣūr)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

of flint.
הַֽחַלָּמִֽישׁ׃ (ha·ḥal·lā·mîš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2496: Flint
(15) The rock of flint.--The rock in Horeb is called ts�r; the rock smitten in Kadesh, selagh. The first word conveys the idea of "hardness"; the other is rather a "cliff," or "height," and suggests the idea of inaccessibility. In Numbers 20:10, the words of Moses to the rebels, "Must we fetch you water out of this rock?" seem to help the distinction, whatever its purpose may be. On the associations of the word ts�r with flint, see Note on Joshua 5:2. The word challamish, here used for flint, occurs in Deuteronomy 32:13, Job 28:9, Psalm 114:8 (an allusion to this passage), and Isaiah 1:7.

Verse 15. - Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, etc. "The fiery serpent" and "the scorpion" (sing.) are in apposition to the "wilderness," and illustrate its terribleness. Fiery serpents - ὔφεις τοὺς θανατοῦνσας LXX. - or burning serpents, so called from the burning pain caused by their bite; probably the cerastes, or one of the naja species (cf. Numbers 21:6). 8:10-20 Moses directs to the duty of a prosperous condition. Let them always remember their Benefactor. In everything we must give thanks. Moses arms them against the temptations of a prosperous condition. When men possess large estates, or are engaged in profitable business, they find the temptation to pride, forgetfulness of God, and carnal-mindedness, very strong; and they are anxious and troubled about many things. In this the believing poor have the advantage; they more easily perceive their supplies coming from the Lord in answer to the prayer of faith; and, strange as it may seem, they find less difficulty in simply trusting him for daily bread. They taste a sweetness therein, which is generally unknown to the rich, while they are also freed from many of their temptations. Forget not God's former dealings with thee. Here is the great secret of Divine Providence. Infinite wisdom and goodness are the source of all the changes and trials believers experience. Israel had many bitter trials, but it was to do them good. Pride is natural to the human heart. Would one suppose that such a people, after their slavery at the brick-kilns, should need the thorns of the wilderness to humble them? But such is man! And they were proved that they might be humbled. None of us live a single week without giving proofs of our weakness, folly, and depravity. To broken-hearted souls alone the Saviour is precious indeed. Nothing can render the most suitable outward and inward trials effectual, but the power of the Spirit of God. See here how God's giving and our getting are reconciled, and apply it to spiritual wealth. All God's gifts are in pursuance of his promises. Moses repeats the warning he had often given of the fatal consequences of forsaking God. Those who follow others in sin, will follow them to destruction. If we do as sinners do, we must expect to fare as sinners fare.
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