EXODUS 17:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the Lord?

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Exodus 17:2 Translation & Meaning

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Wherefore the people הָעָם֙ A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock Wherefore people
did chide וַיָּ֤רֶב Properly, to toss, i.e., grapple; mostly figuratively, to wrangle, i.e., hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend did chide
with עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
Moses, מֹשֶׁ֔ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
and said, וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ To say (used with great latitude) said
Give תְּנוּ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) Give
us water מַ֖יִם Water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen water
that we may drink. וְנִשְׁתֶּ֑ה To imbibe (literally or figuratively) drink
And Moses מֹשֶׁ֔ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
said וַיֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto them, Why מַה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses Why
chide תְּרִיבוּן֙ Properly, to toss, i.e., grapple; mostly figuratively, to wrangle, i.e., hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend chide
ye with עִמָּדִ֔י Along with ye with
me? wherefore מַה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses wherefore
do ye tempt תְּנַסּ֖וּן To test; by implication, to attempt do tempt
the Lord? יְהוָֽה׃ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord

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  • 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.

  • 2  Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the Lord?

  • 3  And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?

  • 4  And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.




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