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Numbers 20:13

    Numbers 20:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with Jehovah, and he was sanctified in them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel went against the Lord, and they saw that he was holy among them.

    Webster's Revision

    These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with Jehovah, and he was sanctified in them.

    World English Bible

    These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with Yahweh, and he was sanctified in them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 20:13

    The water of Meribah - i. e. "Strife." The place is called "Meribah in Kadesh" Numbers 27:14, and "Meribah-Kadesh" Deuteronomy 32:51. to distinguish it from the "Meribah" of Exodus 17:2 ff.

    And he was sanctified in them - An allusion doubtless to the name "Kadesh" (holy), which though not now bestowed, acquired a new significance from the fact that God here vindicated His own sanctity, punishing Moses and Aaron who had trespassed against it.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 20:13

    20:13 Meribah - That is, strife. In them - Or, among them, the children of Israel, by the demonstration of his omnipotency, veracity, and clemency towards the Israelites, and of his impartial holiness and severity against sin even in his greatest friends and favourites.