Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

He named the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites complained, and because they tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”

New American Standard Bible

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?"

King James Version

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?

International Standard Version

He named the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelis quarreled and tested the LORD by saying: "Is the LORD really among us or not?"

A Conservative Version

And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the contending of the sons of Israel, and because they challenged LORD, saying, Is LORD among us, or not?

American Standard Version

And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the striving of the children of Israel, and because they tempted Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah among us, or not?

Amplified

He called the place Massah [proof] and Meribah [contention] because of the faultfinding of the Israelites and because they tempted and tried the patience of the Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us or not?

Bible in Basic English

And he gave that place the name Massah and Meribah, because the children of Israel were angry, and because they put the Lord to the test, saying, Is the Lord with us or not?

Darby Translation

And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they had tempted Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah among us, or not?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah because of the chiding of the sons of Israel and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?

Julia Smith Translation

And he will call the name of the place, Temptation, and Strife, for the contention of the sons of Israel, and because they tempted Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah in the midst of us or not?

King James 2000

And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the striving of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the {Israelites} and because of their testing Yahweh [by] saying, "Is Yahweh in our midst or not?"

Modern King James verseion

And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the wrangling of the sons of Israel, and because they tempted Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah among us or not?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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?"

NET Bible

He called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the contending of the Israelites and because of their testing the Lord, saying, "Is the Lord among us or not?"

New Heart English Bible

He called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because the children of Israel quarreled, and because they tested the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD among us, or not?"

The Emphasized Bible

So he called the name of the place, Massah, and Meribah, - because of the fault-finding of the sons of Israel, and because of their putting Yahweh to the proof, saying, Is Yahweh in our midst or is he not?

Webster

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?

World English Bible

He called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because the children of Israel quarreled, and because they tested Yahweh, saying, "Is Yahweh among us, or not?"

Youngs Literal Translation

and he calleth the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the 'strife' of the sons of Israel, and because of their 'trying' Jehovah, saying, 'Is Jehovah in our midst or not?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And he called
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

the name
שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

of the place
מקמה מקומה מקם מקום 
Maqowm 
Usage: 401

מסּה 
Maccah 
Usage: 4

and Meribah
מריבה 
M@riybah 
Usage: 8

because of the chiding
רב ריב 
Riyb 
Usage: 60

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

נסה 
Nacah 
Usage: 36

the Lord



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

Is
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

קרב 
Qereb 
Usage: 226

Context Readings

Water From The Rock

6 I am going to stand there in front of you on the rock at Horeb; when you hit the rock, water will come out of it and the people will drink.” Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7 He named the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites complained, and because they tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?” 8 At Rephidim, Amalek came and fought against Israel.


Cross References

Numbers 20:13

These are the waters of Meribah, where the Israelites quarreled with the Lord, and He showed His holiness to them.

Psalm 81:7

You called out in distress, and I rescued you;
I answered you from the thundercloud.
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.Selah

Psalm 95:8

Do not harden your hearts as at Meribah,
as on that day at Massah in the wilderness

Deuteronomy 9:22

“You continued to provoke the Lord at Taberah, Massah, and Kibroth-hattaavah.

Exodus 17:2

So the people complained to Moses, “Give us water to drink.”“Why are you complaining to me?” Moses replied to them. “Why are you testing the Lord?”

Hebrews 3:8-9

do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
on the day of testing in the wilderness,

Exodus 34:9

Then he said, “My Lord, if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, my Lord, please go with us. Even though this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wrongdoing and sin, and accept us as Your own possession.”

Numbers 20:24

“Aaron will be gathered to his people; he will not enter the land I have given the Israelites, because you both rebelled against My command at the waters of Meribah.

Deuteronomy 31:17

My anger will burn against them on that day; I will abandon them and hide My face from them so that they will become easy prey. Many troubles and afflictions will come to them. On that day they will say, ‘Haven’t these troubles come to us because our God is no longer with us?’

Joshua 22:31

Phinehas son of Eleazar the priest said to the descendants of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh, “Today we know that the Lord is among us, because you have not committed this treachery against Him. As a result, you have delivered the Israelites from the Lord’s power.”

Isaiah 12:6

Cry out and sing, citizen of Zion,
for the Holy One of Israel is among you
in His greatness.”

Micah 3:11

Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe,
her priests teach for payment,
and her prophets practice divination for money.
Yet they lean on the Lord, saying,
“Isn’t the Lord among us?
No disaster will overtake us.”

John 1:14

The Word became flesh
and took up residence among us.
We observed His glory,
the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth.

Acts 7:37-39

“This is the Moses who said to the Israelites, Godwill raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your brothers.

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