- Exodus 17:1-7
- And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin,
... and pitched in Rephidim: and
there was no water for the people to drink. Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said,
Give us water that we may drink. ... And the LORD said unto Moses ... 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. ...
And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah.
- Numbers 20:1-8
- Then came the children of Israel ... into the desert of Zin in the
first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. And there
was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against
Aaron. ... And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Take the rod ... and
speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his
water.... Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water
came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
- Numbers 27:14
- For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the
congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah
in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
- Deuteronomy 32:51
- Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of MeribahKadesh,
in the wilderness of Zin....