Exodus 17

CHAPTER 17

Moses Strikes the Rock at Horeb

And [6departed 1all 2the 3congregation 4of the sons 5of Israel] from out of the wilderness of Sin, according to their camps, through the saying of the  lord. And they camped in Rephidim. [2there was no 1But] water for the people to drink. And [3reviled 1the 2people] against Moses, saying, Give to us water! that we may drink. And [2said 3to them 1Moses], Why do you revile me? And why do you test the  lord? [4thirsted 1And 5there 2the 3people] for water. And [3complained 1the 2people] against Moses, saying, Why is this that you hauled us from out of Egypt to kill us, and our children, and the cattle by thirst? [3yelled 1And 2Moses] to the  lord, saying, What should I do with this people? Yet in a little while and they will cast stones at me. And the  lord said to Moses, Go before this people! and take with yourself some of the elders of the people, and the rod in which you struck the river! Take it in your hand and go! Behold, I stand there, before your coming upon the rock in Horeb. And you shall strike the rock, and shall come forth from out of it water, and [3shall drink 1the 2people]. [3did 1And 2Moses] thus before the sons of Israel. And he named the name of that place -- Test and Reviling; on account of the reviling of the sons of Israel, and on account of the testing the  lord, saying, Is the  lord with us or not?

Amalek Wages War with Israel

[3came 1And 2Amalek] and waged war against Israel in Rephidim. [3said 1And 2Moses] to Joshua, Choose for yourself [2men 1mighty], and going forth deploy against Amalek tomorrow! And behold, I shall stand upon the top of the hill, and the rod of God in my hand. 10 And Joshua did as [2told 3to him 1Moses]. And going forth he deployed against Amalek. And Moses and Aaron and Hur ascended upon the top of the hill. 11 And it happened whenever Moses lifted up the hands, Israel grew strong. But whenever he lowered his hands, Amalek grew strong. 12 And the hands of Moses became heavy. And taking a stone they placed it under him, and he sat down upon it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands; here one and there one. And [4were 1the 2hands 3of Moses] supported until the descent of the sun. 13 And Joshua routed Amalek, and all his people by a carnage of the sword. 14 [3said 1And 2the  lord] to Moses, Write this for a memorial in a scroll, and put it unto the ears of Joshua! For as ointment I will wipe away the memorial of Amalek from under heaven. 15 And Moses built an altar to the  lord, and named the name of it, The  lord My Refuge, 16 for with [2hand 1a hidden] the  lord wages war against Amalek from generations unto generations.
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