||God said to Moses, 'March in front of the people along with the elders of Israel. Take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go.
Vayomer Adonay el-Moshe avor lifney ha'am vekach itcha mizikney Yisra'el umatcha asher hikita bo et-haYe'or kach beyadcha vehalachta.
||I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb. You must strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.' Moses did this in the presence of the elders of Israel.
Hineni omed lefaneycha sham al-hatsur beChorev vehikita vatsur veyats'u mimenu mayim veshatah ha'am vaya'as ken Moshe le'eyney zikney Yisra'el.
|March in front...|
(Rashi; Sforno). Or, 'go ahead of the people' (Ramban; see Genesis 18:5, 32:17, 33:3).
See Exodus 3:1. Apparently, Horeb was in the Horeb section. This was apparently a large boulder sitting in the desert, that was known in later times (cf. Josephus 3:1:7).