Chapter 17

Rock of Horeb smitten

17:1 And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim and [there was] no water for the people to drink.
17:2 Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why chide ya'll with me? wherefore do ya'll tempt the LORD ?
17:3 And the people thirsted there for water ; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore [is] this [that] you have brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst ?
17:4 And Moses cried to the LORD, saying, What shall I do to this people ? they be almost ready to stone me.
17:5 And the LORD said to Moses, Go on before the people, and take with ya'll of the elders of Israel ; and your rod, by which you smotest the river, take in your hand, and go.
17:6 Behold, I will stand before ya'll there upon the rock in Horeb ; and you will strike the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
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?

Battle with Amalek

17:8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
17:9 And Moses said to Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
17:10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
17:11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
17:12 But Moses' hands [were] heavy ; and they took a stone, and put [it] under him, and he sat thereon ; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
17:13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
17:14 And the LORD said to Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in a book, and rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Moses' altar

17:15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi
17:16 For he said, Because the LORD has sworn [that] the LORD [will have] war with Amalek from generation to generation.

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Chapter 21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter 24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter 26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter 29 || Chapter 30

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