126-127 : The Bitter Well Of Marah
O Moses led the Israelites from the Red Sea into the wilderness of Shur.
They went for three days in the wilderness and found no water.
When at last they came to Marah, they could not drink the water there, for it was bitter.
Therefore it was named Marah.
The people murmured against Moses, saying: "What shall we drink?"
Moses cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree which,
when he cast it into the waters, made the waters sweet.
And there the Lord laid down a law for them, saying: "If you will listen carefully to the voice of the
Lord your God, and will do what is right in his sight, and will give ear to his commandments, and
keep all his laws, I will not bring upon you any of those diseases which I brought upon the
Egyptians, for I am the Lord who heals you."
Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees,
and they camped beside the waters.
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