New International Version
He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas;
King James Bible
He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.
Darby Bible Translation
He clave rocks in the wilderness, and gave [them] drink as out of the depths, abundantly;
World English Bible
He split rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.
Young's Literal Translation
He cleaveth rocks in a wilderness, And giveth drink -- as the great deep.
Psalm 78:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through - The reader is requested to consult the notes on the parallel passages marked in the margin on this verse and Psalm 78:14-17, etc., where all these miracles are largely explained.
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'That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.'--PSALM lxxviii. 7. In its original application this verse is simply a statement of God's purpose in giving to Israel the Law, and such a history of deliverance. The intention was that all future generations might remember what He had done, and be encouraged by the remembrance to hope in Him for the future; and by both memory and hope, be impelled to the discharge of present duty. So, then, the words …
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and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.
I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink." So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.
Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.
He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers.
True, he struck the rock, and water gushed out, streams flowed abundantly, but can he also give us bread? Can he supply meat for his people?"
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