1 Corinthians 10:10
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New International Version
And do not grumble, as some of them did--and were killed by the destroying angel.

New Living Translation
And don't grumble as some of them did, and then were destroyed by the angel of death.

English Standard Version
nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer.

New American Standard Bible
Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

King James Bible
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Nor should we complain as some of them did, and were killed by the destroyer.

International Standard Version
You must stop complaining, as some of them were doing, and were annihilated by the destroyer.

NET Bible
And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Neither should we complain as some of them complained and they were destroyed by the destroyer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't complain as some of them did. The angel of death destroyed them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured and perished by the destroyer.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

American King James Version
Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

American Standard Version
Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither do you murmur: as some of them murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

Darby Bible Translation
Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.

English Revised Version
Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

Weymouth New Testament
And do not be discontented, as some of them were, and they were destroyed by the Destroyer.

World English Bible
Neither grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer.

Young's Literal Translation
neither murmur ye, as also some of them did murmur, and did perish by the destroyer.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:6-14 Carnal desires gain strength by indulgence, therefore should be checked in their first rise. Let us fear the sins of Israel, if we would shun their plagues. And it is but just to fear, that such as tempt Christ, will be left by him in the power of the old serpent. Murmuring against God's disposals and commands, greatly provokes him. Nothing in Scripture is written in vain; and it is our wisdom and duty to learn from it. Others have fallen, and so may we. The Christian's security against sin is distrust of himself. God has not promised to keep us from falling, if we do not look to ourselves. To this word of caution, a word of comfort is added. Others have the like burdens, and the like temptations: what they bear up under, and break through, we may also. God is wise as well as faithful, and will make our burdens according to our strength. He knows what we can bear. He will make a way to escape; he will deliver either from the trial itself, or at least the mischief of it. We have full encouragement to flee from sin, and to be faithful to God. We cannot fall by temptation, if we cleave fast to him. Whether the world smiles or frowns, it is an enemy; but believers shall be strengthened to overcome it, with all its terrors and enticements. The fear of the Lord, put into their hearts, will be the great means of safety.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - Neither murmur ye (Numbers 14:2, 29; Numbers 16:41, 49). The Corinthians were at this time murmuring against their teacher and apostle. Of the destroyer. All plagues and similar great catastrophes, as well as all individual deaths, were believed by the Jews to be the work of an angel whom they called Sammael (see Exodus 12:23; 2 Samuel 24:16; Job 33:22; 2 Macc. 15:22). In the retribution narrated in Numbers 16:41, etc., fourteen thousand seven hundred perished.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Neither murmur ye,.... Against the true apostles of Christ, and faithful ministers of the word; nor against the laws and ordinances of Christ, or providences of God; so some of the members of this church did, or were inclined to do:

as some of them also murmured: as against the Lord, so against Moses and Aaron. The people of Israel were very prone unto, and often guilty of this sin; but what the apostle here has respect unto, is either their murmuring upon the report the spies made of the good land, in Numbers 14:1, or that of Korah and his company against Moses and Aaron, as principal officers, who were for setting all upon a level; and of all the people against them, for the death of these men, Numbers 16:1,

and were destroyed of the destroyer; meaning either some judgment of God upon them, as the earth's opening and swallowing up Korah and all that belonged unto him; and the fire that came down from heaven, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense; and the plague which swept away fourteen thousand and seven hundred of those that murmured against Moses and Aaron, on the account of the death of the said persons; and any other judgment by which the carcasses of those fell in the wilderness, that murmured upon the report of the spies; or else since angels were usually employed by God, in inflicting such judgments, by the destroyer may be meant an angel, such an one as smote the firstborn in Egypt, and bears the same name, Hebrews 11:28 and as smote Israel with a pestilence upon David's numbering the people, and was about to have destroyed Jerusalem, had he not been restrained, 2 Samuel 24:15 and as, smote an hundred fourscore and five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians, in one night, 2 Kings 19:35. So that though an angel may be intended, it is not necessary, on account of the character given him, to understand an evil angel; it is true indeed, that Satan is by the Jews (a) called "the destroyer"; and Samuel, the same with Satan, is called "the angel of death"; to which the allusion is in Hebrews 2:14 and evil angels are frequently styled , "destroying angels" (b); as distinct from ministering ones, and to which some think the apostle here refers.

(a) T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 16. 2.((b) T. Bab. Kiddushin, fol. 72. 1. Beracot, fol. 51. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. some of them … murmured—upon the death of Korah and his company, who themselves were murmurers (Nu 16:41, 49). Their murmurs against Moses and Aaron were virtually murmurs against God (compare Ex 16:8, 10). Paul herein glances at the Corinthian murmurs against himself, the apostle of Christ.

destroyed—fourteen thousand seven hundred perished.

the destroyer—THE same destroying angel sent by God as in Ex 12:23, and 2Sa 24:16.

1 Corinthians 10:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Warnings from Israel's Past
9Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents. 10Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. 11Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.…
Cross References
Exodus 12:23
When the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.

Exodus 16:2
In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron.

Numbers 14:37
these men who were responsible for spreading the bad report about the land were struck down and died of a plague before the LORD.

Numbers 16:11
It is against the LORD that you and all your followers have banded together. Who is Aaron that you should grumble against him?"

Numbers 16:41
The next day the whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. "You have killed the LORD's people," they said.

Numbers 16:49
But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition to those who had died because of Korah.

Numbers 17:5
The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid myself of this constant grumbling against you by the Israelites."

Numbers 17:10
The LORD said to Moses, "Put back Aaron's staff in front of the ark of the covenant law, to be kept as a sign to the rebellious. This will put an end to their grumbling against me, so that they will not die."

2 Samuel 24:16
When the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the LORD relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was afflicting the people, "Enough! Withdraw your hand." The angel of the LORD was then at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

1 Chronicles 21:15
And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the LORD saw it and relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was destroying the people, "Enough! Withdraw your hand." The angel of the LORD was then standing at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

Philippians 2:14
Do everything without grumbling or arguing,

Hebrews 11:28
By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.

Jude 1:16
These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.
Treasury of Scripture

Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

murmur.

Exodus 15:24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

Exodus 16:2-9 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against …

Exodus 17:2,3 Why the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that …

Numbers 14:2,27-30 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against …

Numbers 16:41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel …

Psalm 106:25 But murmured in their tents, and listened not to the voice of the LORD.

Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; …

were.

Numbers 14:37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report on the land, died …

Numbers 16:46-49 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from …

destroyer.

Exodus 12:23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he …

2 Samuel 24:16 And when the angel stretched out his hand on Jerusalem to destroy …

1 Chronicles 21:15 And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, …

2 Chronicles 32:21 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valor, …

Matthew 13:39-42 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of …

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave …

2 Thessalonians 1:7,8 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall …

Hebrews 11:28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, …

Revelation 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, …

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