Numbers 20:2
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New International Version
Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron.

King James Bible
And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

Darby Bible Translation
And there was no water for the assembly, and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

World English Bible
There was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

Young's Literal Translation
And there hath been no water for the company, and they are assembled against Moses, and against Aaron,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And there was no water for the congregation - The same occurrence took place to the children of Israel at Kadesh, as did formerly to their fathers at Rephidim, see Exodus 17:1; and as the fathers murmured, so also did the children.

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Exodus 16:23,24 And he said to them, This is that which the LORD has said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath to the LORD...

Exodus 17:1-4 And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys...

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Numbers 11:1-6 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled...

Numbers 16:3,19,42 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, You take too much on you...

Numbers 21:5 And the people spoke against God, and against Moses, Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?...

Exodus 16:2,7,12 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness...

1 Corinthians 10:10,11 Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer...

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August 17. "Speak Ye unto the Rock" (Num. xx. 8).
"Speak ye unto the Rock" (Num. xx. 8). The Holy Ghost is very sensitive, as love always is. You can conquer a wild beast by blows and chains, but you cannot conquer a woman's heart that way, or win the love of a sensitive nature; that must be wooed by the delicate touches of trust and affection. So the Holy Ghost has to be taken by a faith as delicate and sensitive as the gentle heart with whom it is coming in touch. One thought of unbelief, one expression of impatient distrust or fear, will instantly
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Baptist's Inquiry and Jesus' Discourse Suggested Thereby.
(Galilee.) ^A Matt. XI. 2-30; ^C Luke VII. 18-35. ^c 18 And the disciples of John told him of all these things. ^a 2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent by his disciples ^c 19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them unto the Lord [John had been cast into prison about December, a.d. 27, and it was now after the Passover, possibly in May or June, a.d. 28. Herod Antipas had cast John into prison because John had reproved him for taking his brother's wife.
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Exodus 17:1
The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.

Exodus 17:2
So they quarreled with Moses and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses replied, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the LORD to the test?"

Numbers 16:19
When Korah had gathered all his followers in opposition to them at the entrance to the tent of meeting, the glory of the LORD appeared to the entire assembly.

Numbers 16:42
But when the assembly gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron and turned toward the tent of meeting, suddenly the cloud covered it and the glory of the LORD appeared.

Psalm 106:32
By the waters of Meribah they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them;

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