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Exodus 15:23

    Exodus 15:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And 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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And 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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And 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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when they came to Marah, the water was no good for drinking, for the waters of Marah were bitter, which is why it was named Marah.

    Webster's Revision

    And 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.

    World English Bible

    When they came to Marah, they couldn't drink from the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore its name was called Marah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And 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.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 15:23

    Marah - So called from the bitter waters found there. Dr. Shaw conjectures that this place is the same as that now called Corondel, where there is still a small rill which, if not diluted with dews or rain, continues brackish. See his account at the end of Exodus (Exodus 40:38 (note)).

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 15:23

    Marah - Now identified with the fount of Huwara. The fountain rises from a large mound, a whitish petrifaction, deposited by the water, and is considered by the Arabians to be the worst in the whole district.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 15:23

    15:23 The name of it was called Marah - That is, Bitterness.