Exodus 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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee 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 amongst vs, or not?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He named the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the sons of Israel, and because they tested the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD among us, or not?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the striving of the children of Israel, and because they tempted Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah among us, or not?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he gave that place the name Massah and Meribah, because the children of Israel were angry, and because they put the Lord to the test, saying, Is the Lord with us or not?
- Basic English Bible

And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they had tempted Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah among us, or not?
- Darby Bible

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?
- Webster's Bible

He called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because the children of Israel quarreled, and because they tested Yahweh, saying, "Is Yahweh among us, or not?"
- World English Bible

and he calleth the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the `strife' of the sons of Israel, and because of their `trying' Jehovah, saying, `Is Jehovah in our midst or not?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the name of the place was called Massah, and Meribah, because of the striving of the children of Israel, and because they tried the LORD, saying: 'Is the LORD among us, or not?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Exodus 17

  • Charles pash
    I feel like exodus are the words this world needs to live by. Giving thanks to the lord should be number one ALLWAYS .
  • Edward
    God is showing us / teaching us about the place "Rephidim". This is the place where the Israelites began to doubt God.
    Yes, we know God has called us - there are times when we have to pass through a place called Rephidim in our journey. He has the master plan. Let us wait upon Him and let us not curse / doubt - He is able and can make something out of nothing.
  • 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

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