2 d Now there was no water for the congregation; e so they gathered together against Moses and Aaron. 3 And the people f contended with Moses and spoke, saying: "If only we had died g when our brethren died before the LORD! 4 h "Why have you brought up the assembly of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our animals should die here? 5 "And why have you made us come up out of Egypt, to bring us to this evil place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates; nor is there any water to drink." 6 So Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and i they 1 fell on their faces. And j the glory of the LORD appeared to them. 7 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 8 k "Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus l you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals." 9 So Moses took the rod m from before the LORD as He commanded him.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.