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

New Living Translation
They stubbornly tested God in their hearts, demanding the foods they craved.

English Standard Version
They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved.

New American Standard Bible
And in their heart they put God to the test By asking food according to their desire.

King James Bible
And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They deliberately tested God, demanding the food they craved.

International Standard Version
To test God was in their minds, when they demanded food to satisfy their cravings.

NET Bible
They willfully challenged God by asking for food to satisfy their appetite.

New Heart English Bible
They tempted God in their heart by asking food according to their desire.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they tempted God in their heart, asking for food for themselves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They deliberately tested God by demanding the food they craved.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they tried God in their heart By asking food for their craving.

New American Standard 1977
And in their heart they put God to the test
            By asking food according to their desire.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they tempted God in their heart by asking for food according to the desires of their soul.

King James 2000 Bible
And they tested God in their heart by asking food for their lust.

American King James Version
And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

American Standard Version
And they tempted God in their heart By asking food according to their desire.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they tempted God in their hearts, by asking meat for their desires.

Darby Bible Translation
And they tempted God in their heart, by asking meat for their lust;

English Revised Version
And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they tempted God in their heart by asking food for their desire.

World English Bible
They tempted God in their heart by asking food according to their desire.

Young's Literal Translation
And they try God in their heart, To ask food for their lust.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
78:9-39. Sin dispirits men, and takes away the heart. Forgetfulness of God's works is the cause of disobedience to his laws. This narrative relates a struggle between God's goodness and man's badness. The Lord hears all our murmurings and distrusts, and is much displeased. Those that will not believe the power of God's mercy, shall feel the fire of his indignation. Those cannot be said to trust in God's salvation as their happiness at last, who can not trust his providence in the way to it. To all that by faith and prayer, ask, seek, and knock, these doors of heaven shall at any time be opened; and our distrust of God is a great aggravation of our sins. He expressed his resentment of their provocation; not in denying what they sinfully lusted after, but in granting it to them. Lust is contented with nothing. Those that indulge their lust, will never be estranged from it. Those hearts are hard indeed, that will neither be melted by the mercies of the Lord, nor broken by his judgments. Those that sin still, must expect to be in trouble still. And the reason why we live with so little comfort, and to so little purpose, is, because we do not live by faith. Under these rebukes they professed repentance, but they were not sincere, for they were not constant. In Israel's history we have a picture of our own hearts and lives. God's patience, and warnings, and mercies, imbolden them to harden their hearts against his word. And the history of kingdoms is much the same. Judgments and mercies have been little attended to, until the measure of their sins has been full. And higher advantages have not kept churches from declining from the commandments of God. Even true believers recollect, that for many a year they abused the kindness of Providence. When they come to heaven, how will they admire the Lord's patience and mercy in bringing them to his kingdom!
Study Bible
I will Open My Mouth in Parables
17Yet they still continued to sin against Him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert. 18And in their heart they put God to the test By asking food according to their desire. 19Then they spoke against God; They said, "Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:9
We should not test Christ, as some of them did, and were killed by snakes.

Exodus 17:2
Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, "Give us water that we may drink." And Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?"

Exodus 17:6
"Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Numbers 11:4
The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, "Who will give us meat to eat?

Deuteronomy 6:16
"You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested Him at Massah.

Psalm 78:41
Again and again they tempted God, And pained the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 78:56
Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God And did not keep His testimonies,

Psalm 95:9
"When your fathers tested Me, They tried Me, though they had seen My work.

Psalm 105:40
They asked, and He brought quail, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

Psalm 106:14
But craved intensely in the wilderness, And tempted God in the desert.
Treasury of Scripture

And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

by asking meat

Psalm 106:14,15 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert…

Exodus 16:2,3 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against …

Numbers 11:4 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the …

1 Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust …

James 4:2,3 You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot …

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