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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. 5 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go. 6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite 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. 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? 8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. 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. 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 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. 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14 And the LORD said unto 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. 15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi: 16 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

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1 Sarah R = ""The Wilderness of Sin, also sometimes translated as the Desert of Sin, was an area that the Israelites entered just after the Exodus i.e. "They set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the people of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt." (Exodus 16:1 RSV). The sin in Wilderness of Sin is merely a transliteration of the Hebrew word pronounced seen which means thorn. Sinai, in Hebrew pronounced see-nah-ee (notice how different the English "Sinai" is pronounced in the actual Hebrew) is an expanded form of that word i.e. Sinai means thorny. The "sin" in Wilderness of Sin is not related or referring to the English word sin which means transgression against God. The Hebrew word for guilt, translated into English as sin (which originated from an old Anglo-Saxon word, not Hebrew), is pronounced kawt-taw-aw, which sounds nothing like "sin" in English."- See full article at:  http://www.keyway.ca/htm2007/20070405.htm"
2 Sarah R = "Compare this to the Israelites' complaints in Exodus 16 for food. They apparently did not learn from God's provision before and again were doubting that He would care for them. We may judge them, thinking, how could they doubt after all they have seen?, but don't we do the same? Doubting God's goodness and provision even after all He has done for us."
3 Sarah R = "Scripture link:1 Corinthians 10:4 "...they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ."John 7:37-38 "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.""
4 Sarah R = "Joshua will play an important part in the Exodus story and beyond. Joshua, an Israelite born in slavery, is a man of faith and courage. He will become Moses' successor and lead the Israelites in conquering the Promised Land.An interesting thing to note is that the Hebrew name "Joshua" means "salvation" or "Jehovah saves." Joshua in Greek is translated "Jesus.""
5 Sarah R = "Jehovahnissi : the closest translation into English is "The Lord is my banner.""
6 Sarah R = ""The Amalekites were a nomadic tribe who had descended from Jacob's brother, Esau. Because of their treatment of Israel, they were condemned by God to be destroyed (Ex. 17:16; see also Dt. 25:19)."- The Daily Walk Bible NIV"