Exodus 17:2
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English Standard Version
Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?”

King James Bible
Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?

American Standard Version
Wherefore the people stove with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why strive ye with me? Wherefore do ye tempt Jehovah?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they chode with Moses, and said: Give us water, that we may drink. And Moses answered them: Why chide you with me? Wherefore do you tempt the Lord?

English Revised Version
Wherefore the people strove with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why strive ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore the people contended with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why chide you with me? why do ye tempt the LORD?

Exodus 17:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As a constant memorial of this bread of God for succeeding generations, Jehovah commanded Moses to keep a bowl full (העמר מלא, the filling of a bowl) of the manna. Accordingly Aaron placed a jar of manna (as it is stated in Exodus 16:34, Exodus 16:35, by way of anticipation, for the purpose of summing up everything of importance relating to the manna) "before Jehovah," or speaking still more exactly, "before the testimony," i.e., the tables of the law (see Exodus 25:16), or according to Jewish tradition, in the ark of the covenant (Hebrews 9:4). צנצנת, from צנן to guard round, to preserve, signifies a jar or bottle, not a basket. According to the Jerusalem Targum, it was an earthenware jar; in the lxx it is called στάμνος χρυσοῦς, a golden jar, but there is nothing of this kind in the original text.

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the people

Exodus 5:21 And they said to them, The LORD look on you, and judge; because you have made our smell to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh...

Exodus 14:11,12 And they said to Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness...

Exodus 15:24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

Exodus 16:2,3 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness...

Numbers 11:4-6 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said...

Numbers 14:2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said to them...

Numbers 20:3-5 And the people strived with Moses, and spoke, saying, Would God that we had died when our brothers died before the LORD!...

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?...

give us

Genesis 30:1,2 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die...

1 Samuel 8:6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed to the LORD.

Luke 15:12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me. And he divided to them his living.

wherefore

Exodus 17:7 And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel...

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

Numbers 14:22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness...

Deuteronomy 6:16 You shall not tempt the LORD your God, as you tempted him in Massah.

Psalm 78:18,41,56 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust...

Psalm 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Psalm 106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

Isaiah 7:12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

Malachi 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yes, they that work wickedness are set up; yes, they that tempt God are even delivered.

Matthew 4:7 Jesus said to him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.

Matthew 16:1-3 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven...

Luke 4:12 And Jesus answering said to him, It is said, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.

Acts 5:9 Then Peter said to her, How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold...

Acts 15:10 Now therefore why tempt you God, to put a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

Hebrews 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

Cross References
Matthew 4:7
Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

1 Corinthians 10:9
We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents,

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 16:8
And Moses said, "When the LORD gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the LORD has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him--what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the LORD."

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,

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

Numbers 20:3
And the people quarreled with Moses and said, "Would that we had perished when our brothers perished before the LORD!

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