Water From the Rock
17:1 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
17:2 Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said,
Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them,
Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?
17:3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the
people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this
that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and
our children and our cattle with thirst?
17:4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do
unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
17:5 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people,
and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod,
wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and
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.
17:7 And he called the name of the place Massah, and
Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel,
and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among
us, or not?
The Amalekites Defeated
17:8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in
17:9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go
out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of
the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
17:10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought
with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of
17:11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand,
that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek
17:12 But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone,
and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur
stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other
on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going
down of the sun.
17:13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the
edge of the sword.
17:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a
memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua:
for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from
17:15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it
17:16 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the
LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to