1Co 10:4. Πόμα, drink) This relates rather to Exo 17:6, than to Num 20:8, where mention is made also of cattle.-γὰρ, for) Such as is the rock, such is the water.-ἐκ πνευματικῆς ἀκολουθούσης πέτρας, from the spiritual rock, that followed them) The article τῆς is not added. The people did not know, what the rock was; therefore Paul long after adds, but the rock was Christ. This spiritual rock is spoken of as following them, not on account of its following the people; for it rather went before them; but because, although at that time it was really present with them, 1Co 10:9, yet it was only in after ages that at length it was made known to them; comp. on the word ἀκολουθεῖν, to follow, 1Ti 5:24; on the order of natural and spiritual things, 1Co 15:46.