Psalm 78:15
New International Version
He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas;

New Living Translation
He split open the rocks in the wilderness to give them water, as from a gushing spring.

English Standard Version
He split rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep.

Berean Study Bible
He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as abundant as the seas.

New American Standard Bible
He split the rocks in the wilderness And gave them abundant drink like the ocean depths.

King James Bible
He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

Christian Standard Bible
He split rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as abundant as the depths.

Contemporary English Version
God made water flow from rocks he split open in the desert, and his people drank freely, as though from a lake.

Good News Translation
He split rocks open in the desert and gave them water from the depths.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He split rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as abundant as the depths.

International Standard Version
He caused the rocks to split in the wilderness, and gave them water as from an abundant sea.

NET Bible
He broke open rocks in the wilderness, and gave them enough water to fill the depths of the sea.

New Heart English Bible
He split rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He breached the flint in the wilderness and gave them drink as from the great depths.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He split rocks in the desert. He gave them plenty to drink, an ocean of water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He cleaved rocks in the wilderness, And gave them drink abundantly as out of the great deep.

New American Standard 1977
He split the rocks in the wilderness, And gave them abundant drink like the ocean depths.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He clave the rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

King James 2000 Bible
He split the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

American King James Version
He split the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

American Standard Version
He clave rocks in the wilderness, And gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
he clave a rock in the wilderness, and made them drink as in a great deep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He struck the rock in the wilderness: and gave them to drink, as out of the great deep.

Darby Bible Translation
He clave rocks in the wilderness, and gave [them] drink as out of the depths, abundantly;

English Revised Version
He clave rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.

Webster's Bible Translation
He cleaved the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

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.
Study Bible
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
14He led them with a cloud by day and with a light of fire all night. 15He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as abundant as the seas. 16He brought streams from the stone and made water flow down like rivers.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:4
and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.

Exodus 17:6
Behold, I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb; when you strike the rock, water will come out of it for the people to drink." So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Numbers 20:11
Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff, so that a great amount of water gushed out, and the congregation and their livestock were able to drink.

Deuteronomy 8:15
He led you through the vast and terrifying wilderness with its venomous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty and waterless land. He brought you water from the rock of flint.

Psalm 18:2
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.

Psalm 74:15
You broke open the fountain and the flood; You dried up the ever-flowing rivers.

Psalm 78:20
When He struck the rock, water gushed out and torrents overflowed. But can He also give bread or supply His people with meat?"

Psalm 105:41
He opened a rock, and water gushed out; it flowed like a river in the desert.

Psalm 114:8
who turned the rock into a pool, the flint into a fountain of water.

Isaiah 48:21
They did not thirst when He led them through the deserts; He made water flow for them from the rock; He split the rock, and water gushed out.

Treasury of Scripture

He split the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

Psalm 105:41
He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.

Psalm 114:8
Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

Exodus 17:6
Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.







Lexicon
He split
יְבַקַּ֣ע (yə·ḇaq·qa‘)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1234: To cleave, to rend, break, rip, open

the rocks
צֻ֭רִים (ṣu·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

in the wilderness
בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר (bam·miḏ·bār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

and gave [them] drink
וַ֝יַּ֗שְׁקְ (way·yašq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8248: To quaff, to irrigate, furnish a, potion to

as abundant
רַבָּֽה׃ (rab·bāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

as the seas.
כִּתְהֹמ֥וֹת (kiṯ·hō·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-k | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8415: An abyss, the deep
(15) And gave . . .--Literally, and gave them to drink as it were a great deep, or as we might say, "oceans of drink"--a poetical exaggeration; or are we rather to think of the gift of water as produced by striking or boring through the rock to the great ocean on which the earth was supposed to rest?

Verses 15, 16. - He clave the rocks in the wilderness; rather, he clave rocks. The word has no article. The reference is probably to both Exodus 17:6 and Numbers 20:8-11. And gave them drink as out of the great depths; rather, "and gave them drink abundantly, as out of the depths" (so Cheyne and the Revised Version). On the abundance of the water, see Numbers 20:11, and compare the next verse: He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers. 78:9-39. Sin dispirits men, and takes away the heart. Forgetfulness of God's works is the cause of disobedience to his laws. This narrative relates a struggle between God's goodness and man's badness. The Lord hears all our murmurings and distrusts, and is much displeased. Those that will not believe the power of God's mercy, shall feel the fire of his indignation. Those cannot be said to trust in God's salvation as their happiness at last, who can not trust his providence in the way to it. To all that by faith and prayer, ask, seek, and knock, these doors of heaven shall at any time be opened; and our distrust of God is a great aggravation of our sins. He expressed his resentment of their provocation; not in denying what they sinfully lusted after, but in granting it to them. Lust is contented with nothing. Those that indulge their lust, will never be estranged from it. Those hearts are hard indeed, that will neither be melted by the mercies of the Lord, nor broken by his judgments. Those that sin still, must expect to be in trouble still. And the reason why we live with so little comfort, and to so little purpose, is, because we do not live by faith. Under these rebukes they professed repentance, but they were not sincere, for they were not constant. In Israel's history we have a picture of our own hearts and lives. God's patience, and warnings, and mercies, imbolden them to harden their hearts against his word. And the history of kingdoms is much the same. Judgments and mercies have been little attended to, until the measure of their sins has been full. And higher advantages have not kept churches from declining from the commandments of God. Even true believers recollect, that for many a year they abused the kindness of Providence. When they come to heaven, how will they admire the Lord's patience and mercy in bringing them to his kingdom!
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