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.

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

New King James Version
Now there was no water for the congregation; so they gathered together against Moses and Aaron.

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

NASB 1995
There was no water for the congregation, and they assembled themselves against Moses and Aaron.

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

Amplified Bible
Now there was no water for the congregation, and they gathered together against Moses and Aaron.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there was no water for the people to drink and the people assembled against Moshe and against Ahron.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And there has been no water for the congregation, and they are assembled against Moses and against 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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 with our brothers before the LORD!…

Cross References
Exodus 17:1
Then the whole 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.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

for the congregation,
לָעֵדָ֑ה (lā·‘ê·ḏāh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 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 6950: To gather as an assembly or congregation

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

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

and Aaron.
אַהֲרֹֽן׃ (’a·hă·rōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses


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