New American Standard Bible
Those were the waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel contended with the LORD, and He proved Himself holy among them.
King James Bible
This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.
Darby Bible Translation
These are the waters of Meribah, where the children of Israel contended with Jehovah, and he hallowed himself in them.
World English Bible
These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with Yahweh, and he was sanctified in them.
Young's Literal Translation
These are waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel have 'striven' with Jehovah, and He is sanctified upon them.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And he was sanctified in them - An allusion doubtless to the name "Kadesh" (holy), which though not now bestowed, acquired a new significance from the fact that God here vindicated His own sanctity, punishing Moses and Aaron who had trespassed against it.
LibraryKadesh. Rekam, and that Double. Inquiry is Made, Whether the Doubling it in the Maps is Well Done.
The readers of the eastern interpreters will observe, that Kadesh is rendered by all Rekam, or in a sound very near it. In the Chaldee, it is 'Rekam': in the Syriac, 'Rekem': in the Arabic, 'Rakim'... There are two places noted by the name Rekam in the very bounds of the land,--to wit, the southern and eastern: that is, a double Kadesh. I. Of Kadesh, or Rekam, in the south part, there is no doubt. II. Of it, in the eastern part, there is this mention: "From Rekam to the east, and Rekam is as the …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
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He named the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the sons of Israel, and because they tested the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD among us, or not?"
Of Levi he said, "Let Your Thummim and Your Urim belong to Your godly man, Whom You proved at Massah, With whom You contended at the waters of Meribah;
"You called in trouble and I rescued you; I answered you in the hiding place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness,
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