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New American Standard Bible

When they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

They came to Marah, but they could not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter-that is why it was named Marah.

International Standard Version

When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter. (That is why it's called Marah.)

A Conservative Version

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

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.

Amplified

When they came to Marah, they could not drink its waters for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah [bitterness].

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

And they came to Marah, and could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore the name of it was called Marah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will come to Marah, and they will not be able to drink the waters of Marah, for they are bitter: for this he called the name bitterness.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they came to Marah, and they were not able to drink water from Marah because it was bitter. Therefore {it was named} Marah.

Modern King James verseion

And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, because it was bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

At the last they came to Marah: but they could not drink of the waters for bitterness, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of the place was called Marah.

NET Bible

Then they came to Marah, but they were not able to drink the waters of Marah, because they were bitter. (That is why its name was Marah.)

New Heart 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.

The Emphasized Bible

and, when they came in towards Marah they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter, - for this taut, was the name thereof called Marah.

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

and they come in to Marah, and have not been able to drink the waters of Marah, for they are bitter; therefore hath one called its name Marah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

to Marah
מרה 
Marah 
Usage: 5

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

not drink
שׁתה 
Shathah 
Usage: 218

of the waters
מים 
Mayim 
Usage: 581

of Marah
מרה 
Marah 
Usage: 5

שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

of it was called
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

Context Readings

Yahweh Provides Water At Marah

22 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah. 24 So the people grumbled at Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"


Cross References

Numbers 33:8

They journeyed from before Hahiroth and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness; and they went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham and camped at Marah.

Ruth 1:20

She said to them, "Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

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