For the horses of Pharaoh came with his chariots and his footmen into the sea, and the Lord brought back the waters of the sea on them, but the Israelites walked on dry land in the middle of the sea.”
But the people were very thirsty 1 there for water, and they murmured against Moses and said, “Why in the world 2 did you bring us up out of Egypt – to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?” 3
but the entrails and the legs he washed with water, 1 and Moses offered the whole ram up in smoke on the altar – it was a burnt offering for a soothing aroma, a gift to the Lord, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 2
Then he must bathe his body in water in a holy place, put on his clothes, and go out and make his burnt offering and the people’s burnt offering. So he is to make atonement 1 on behalf of himself and the people. 2
“‘Then a man who is ceremonially clean must gather up the ashes of the red heifer and put them in a ceremonially clean place outside the camp. They must be kept 1 for the community of the Israelites for use in the water of purification 2 – it is a purification for sin. 3
And the clean person must sprinkle the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day; and on the seventh day he must purify him, 1 and then he must wash his clothes, and bathe in water, and he will be clean in the evening.
But the man who is unclean and does not purify himself, that person must be cut off from among the community, because he has polluted the sanctuary of the Lord; the water of purification was not sprinkled on him, so he is unclean.
Then the Israelites said to him, “We will go along the highway, and if we 1 or our cattle drink any of your water, we will pay for it. We will only pass through on our feet, without doing anything else.”
“Let us 1 pass through your land; 2 we will not turn aside into the fields or into the vineyards, nor will we drink water from any well, but we will go along the King’s Highway until we pass your borders.”
He said to her, “Give me a little water to drink, because I’m thirsty.” She opened a goatskin container of milk and gave him some milk to drink. Then she covered him up again.
After they had assembled at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the Lord. They fasted on that day, and they confessed 1 there, “We have sinned against the Lord.” So Samuel led 2 the people of Israel at Mizpah.
But may the Lord prevent me from extending my hand against the Lord’s chosen one! Now take the spear by Saul’s head and the jug of water, and let’s get out of here!”
So he got up and went to Zarephath. When he went through the city gate, there was a widow gathering wood. He called out to her, “Please give me a cup 1 of water, so I can take a drink.”
Certainly my master is aware of what I did 1 when Jezebel was killing the Lord’s prophets. I hid one hundred of the Lord’s prophets in two caves in two groups of fifty and I brought them food and water.
for this is what the Lord says, ‘You will not feel 1 any wind or see any rain, but this valley will be full of water and you and your cattle and animals will drink.’