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20:9 Moses took the staff from before God as he had been instructed.
Vayikach Moshe et-hamateh milifney Adonay ka'asher tsivahu.
20:10 Moses and Aaron then assembled the congregation before the cliff. 'Listen now, you rebels!' shouted Moses. 'Shall we produce water for you from this cliff?'
Vayakhilu Moshe ve'Aharon et-hakahal el-pney hasala vayomer lahem shim'u-na hamorim hamin-hasela hazeh notsi lachem mayim.
20:11 With that, Moses raised his hand, and struck the cliff twice with his staff. A huge amount of water gushed out, and the community and their animals were able to drink.
Vayarem Moshe et-yado vayach et-hasela bematehu pa'amayim vayets'u mayim rabim vatesht ha'edah uve'iram.



Commentary:

from before God
  See note on previous verse.

twice
  Or, 'a second time,' referring to Exodus 17:6 (HaKethav VeHaKabbalah; Mekhilta de Rashbi).





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