1 Corinthians 10:5
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New International Version
Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.

New Living Translation
Yet God was not pleased with most of them, and their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.

English Standard Version
Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

New American Standard Bible
Nevertheless, with most of them God was not well-pleased; for they were laid low in the wilderness.

King James Bible
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were struck down in the wilderness.

International Standard Version
But God wasn't pleased with most of those people, and so they were struck down in the wilderness.

NET Bible
But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were cut down in the wilderness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But God was not pleased with the multitude of them, for they fell in the wilderness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, God was not pleased with most of them, so their dead bodies were scattered over the desert.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But with many of them God was not pleased; therefore, they were overthrown in the wilderness.

King James 2000 Bible
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

American King James Version
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

American Standard Version
Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the desert.

Darby Bible Translation
yet God was not pleased with the most of them, for they were strewed in the desert.

English Revised Version
Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

Webster's Bible Translation
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

Weymouth New Testament
But with most of them God was not well pleased; for they were laid low in the Desert.

World English Bible
However with most of them, God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

Young's Literal Translation
but in the most of them God was not well pleased, for they were strewn in the wilderness,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:1-5 To dissuade the Corinthians from communion with idolaters, and security in any sinful course, the apostle sets before them the example of the Jewish nation of old. They were, by a miracle, led through the Red Sea, where the pursuing Egyptians were drowned. It was to them a typical baptism. The manna on which they fed was a type of Christ crucified, the Bread which came down from heaven, which whoso eateth shall live for ever. Christ is the Rock on which the Christian church is built; and of the streams that issue therefrom, all believers drink, and are refreshed. It typified the sacred influences of the Holy Spirit, as given to believers through Christ. But let none presume upon their great privileges, or profession of the truth; these will not secure heavenly happiness.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - With many of them; rather, with most of them. They were overthrown in the wilderness. A quotation from the LXX. of Numbers 14:16. All but Caleb and Joshua perished (Numbers 26:64, 65; comp. Jude 1:5). In Hebrews 3:17 the word used is "they fell."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But with many of them God was not well pleased,.... As he is with none but those that are in Christ; and with none of the services of men, but what are done in faith, which become acceptable to him through Jesus Christ; for in him only persons and services are accepted with God; and this was the way of acceptance in the Old, as in the New Testament dispensation: how many of the Jewish fathers God was not well pleased with, or took no delight in, but hated and abhorred, which is the sense of the phrase here, whether they were the greatest part or not, is not certain; however, they were not all, excepting Joshua and Caleb, as some interpreters understand it; for not all that died in the wilderness were out of the special grace and favour of God, witness Moses, Aaron, Miriam, and, it is to be supposed and hoped, hundreds and thousands more; but the apostle has respect to such who were the instances of God's direful vengeance and displeasure, as appears from the reason given;

for they were overthrown in the wilderness: he does not say merely that they died there, for many with whom God was well pleased died there; but these, their carcasses fell in the wilderness, being stricken, thrown down, and overthrown by the immediate hand of God; they did not die a common death, according to the ordinary course of nature; but by the plague, or by the sword, or by fire from heaven, or by fiery serpents, or by a destroying angel, or by one judgment or another, as hereafter mentioned.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. But—though they had so many tokens of God's presence.

many of them—rather, "the majority of them"; "the whole part." All except Joshua and Caleb of the first generation.

not—in the Greek emphatically standing in the beginning of the sentence: "Not," as one might have naturally expected, "with the more part of them was," &c.

God—whose judgment alone is valid.

for—the event showed, they had not pleased God.

overthrown—literally, "strewn in heaps."

in the wilderness—far from the land of promise.

1 Corinthians 10:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Warnings from Israel's Past
4and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ. 5Nevertheless, with most of them God was not well-pleased; for they were laid low in the wilderness. 6Now these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved.…
Cross References
Numbers 14:22
not one of those who saw my glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times--

Numbers 14:29
In this wilderness your bodies will fall--every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me.

Numbers 14:32
But as for you, your bodies will fall in this wilderness.

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 26:65
For the LORD had told those Israelites they would surely die in the wilderness, and not one of them was left except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.

Deuteronomy 1:35
"No one from this evil generation shall see the good land I swore to give your ancestors,

Deuteronomy 2:14
Thirty-eight years passed from the time we left Kadesh Barnea until we crossed the Zered Valley. By then, that entire generation of fighting men had perished from the camp, as the LORD had sworn to them.

Ezekiel 20:36
As I judged your ancestors in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will judge you, declares the Sovereign LORD.

Hebrews 3:17
And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness?

Jude 1:5
Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.
Treasury of Scripture

But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

Numbers 14:11,12,28-35 And the LORD said to Moses, How long will this people provoke me? …

Numbers 26:64,65 But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron …

Deuteronomy 1:34,35 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and swore, saying…

Deuteronomy 2:15,16 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them …

Psalm 78:32-34 For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works…

Psalm 90:7,8 For we are consumed by your anger, and by your wrath are we troubled…

Psalm 95:11 To whom I swore in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

Psalm 106:26 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in …

Hebrews 3:17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that …

Jude 1:5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, …

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