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Deuteronomy 6:16 New English Translation (NET Bible)

Exhortation to Obey the Lord Exclusively

16 You must not put the Lord your God to the test as you did at Massah.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Deuteronomy 6:16 sn The place name Massah (מַסָּה, massah) derives from a root (נָסָה, nasah) meaning “to test; to try.” The reference here is to the experience in the Sinai desert when Moses struck the rock to obtain water (Exod 17:1-2). The complaining Israelites had, thus, “tested” the Lord, a wickedness that gave rise to the naming of the place (Exod 17:7; cf. Deut 9:22; 33:8).
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