Numbers 20:2
New International Version
Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron.

New Living Translation
There was no water for the people to drink at that place, so they rebelled against Moses and Aaron.

English Standard Version
Now there was no water for the congregation. And they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

Berean Study Bible
Now there was no water for the congregation, so they gathered against Moses and Aaron.

New American Standard Bible
There was no water for the congregation, and they assembled themselves against Moses and Aaron.

King James Bible
And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

Christian Standard Bible
There was no water for the community, so they assembled against Moses and Aaron.

Contemporary English Version
The Israelites had no water, so they went to Moses and Aaron

Good News Translation
There was no water where they camped, so the people gathered around Moses and Aaron

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There was no water for the community, so they assembled against Moses and Aaron.

International Standard Version
But there was no water for the community, so they gathered together against Moses and Aaron.

NET Bible
And there was no water for the community, and so they gathered themselves together against Moses and Aaron.

New Heart English Bible
There was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since the community was without water, they came together to confront Moses and Aaron.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there was no water for the congregation; and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

New American Standard 1977
And there was no water for the congregation; and they assembled themselves against Moses and Aaron.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there was no water for the congregation; and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

King James 2000 Bible
And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

American King James Version
And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

American Standard Version
And there was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and Aaron.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the people wanting water, came together against Moses and Aaron:

Darby Bible Translation
And there was no water for the assembly, and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

English Revised Version
And there was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves 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,
Study Bible
Water from the Rock
1In the first month, the whole congregation of Israel entered the Wilderness of Zin and stayed in Kadesh. There Miriam died and was buried. 2Now there was no water for the congregation, so they gathered against Moses and Aaron. 3The people quarreled with Moses and said, “If only we had perished when our brothers fell dead before the LORD.…
Cross References
Exodus 17:1
Then the entire congregation of Israel left the Desert of Sin, moving from place to place as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.

Exodus 17:2
So the people contended with Moses, "Give us water to drink." "Why do you contend with me?" Moses replied. "Why do you test the LORD?"

Numbers 16:19
When Korah had gathered his whole assembly against them at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, the glory of the LORD appeared to the whole congregation.

Numbers 16:42
But when the congregation gathered against them, Moses and Aaron turned toward the Tent of Meeting, and suddenly the cloud covered it and the glory of the LORD appeared.

Psalm 106:32
At the waters of Meribah they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them.

Treasury of Scripture

And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

no

Exodus 16:23,24
And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning…

Exodus 17:1-4
And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink…

gathered

Numbers 11:1-6
And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp…

Numbers 16:3,19,42
And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD? …

Numbers 21:5
And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.







Lexicon
Now there was
הָ֥יָה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

no
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

water
מַ֖יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

for the congregation,
לָעֵדָ֑ה (lā·‘ê·ḏāh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5712: A stated assemblage

so they gathered
וַיִּקָּ֣הֲל֔וּ (way·yiq·qā·hă·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6950: To gather as an assembly or congregation

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Moses
מֹשֶׁ֖ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

and Aaron.
אַהֲרֹֽן׃ (’a·hă·rōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses
(2) And there was no water . . . --Kadesh may have comprised a considerable portion of the wilderness of Zin, and there may have been a supply of water in some parts of the district and a scarcity in others; or the supply may have proved insufficient for the wants of so great a multitude; or the miraculous supply which was given at Rephidim may have continued, with more or less frequent intermissions, up to the time to which this statement refers, and may have been suddenly withdrawn at this time in order to try the faith of the Israelites.

Verse 2. - There was no water. There was a large natural spring at Kadesh, and during the time of their previous sojourn there no complaint of this sort seems to have arisen. At this time, however, the bulk of the encampment may have lain in a different direction (cf. verse 1 with chapter Numbers 13:26), or the supply may have failed kern temporary causes. In either case a total absence of water need not be imagined, but only an insufficient supply. 20:1-13 After thirty-eight years' tedious abode in the wilderness, the armies of Israel advanced towards Canaan again. There was no water for the congregation. We live in a wanting world, and wherever we are, must expect to meet with something to put us out. It is a great mercy to have plenty of water, a mercy which, if we found the want of, we should more own the worth of. Hereupon they murmured against Moses and Aaron. They spake the same absurd and brutish language their fathers had done. It made their crime the worse, that they had smarted so long for the discontent and distrusts of their fathers, yet they venture in the same steps. Moses must again, in God's name, command water out of a rock for them; God is as able as ever to supply his people with what is needful for them. But Moses and Aaron acted wrong. They took much of the glory of this work of wonder to themselves; Must we fetch water? As if it were done by some power or worthiness of their own. They were to speak to the rock, but they smote it. Therefore it is charged upon them, that they did not sanctify God, that is, they did not give to him alone that glory of this miracle which was due unto his name. And being provoked by the people, Moses spake unadvisedly with his lips. The same pride of man would still usurp the office of the appointed Mediator; and become to ourselves wisdom, righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. Such a state of sinful independence, such a rebellion of the soul against its Saviour, the voice of God condemns in every page of the gospel.
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