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14 March 2006

Bitter waters

Exodus 15 22So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur;
and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. 23And when they came to Marah,
they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24And the people murmured against Moses, saying,
What shall we drink? 25And he cried unto the LORD;
and the LORD shewed him a tree,
which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet:
there He made for them a statute and an ordinance,
and there He proved them, 26And said,
If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God,
and wilt do that which is right in His sight,
and wilt give ear to His commandments,
and keep all His statutes,
I will put none of these diseases upon thee,
which I have brought upon the Egyptians:
for I am the LORD that healeth thee. 27And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters. Exodus 16 1And they took their journey from Elim,
and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin,
which is between Elim and Sinai,
on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. 2And the whole congregation of the children of Israel
murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: 3And the children of Israel said unto them,
Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt,
when we sat by the flesh pots,
and when we did eat bread to the full;
for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness,
to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
4Then said the LORD unto Moses,
Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you;
and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day,
that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
5And it shall come to pass,
that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in;
and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.
6And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel,
At even, then ye shall know that the LORD
hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:
7And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD;
for that He heareth your murmurings against the LORD:
and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
8And Moses said, This shall be,
when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat,
and in the morning bread to the full;
for that the LORD heareth your murmurings
which ye murmur against Him:
and what are we? your murmurings are not against us,
but against the LORD.
9And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel,
Come near before the LORD:
for He hath heard your murmurings.

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