Exodus 17:3

And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Why is this that you have brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
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Caesarius of Arles

AD 542
What then does Scripture mention in what follows? “In their thirst for water, the people grumbled against Moses.” Perhaps this word that he said may seem superfluous, that the people thirsted for water. For since he said, “In their thirst,” what need was there to add “for water”? Thus indeed the ancient translation has it. Why did he add this, except because they thirsted for water when they should have thirsted for justice? “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice”; and again, “thirst is my soul for the living God.” Many people are thirsty, both the just and sinners; the former thirst after justice, the latter after dissipation. The just are thirsty for God; sinners for gold. For this reason the people thirsted after water when they should have thirsted after justice.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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