Numbers 20:1-12

1 Then came the children of Israel, [even] the whole

congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the

people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried

there. 2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they

gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. 3

And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that

we had died when our brethren died before the LORD! 4 And why

have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this

wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there? 5 And

wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in

unto this evil place? it [is] no place of seed, or of figs, or of

vines, or of pomegranates; neither [is] there any water to drink.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto

the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon

their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them. 7 And

the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 8 Take the rod, and gather

thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak

ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his

water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock:

so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink. 9 And

Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him. 10

And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the

rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch

you water out of this rock? 11 And 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].

12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed

me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel,

therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which

I have given them.

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