Nu 20:1
20:1 Then came the children of Israel, [even] the whole
     congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first {a}
     month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and {b} Miriam died
     there, and was buried there.

     (a) This was forty years after their departure from Egypt.
     (b) Moses and Aaron's sister.

Nu 20:2
20:2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they {c}
     gathered themselves together against Moses and against

     (c) Another rebellion was in Rephidim @Ex 17:1-16, and
         this was in Kadesh.

Nu 20:8
20:8 Take the {d} rod, and gather thou the assembly together,
     thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock
     before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and
     thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so
     thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

     (d) With which you did miracles in Egypt and divided the

Nu 20:10
20:10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together
      before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye
      rebels; {e} must we fetch you water out of this rock?

      (e) The punishment which followed declared that Moses and
          Aaron did not believe the Lord's promise as it
          appeared in @Nu 20:12.

Nu 20:12
20:12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye
      believed me not, to {f} sanctify me in the eyes of the
      children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this
      congregation into the land which I have given them.

      (f) That the children of Israel should believe and
          acknowledge my power and so honour me.

Nu 20:13
20:13 This [is] the water of Meribah; because the children of
      Israel strove with the LORD, and he {h} was sanctified in

      (h) By showing himself almighty and maintaining his glory.

Nu 20:14
20:14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of {i}
      Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the
      travail that hath befallen us:

      (i) Because Jacob or Israel was Esau's brother, who was
          called Edom.

Nu 20:21
20:21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his
      border: wherefore Israel {k} turned away from him.

      (k) To pass by another way.

Nu 20:24
20:24 Aaron shall be {l} gathered unto his people: for he shall
      not enter into the land which I have given unto the
      children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at
      the water of Meribah.

      (l) Read @Ge 25:8.

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