17 And all the assembly of the sons of Israel set forward out of the desert of Sin by their removings at the bidding of Yahweh,—and encamped in Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink.
2 And the people found fault with Moses, and said—Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why should ye find fault with me? Why should ye put Yahweh to the proof?
3 So the people thirsted there for water, and the people murmured against Moses,—and said—Wherefore is it that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill me and my sons and my cattle with thirst?
4 And Moses made outcry unto Yahweh, saying, What am I to do with this people? Yet a little and they will stone me.
5 Then said Yahweh unto Moses—Pass over before the people, and take with thee some of the elders of Israel,—thy staff also, wherewith thou didst smite the river, take thou in thy hand so shalt thou go thy way.
6 Behold me! standing before thee there upon the rock in Horeb, then shalt thou smite the rock and there shall come forth therefrom water, and the people shall drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
7 So he called the name of the place, Massah and Meribah,—because of the fault-finding of the sons of Israel, and because of their putting Yahweh to the proof, saying, Is Yahweh in our midst or is he not?
8 Then came in Amalek,—and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
9 And Moses said unto Joshua—Choose for us men, and go forth, fight with Amalek,—to-morrow am I stationing myself upon the top of the hill, with the staff of God in my hand.
10 So Joshua did, as Moses had said to him, to fight with Amalek,—and Moses, Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
11 And it shall be, when Moses shall lift on high his hands, then shall Israel prevail, but when he shall let down his hands, then shall Amalek prevail.
12 But the hands of Moses were weary, so they took a stone and put under him and he sat thereupon,—and Aaron and Hur upheld his hands—on this side one, and on that side one, and so his hands became steady until the going in of the sun.
13 So Joshua overthrew Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
14 Then said Yahweh unto Moses—Write this as a remembrancer in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua,—that I will wipe out the remembrance of Amalek, from under the heavens.
15 And Moses built an altar,—and called the name thereof Yahweh-nissi.
16 And he said—Because of a hand against the throne of Yah, Yahweh hath war with Amalek,—from generation to generation!