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Moses bringing forth water from the rock.

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Exodus 17:5-6 Numbers 20:7-12 Moses replies, (edited for space)
(1-2 months into the wilderness journey) (approximately 14 yr. into the wilderness journey)
Moses was to speak to the rock
(40 yr. wilderness journey ends)
5And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go. 6Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
7And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 8Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink. 9And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him. 10And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? 11And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. 12And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed Me not, to sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
Caleb, shall see the land, because he has wholly followed the LORD. but the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, thou shalt not go in.
Deuteronomy 1:36-37

I besought the LORD, saying, Thou has begun to show thy servant Thy mighty hand: I pray thee, let me go over and see the good land. But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and said, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto Me of this matter.
Deuteronomy 3:23-26

The LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and sware that I should not go over Jordan, unto that good land, which the LORD has given thee for an inheritance: But I must die in this land, but ye shall go over.
Deuteronomy 4:21-22
The LORD's reply about this matter)
Go up the mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, in the land of Moab, and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession: And die in the mount, and be gathered unto thy people; 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.
Deuteronomy 32:49-51

the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD..
Deuteronomy 34:4-5
  • Moses at Kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin, struck the rock (twice), whereby God said to speak to the rock and it will bring forth water. This event is connected with why Moses was not allowed to go into the promise land, and the reason God gave was: "ye trespassed against Me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh and sanctified Me not"
  • In all three times when Moses replied, He used the phase; "for your sakes."
  • It is recorded; "And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face," Deuteronomy 34:10.