Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now the people became like
those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the Lord; and when the Lord heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.
He named the place
Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the sons of Israel, and because they tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us, or not?”
rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, “ Who will give us meat to eat?