SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:23 Y llegaron a Mara, y no pudieron beber las aguas de Mara, porque eran amargas; por eso le pusieron el nombre de Mara.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Exodus 15:23 Verse 23. Marah] So called from the bitter waters found there. Dr. Shaw conjectures that this place is the same as that now called Corondel, where there is still a small rill which, if not diluted with dews or rain, continues brackish. See his account at the end of Exodus. See note "chap. xl. 38".
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 22-27 - In the wilderness of Shur the Israelites had no water. At Marah the had water, but it was bitter; so that they could not drink it. God can make bitter to us that from which we promise ourselves most, and ofte does so in the wilderness of this world, that our wants, an disappointments in the creature, may drive us to the Creator, in whose favour alone true comfort is to be had. In this distress the people fretted, and quarrelled with Moses. Hypocrites may show hig affections, and appear earnest in religious exercises, but in the tim of temptation they fall away. Even true believers, in seasons of shar trial, will be tempted to fret, distrust, and murmur. But in ever trial we should cast our care upon the Lord, and pour out our heart before him. We shall then find that a submissive will, a peacefu conscience, and the comforts of the Holy Ghost, will render the bitterest trial tolerable, yea, pleasant. Moses did what the people ha neglected to do; he cried unto the Lord. And God provided graciousl for them. He directed Moses to a tree which he cast into the waters when, at once, they were made sweet. Some make this tree typical of the cross of Christ, which sweetens the bitter waters of affliction to all the faithful, and enables them to rejoice in tribulation. But rebellious Israelite shall fare no better than a rebellious Egyptian The threatening is implied only, the promise is expressed. God is the great Physician. If we are kept well, it is he that keeps us; if we ar made well, it is he that recovers us. He is our life and the length of our days. Let us not forget that we are kept from destruction, an delivered from our enemies, to be the Lord's servants. At Elim they ha good water, and enough of it. Though God may, for a time, order his people to encamp by the bitter waters of Marah, that shall not alway be their lot. Let us not faint at tribulations __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויבאו 935 מרתה 4785 ולא 3808 יכלו 3201 לשׁתת 8354 מים 4325 ממרה 4785 כי 3588 מרים 4751 הם 1992 על 5921 כן 3651 קרא 7121 שׁמה 8034 מרה׃ 4785