Okay, another poster and I got into a debate about the meaning of this bible passage. It’s Numbers 20.
God is punishing Moses and Aaron. What do you think God is punishing them for?
One interpretation is that God was mad because he commanded Moses to speak to the rock. But when Moses went out, he struck the rock with his staff instead. Moses disobeyed God’s command.
The other interpretation is that God was mad because when the crowd was complaining about God, Moses and Aaron walked away and went to their tent rather than speak up in God’s defense.