Psalm 78:32
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New International Version
In spite of all this, they kept on sinning; in spite of his wonders, they did not believe.

New Living Translation
But in spite of this, the people kept sinning. Despite his wonders, they refused to trust him.

English Standard Version
In spite of all this, they still sinned; despite his wonders, they did not believe.

New American Standard Bible
In spite of all this they still sinned And did not believe in His wonderful works.

King James Bible
For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Despite all this, they kept sinning and did not believe His wonderful works.

International Standard Version
In spite of all of this, they kept on sinning and didn't believe in his marvelous deeds.

NET Bible
Despite all this, they continued to sin, and did not trust him to do amazing things.

New Heart English Bible
For all this they still sinned, and did not believe in his wondrous works.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In these things they all sinned and yet they did not believe in his wonders.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In spite of all this, they continued to sin, and they no longer believed in his miracles.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For all this they sinned still, And believed not in His wondrous works.

New American Standard 1977
In spite of all this they still sinned,
            And did not believe in His wonderful works.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For all this they sinned still and did not give him credit for his wondrous works.

King James 2000 Bible
For all this they sinned still, and believed not despite his wondrous works.

American King James Version
For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.

American Standard Version
For all this they sinned still, And believed not in his wondrous works.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In all these things they sinned still: and they believed not for his wondrous works.

Darby Bible Translation
For all this, they sinned still, and believed not in his marvellous works;

English Revised Version
For all this they sinned still, and believed not in his wondrous works.

Webster's Bible Translation
For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.

World English Bible
For all this they still sinned, and didn't believe in his wondrous works.

Young's Literal Translation
With all this they have sinned again, And have not believed in His wonders.
Study Bible
I will Open My Mouth in Parables
31The anger of God rose against them And killed some of their stoutest ones, And subdued the choice men of Israel. 32In spite of all this they still sinned And did not believe in His wonderful works. 33So He brought their days to an end in futility And their years in sudden terror.…
Cross References
Numbers 14:1
Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night.

Numbers 14:11
The LORD said to Moses, "How long will this people spurn Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst?

Psalm 78:11
They forgot His deeds And His miracles that He had shown them.
Treasury of Scripture

For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.

they sinned

Numbers 14:1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the …

Numbers 16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, …

Numbers 17:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 21:1-6 And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelled in the south, heard …

Numbers 25:1 And Israel stayed in Shittim, and the people began to commit prostitution …

Ezekiel 20:13 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they …

believed

Psalm 78:22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:

Luke 16:31 And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither …

John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed …

(32-33) For the allusion see Numbers 14:11-12; Numbers 14:28-35.

Verse 32. - For all this they sinned still. Neither gratitude for favours received (vers. 13-17), nor alarm at punishments inflicted (ver. 31), had any effect on the stiff-necked people; despite of both, they "sinned still" (comp. vers. 40, 41, 56-58). And believed not for his wondrous works. Unbelief was at the root of their contumacy. They could not deny God's mighty works in the past, but they did not accept them as any evidence of his power to do other mighty works in the future (see ver. 20). For all this they sinned still,.... Those that survived, not being brought to repentance by mercies, nor by judgments; not by mercies, such as before mentioned, though they were great and many, and some of them continued, and of which they were very unworthy; the goodness of God should, but it does not always, lead persons to repentance; mercies, unless they are sanctified, often prove snares and temptations to sin yet more and more; nothing short of the grace of God will bring persons to repentance for sin, or keep them from it: nor by judgments, which were last mentioned, and seem chiefly designed; these have no more effect than the other, unless the power of divine grace goes along with them; see Amos 4:6 it could not be thought, nor was it expected, that they should, after all these mercies and judgments, have lived without sin, which no man does, or can do; but then they went on in a course of sin, and were continually repeating their transgressions, and were guilty of sins of a very heinous nature, many of which are on record; as Aaron and Miriam, by speaking against Moses, the faithful servant of the Lord, which brought upon the latter the plague of leprosy; the spies which were sent to search the land, and brought an evil report of it, which set the people a murmuring, and put them on thoughts of returning to Egypt; those that were concerned in the business of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, who were swallowed up in the earth, or burnt with fire from heaven; the whole congregation which murmured at Kadesh, whom Moses called rebels, and who afterwards expressed their loathing of the manna, for which fiery serpents were sent among them, Numbers 12:1, Numbers 20:2 but their prevailing sin was unbelief, as follows:

and believed not for his wondrous works: not "in" them, though the words will bear to be so rendered; for they did believe in them when they were wrought, and that they were wrought by the Lord; though they soon forgot them, and fell into distrust and unbelief; but "by" them (r), or by means of them; though such wonderful things were done for them in providence, as before related, which should have engaged their faith and trust in the Lord; yet, notwithstanding these, they called in question his providence, power, and goodness.

(r) "per miracula ejus", Schmidt; so some in Gejerus. 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!
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