The people murmur for water at Rephidim.
Exodus 17:1 And all the company of the chyldren of Israel thorowout their armies went from the wyldernes of Sin after the commaundement of the Lorde, and pytched in Raphidim: where was no water for the people to drincke. Exodus 17:2 And the people chode with Moses, and sayde: geue vs water to drincke. Moses sayde vnto them: why chyde ye with me? wherfore do ye tempte the Lorde? Exodus 17:3 There the people thirsted for water, and the people murmured agaynst Moses, & sayde: wherfore hast thou thus brought vs oute of Egipte: to kyll vs and oure chyldren and catell with thyrste? Exodus 17:4 And Moses cryed vnto þe Lorde, saying: what shall I do vnto thys people? they be allmoost ready to stone me.
God sendeth them for water to the rock in Horeb.
Exodus 17:5 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: go before the people, and take wt the of the elders of Israel, & thy rod wherwith þu smotest the ryuer, take in thyne hande, and go. Exodus 17:6 Beholde, I stonde before þe besyde a rocke that is in Horeb: & thou shalt smyte the rocke, and there shall come water out therof, that the people maye dryncke. And Moses dyd euen so before the eyes of the elders of Israel. Exodus 17:7 And he called þe name of the place Masse and Meriba. because of the chidynge of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the Lorde, sayinge: is þe Lorde amonge vs or not?
Amalek is overcome by the holding up of Moses' hands.
Exodus 17:8 Then came Amalech and fought with Israel in Raphidim. Exodus 17:9 And Moses sayde vnto Iosua: chose vs oute men, and goo fyghte with Amalech. And tomorow I will stonde on the toppe of the hyll, and the rodd of God shalbe in my hande. Exodus 17:10 Iosua did as Moses bade hym, & foughte with Amalech. And Moses, and Aaron, & Hur went vp to the toppe of the hyll. Exodus 17:11 And it happened, that when Moses helde vp his hande, Israel had the better. And when he late hys hande downe, Amalech had the better. Exodus 17:12 But Moses handes were heuye, and therfore they toke a stone and put it vnder hym, and he satt downe there on. And Aaron and Hur stayed vp his handes, the one on the one syde and the other on the other syde. And hys handes remayned stedye vntyll the goynge downe of the sonne. Exodus 17:13 And Iosua discomfeted Amalech and hys people, with the edge of the swerde. Exodus 17:14 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: writte thys for a remembraunce in a boke, and commite it vnto the eares of Iosua, for I will vtterly put out the remembraunce of Amalech from vnder heauen.
Moses buildeth the altar JEHOVAH-nissi.
Exodus 17:15 And Moses made an alter and called the name of it. The Lorde is he that worketh myracles for me. Exodus 17:16 For he sayde: the hande is on the seate of God the Lorde wyll haue warre with Amalech from generacyon to generacyon.