Exodus 17:2
So the people contended with Moses, "Give us water to drink." "Why do you contend with me?" Moses replied. "Why do you test the LORD?"
Cross References
Matthew 4:7
Jesus replied, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

1 Corinthians 10:9
We should not test Christ, as some of them did, and were killed by snakes.

Exodus 14:11
They said to Moses, "Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us into the wilderness to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt?

Exodus 16:8
And Moses added, "The LORD will give you meat to eat this evening and bread to fill you in the morning, for He has heard your grumbling against Him. Who are we? Your grumblings are not against us but against the LORD."

Numbers 14:22
not one of the men who have seen My glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness--yet have tested Me and disobeyed Me these ten times--

Numbers 20:2
Now there was no water for the congregation, so they gathered against Moses and Aaron.

Numbers 20:3
The people quarreled with Moses and said, "If only we had perished with our brothers before the LORD!

Deuteronomy 6:16
Do not test the LORD your God as you tested Him at Massah.

Psalm 78:18
They willfully tested God by demanding the food they craved.

Psalm 78:41
Again and again they tested God and provoked the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 95:8
do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, in the day at Massah in the wilderness,

Psalm 106:13
Yet they soon forgot His works and failed to wait for His counsel.

Psalm 106:14
They craved intensely in the wilderness and tested God in the desert.

Treasury of Scripture
Why the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why chide you with me? why do you tempt the LORD?

the people

Exodus 5:21
And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.

Exodus 14:11,12
And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? …

Exodus 15:24
And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

give us

Genesis 30:1,2
And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die…

1 Samuel 8:6
But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.

Luke 15:12
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.


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?

Exodus 16:2
And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

Numbers 14:22
Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;


Exodus 17:1
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