Deuteronomy 6:16
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New International Version
Do not put the LORD your God to the test as you did at Massah.

New Living Translation
You must not test the LORD your God as you did when you complained at Massah.

English Standard Version
“You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested him at Massah.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested Him at Massah.

King James Bible
Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not test the LORD your God as you tested Him at Massah.

International Standard Version
"Don't test the LORD your God like you did in Massah.

NET Bible
You must not put the LORD your God to the test as you did at Massah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never test the LORD your God as you did at Massah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not test the LORD your God, as you tested him in Massah.

American King James Version
You shall not tempt the LORD your God, as you tempted him in Massah.

American Standard Version
Ye shall not tempt Jehovah your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God, as thou temptedst him in the place of temptation.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye shall not tempt Jehovah your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

English Revised Version
Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

World English Bible
You shall not tempt Yahweh your God, as you tempted him in Massah.

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye do not try Jehovah your God as ye tried in Massah;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:6-16 Here are means for maintaining and keeping up religion in our hearts and houses. 1. Meditation. God's words must be laid up in our hearts, that our thoughts may be daily employed about them. 2. The religious education of children. Often repeat these things to them. Be careful and exact in teaching thy children. Teach these truths to all who are any way under thy care. 3. Pious discourse. Thou shalt talk of these things with due reverence and seriousness, for the benefit not only of thy children, but of thy servants, thy friends and companions. Take all occasions to discourse with those about thee, not of matters of doubtful disputation, but of the plain truths and laws of God, and the things that belong to our peace. 4. Frequent reading of the word. God appointed them to write sentences of the law upon their walls, and in scrolls of parchment to be worn about their wrists. This seems to have been binding in the letter of it to the Jews, as it is to us in the intent of it; which is, that we should by all means make the word of God familiar to us; that we may have it ready to use upon all occasions, to restrain us from sin, and direct us in duty. We must never be ashamed to own our religion, nor to own ourselves under its check and government. Here is a caution not to forget God in a day of prosperity and plenty. When they came easily by the gift, they would be apt to grow secure, and unmindful of the Giver. Therefore be careful, when thou liest safe and soft, lest thou forget the Lord. When the world smiles, we are apt to make court to it, and expect our happiness in it, and so we forget Him who is our only portion and rest. There is need of great care and caution at such a time. Then beware; being warned of your danger, stand upon your guard. Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God; neither by despairing of his power and goodness, while we keep in the way of our duty; nor by presuming upon it, when we turn aside out of that way.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God,.... By striving with him or against him, by murmuring at or complaining of his providential dealings with them, or by requiring a sign of him, or miracles to be done by him; this is another passage used by Christ to repel the temptations of Satan, Matthew 4:7,

as tempted him in Massah; a place so called from the Israelites tempting the Lord there, Exodus 17:7, the Targum of Jonathan adds, with ten temptations; see Numbers 14:21.



Deuteronomy 6:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Greatest Commandment
15for the LORD your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; otherwise the anger of the LORD your God will be kindled against you, and He will wipe you off the face of the earth. 16"You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested Him at Massah. 17"You should diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and His testimonies and His statutes which He has commanded you.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:7
Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

Luke 4:12
Jesus answered, "It is said: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

Exodus 17:2
So they quarreled with Moses and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses replied, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the LORD to the test?"

Exodus 17:7
And he called the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the LORD saying, "Is the LORD among us or not?"

Deuteronomy 33:8
About Levi he said: "Your Thummim and Urim belong to your faithful servant. You tested him at Massah; you contended with him at the waters of Meribah.

Psalm 78:18
They willfully put God to the test by demanding the food they craved.

Psalm 95:8
"Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness,
Treasury of Scripture

You shall not tempt the LORD your God, as you tempted him in Massah.

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Matthew 4:7 Jesus said to him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.

Luke 4:12 And Jesus answering said to him, It is said, You shall not tempt …

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Exodus 17:2,7 Why the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that …

Numbers 20:3,4,13 And the people strived with Moses, and spoke, saying, Would God that …

Numbers 21:4,5 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass …

Psalm 95:8,9 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of …

1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were …

Hebrews 3:8,9 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation …

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