“You and your brother Aaron take the rod and assemble the community, and before their very eyes order the rock to yield its water. Thus you shall produce water for them from the rock and provide drink for the congregation and their beasts.”
From the word “Haselah/*The* rock”, we learn that this rock was created to provide water and was previously used for this purpose.
This rock was the one that provided Hagar with water when Ishmael was dying of thirst.
It was also the rock that served as the “well of Miriam” and was also the rock that Moshe was told to speak to for water after Miriam’s passing.
This rock was hidden from us.
Some say that this rock was the same rock from which Moshe brought forth water the first time.
(Ramban, Meam Loez)
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