Devotional Readings, M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes

Numbers 20:3  And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!

Chode. Now that is a good word…

CHODE, the old preterit of chide, which see.


רוּב / ריב

rı̂yb / rûb

BDB Definition:

1) to strive, contend

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to strive

1a1a) physically

1a1b) with words

1a2) to conduct a case or suit (legal), sue

1a3) to make complaint

1a4) to quarrel

1b) (Hiphil) to contend against

Part of Speech: verb

A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: a primitive root

BTW..this was a sad time…

Moses Strikes the Rock

Num 20:10  And 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?

Num 20:11  And 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.

Num 20:12  And 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.

Num 20:13  This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.

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