Bible: Exodus 15:22-27

15:22

The Bitter Water

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Then Moses led Israel to journey 2  away from the Red Sea. They went out to the Desert of Shur, walked for three days 3  into the desert, and found no water. 15:23 Then they came to Marah, 4  but they were not able to drink 5  the waters of Marah, because 6  they were bitter. 7  (That is 8  why its name was 9  Marah.)

15:24 So the people murmured 10  against Moses, saying, “What can 11  we drink? 15:25 He cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him 12  a tree. 13  When Moses 14  threw it into the water, the water became safe to drink. There the Lord 15  made for them 16  a binding ordinance, 17  and there he tested 18  them. 15:26 He said, “If you will diligently obey 19  the Lord your God, and do what is right 20  in his sight, and pay attention 21  to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, then all 22  the diseases 23  that I brought on the Egyptians I will not bring on you, for I, the Lord, am your healer.” 24 

15:27 Then they came to Elim, 25  where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees, and they camped there by the water.

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