17. The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, travelling from place to place as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.
2. So they quarrelled with Moses and said, 'Give us water to drink.'
Moses replied, 'Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the Lord to the test?'
3. But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said,
'Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?'