Psalm 106:14
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English Standard Version
But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness, and put God to the test in the desert;

King James Bible
But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

American Standard Version
But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tempted God in the desert.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they coveted their desire in the desert: and they tempted God in the place without water.

English Revised Version
But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

Webster's Bible Translation
But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The key-note of the vidduj, which is a settled expression since 1 Kings 8:47 (Daniel 9:5, cf. Bar. 2:12), makes itself heard here in Psalm 106:6; Israel is bearing at this time the punishment of its sins, by which it has made itself like its forefathers. In this needy and helpless condition the poet, who all along speaks as a member of the assembly, takes the way of the confession of sin, which leads to the forgiveness of sin and to the removal of the punishment of sin. רשׁע, 1 Kings 8:47, signifies to be, and the Hiph. to prove one's self to be, a רשׁע. עם in Psalm 106:6 is equivalent to aeque ac, as in Ecclesiastes 2:16; Job 9:26. With Psalm 106:7 the retrospect begins. The fathers contended with Moses and Aaron in Egypt (Exodus 5:21), and gave no heed to the prospect of redemption (Exodus 6:9). The miraculous judgments which Moses executed (Exodus 3:20) had no more effect in bringing them to a right state of mind, and the abundant tokens of loving-kindness (Isaiah 63:7) amidst which God redeemed them made so little impression on their memories that they began to despair and to murmur even at the Red Sea (Exodus 14:11.). With על, Psalm 106:7, alternates בּ (as in Ezekiel 10:15, בּנהר); cf. the alternation of prepositions in Joel 3:8. When they behaved thus, Jahve might have left their redemption unaccomplished, but out of unmerited mercy He nevertheless redeemed them. Psalm 106:8-11 are closely dependent upon Exodus 14. Psalm 106:11 is a transposition (cf. Psalm 34:21; Isaiah 34:16) from Exodus 14:28. On the other hand, Psalm 106:9 is taken out of Isaiah 63:13 (cf. Wisd. 19:9); Isaiah 63:7-64:12 is a prayer for redemption which has a similar ground-colouring. The sea through which they passed is called, as in the Tפra, ים־סוּף, which seems, according to Exodus 2:3; Isaiah 19:3, to signify the sea of reed or sedge, although the sedge does not grow in the Red Sea itself, but only on the marshy places of the coast; but it can also signify the sea of sea-weed, mare algosum, after the Egyptian sippe, wool and sea-weed (just as Arab. ṣûf also signifies both these). The word is certainly Egyptian, whether it is to be referred back to the Egyptian word sippe (sea-weed) or seebe (sedge), and is therefore used after the manner of a proper name; so that the inference drawn by Knobel on Exodus 8:18 from the absence of the article, that סוּף is the name of a town on the northern point of the gulf, is groundless. The miracle at the sea of sedge or sea-weed - as Psalm 106:12 says - also was not without effect. Exodus 14:31 tells us that they believed on Jahve and Moses His servant, and the song which they sang follows in Exodus 15. But they then only too quickly added sins of ingratitude.

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Psalm 78:18,30 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust...

Numbers 11:4,33,34 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said...

Deuteronomy 9:22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibrothhattaavah, you provoked the LORD to wrath.

1 Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

lusted exceedingly. Heb. lusted a lust, tempted

Psalm 78:18-20,40,41 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust...

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

Exodus 17:2 Why the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why chide you with me?...

Numbers 14:22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness...

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

Hebrews 3:8-10 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:6
Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did.

1 Corinthians 10:9
We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents,

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

Numbers 11:4
Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, "Oh that we had meat to eat!

Psalm 78:18
They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved.

Psalm 78:40
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the desert!

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