Exodus 15:24
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English Standard Version
And the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”

King James Bible
And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

American Standard Version
And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

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And the people murmured against Moses, saying: What shall we drink?

English Revised Version
And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Thou wilt bring and plant them in the mountain of Thine inheritance, the place which Thou hast made for Thy dwelling-place, Jehovah, for the sanctuary, Lord, which Thy hands prepared." On the dagesh dirim. in מקּדשׁ, see Exodus 2:3. The futures are not to be taken as expressive of wishes, but as simple predictions, and are not to be twisted into preterites, as they have been by Knobel. The "mountain of Jehovah's inheritance" was not the hill country of Canaan (Deuteronomy 3:25), but the mountain which Jehovah had prepared for a sanctuary (Psalm 78:54), and chosen as a dwelling-place through the sacrifice of Isaac. The planting of Israel upon this mountain does not signify the introduction of the Israelites into the promised land, but the planting of the people of God in the house of the Lord (Psalm 92:14), in the future sanctuary, where Jehovah would perfect His fellowship with His people, and where the people would show themselves by their sacrifices to be the "people of possession," and would serve Him for ever as their King. This was the goal, to which the redemption from Egypt pointed, and to which the prophetic foresight of Moses raised both himself and his people in this song, as he beholds in spirit and ardently desires the kingdom of Jehovah in its ultimate completion.

(Note: Auberlen's remarks in the Jahrb.f. d. Theol. iii. p. 793, are quite to the point: "In spirit Moses already saw the people brought to Canaan, which Jehovah had described, in the promise given to the fathers and repeated to him, as His own dwelling-place where He would abide in the midst of His people in holy separation from the nations of the world. When the first stage had been so gloriously finished, he could already see the termination of the journey."..."The nation was so entirely devoted to Jehovah, that its own dwelling-place fell into the shade beside that of its God, and assumed the appearance of a sojourning around the sanctuary of Jehovah, for God went up before the people in the pillar of cloud and fire. The fact that a mountain is mentioned in Exodus 15:17 as the dwelling-place of Jehovah is no proof of a vaticinium post eventum, but is a true prophecy, having its natural side, however, in the fact that mountains were generally the sites chosen for divine worship and for temples; a fact with which Moses was already acquainted (Genesis 22:2; Exodus 3:1, Exodus 3:12; compare such passages as Numbers 22:41; Numbers 33:52; Micah 4:1-2). In the actual fulfilment its was Mount Zion upon which Jehovah was enthroned as King in the midst of his People.)

The song closes in Exodus 15:18 with an inspiring prospect of the time, when "Jehovah will be King (of His people) for ever and ever;" and in Exodus 15:19, it is dovetailed into the historical narrative by the repetition of the fact to which it owed its origin, and by the explanatory "for," which points back to the opening verse.

Exodus 15:24 Parallel Commentaries

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Exodus 14:11 And they said to Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness?...

Exodus 16:2,8,9 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness...

Exodus 17:3,4 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said...

Numbers 11:1-6 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled...

Numbers 14:1-4 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night...

Numbers 16:11,41 For which cause both you and all your company are gathered together against the LORD: and what is Aaron, that you murmur against him...

Numbers 17:10 And the LORD said to Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels...

Numbers 20:2-5 And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron...

Numbers 21:5 And the people spoke against God, and against Moses, Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?...

1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling words...

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Exodus 17:3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said...

Psalm 78:19,20 Yes, they spoke against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness...

Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body...

Cross References
Exodus 5:21
and they said to them, "The LORD look on you and judge, because you have made us stink in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants, and have put a sword in their hand to kill us."

Exodus 14:11
They said to Moses, "Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt?

Exodus 16:2
And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness,

Numbers 14:22
none of the men who have seen my glory and my signs that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have put me to the test these ten times and have not obeyed my voice,

Psalm 106:13
But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.

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