New American Standard Bible
Then Amalek came and fought against Israel at Rephidim.
King James Bible
Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
Darby Bible Translation
And Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
World English Bible
Then Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
Young's Literal Translation
And Amalek cometh, and fighteth with Israel in Rephidim,
Exodus 17:8 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Then came Amalek - The attack occurred about two months after the Exodus, toward the end of May or early in June, when the Bedouins leave the lower plains in order to find pasture for their flocks on the cooler heights. The approach of the Israelites to Sinai would of course attract notice, and no cause of warfare is more common than a dispute for the right of pasturage. The Amalekites were at that time the most powerful race in the Peninsula; here they took their position as the chief of the pagans. They were also the first among the pagans who attacked God's people, and as such were marked out for punishment (see the marginal references).
LibraryThe War of Truth
Now, beloved, this scene of warfare is not recorded in Scripture as in interesting circumstance to amuse the lover of history, but it is written for our edification; for we remember the text which says--"Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our profit." There is some profit to be derived from this--and we believe a peculiar profit, too, since God was pleased to make this the first writing commanded by Divine authority as a record for generations to come. We think that the journeys …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
The Waters of Meribah
Timna was a concubine of Esau's son Eliphaz and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These are the sons of Esau's wife Adah.
Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed by stages from the wilderness of Sin, according to the command of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink.
And he looked at Amalek and took up his discourse and said, "Amalek was the first of the nations, But his end shall be destruction."
"Remember what Amalek did to you along the way when you came out from Egypt,
1 Samuel 15:2
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he set himself against him on the way while he was coming up from Egypt.
1 Samuel 27:8
Now David and his men went up and raided the Geshurites and the Girzites and the Amalekites; for they were the inhabitants of the land from ancient times, as you come to Shur even as far as the land of Egypt.
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