New International Version
The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim.
King James Bible
Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
Darby Bible Translation
And Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
World English Bible
Then Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
Young's Literal Translation
And Amalek cometh, and fighteth with Israel in Rephidim,
Exodus 17:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel - The Amalekites seem to have attacked the Israelites in the same way and through the same motives that the wandering Arabs attack the caravans which annually pass through the same desert. It does not appear that the Israelites gave them any kind of provocation, they seem to have attacked them merely through the hopes of plunder. The Amalekites were the posterity of Amalek, one of the dukes of Eliphaz, the son of Esau, and consequently Israel's brother, Genesis 36:15, Genesis 36:16.
Fought with Israel - In the most treacherous and dastardly manner; for they came at the rear of the camp, smote the hindmost of the people, even all that were feeble behind, when they were faint and weary; see Deuteronomy 25:18. The baggage, no doubt, was the object of their avarice; but finding the women, children, aged and infirm persons, behind with the baggage, they smote them and took away their spoils.
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Esau's son Eliphaz also had a concubine named Timna, who bore him Amalek. These were grandsons of Esau's wife Adah.
The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.
Then Balaam saw Amalek and spoke his message: "Amalek was first among the nations, but their end will be utter destruction."
Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt.
1 Samuel 15:2
This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt.
1 Samuel 27:8
Now David and his men went up and raided the Geshurites, the Girzites and the Amalekites. (From ancient times these peoples had lived in the land extending to Shur and Egypt.)
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