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Numbers 20:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with Jehovah, and he was sanctified in them.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— This [is] the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Those [were] the waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel contended with the LORD, and He proved Himself holy among them.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— This [is] the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— These are the waters of Meribah, where the children of Israel contended with Jehovah, and he hallowed himself in them.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The same, were the waters of Meribah [that is "Contention"] in that the sons of Israel contended with Yahweh,—and so he hallowed himself among them.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— These [are] waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel have 'striven' with Jehovah, and He is sanctified upon them.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— This is the Water of contradiction, where the children of Israel strove with words against the Lord, and he was sanctified in them.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— This is the water of Meribah, because the children of Israel stroue with the LORD; and he was sanctified in them.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— This is the water of Strife, because the children of Israel spoke insolently before the Lord, and he was sanctified in them.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— This [is] the water of Merivah; because the children of Yisrael strove with Yahweh, and he was sanctified in them.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
This x1992
(1992) Complement
הֵם
hem
{haym}
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
[is] y1992
[1992] Standard
הֵם
hem
{haym}
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
the water 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
of Mrv מְרִיבָה; 4809
{4809} Prime
מְרִיבָה
M@riybah
{mer-ee-baw'}
The same as H4808; Meribah, the name of two places in the Desert.
because x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
the children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
strove 7378
{7378} Prime
רִיב
riyb
{reeb}
A primitive root; properly to toss, that is, grapple; mostly figuratively to wrangle, that is, hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
with x854
(0854) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
and he was sanctified 6942
{6942} Prime
קָדַשׁ
qadash
{kaw-dash'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
in them.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 20:2-13.


Numbers 20:13

_ _ This is the water of Meribah — The word “Kadesh” is added to it [Deuteronomy 32:51] to distinguish it from another Meribah (Exodus 17:7).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 20:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Numbers 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Numbers 20:13

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

(h) By showing himself almighty and maintaining his glory.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the water:

Deuteronomy 33:8 And of Levi he said, [Let] thy Thummim and thy Urim [be] with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, [and with] whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
Psalms 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, [and] as [in] the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Psalms 106:32-48 They angered [him] also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: ... Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.

Meribah:
i.e. Strife,
Exodus 17:7 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?
Deuteronomy 32:51 Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel.
, Meribah-Kadesh

he was:

Isaiah 5:16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
Ezekiel 20:41 I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.
Ezekiel 36:23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I [am] the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
Ezekiel 38:16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
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Ex 17:7. Dt 32:51; 33:8. Ps 95:8; 106:32. Is 5:16. Ezk 20:41; 36:23; 38:16.

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