New International Version
Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron.
King James Bible
And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.
Darby Bible Translation
And there was no water for the assembly, and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.
World English Bible
There was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.
Young's Literal Translation
And there hath been no water for the company, and they are assembled against Moses, and against Aaron,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And there was no water for the congregation - The same occurrence took place to the children of Israel at Kadesh, as did formerly to their fathers at Rephidim, see Exodus 17:1; and as the fathers murmured, so also did the children.
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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.
So they quarreled with Moses and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses replied, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the LORD to the test?"
When Korah had gathered all his followers in opposition to them at the entrance to the tent of meeting, the glory of the LORD appeared to the entire assembly.
But when the assembly gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron and turned toward the tent of meeting, suddenly the cloud covered it and the glory of the LORD appeared.
By the waters of Meribah they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them;
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