Exodus 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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore the people did chide with Moses and said, Giue vs water that wee may drinke. And Moses said vnto them, Why chide you with mee? Wherefore doe ye tempt the Lord ?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, "Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore the people stove with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why strive ye with me? Wherefore do ye tempt Jehovah?
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the people were angry with Moses, and said, Give us water for drinking. And Moses said, Why are you angry with me? and why do you put God to the test?
- Basic English Bible

And the people contended with Moses, and said, Give us water, that we may drink! And Moses said to them, Why do ye dispute with me? Why do ye tempt Jehovah?
- Darby Bible

Wherefore the people contended with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why chide you with me? why do ye tempt the LORD?
- Webster's Bible

Therefore the people quarreled with Moses, and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test Yahweh?"
- World English Bible

and the people strive with Moses, and say, `Give us water, and we drink.' And Moses saith to them, `What? -- ye strive with me, what? -- ye try Jehovah?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wherefore the people strove with Moses, and said: 'Give us water that we may drink.' And Moses said unto them: 'Why strive ye with me? wherefore do ye try the LORD?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Exodus 17

  • David mcintosh
    Bless the Lord our God for his patience. i do not think I could be as patient with anyone after showing wonders signs and miracles as he did to the Israelites. I probably would have struck them down after this last round of doubting and started again. Thank and Bless his holy name he has more patience than I.
  • Rico Goodman
    God continues to show his love and compassion for his people even when they doubt him.
  • I want to know more about our God the Father, Jehova.. I still learning things..
  • Benison Rafael
    as lords message given to the multitude-desciples truly and verily not miracle as the BLESSINGS are upon submissive and unquestionable elements. CALL THE STEADFAST LORD'S MERCY IN ALL WAYS. AMEN
  • Trish Johnson
    I thank God for da blessing I love the book of exodus it 's a very powerful powerful powerful book I read it over ad over
  • Staying in the state of surrender to our Father is a difficult task and we need the support of others to keep our faith constant and unyielding to the temptation of giving up. We need to learn patience and surround ourselves who will support us when we need it the most because we all have times of weakness.

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