Hebrews 3:9
New International Version
where your ancestors tested and tried me, though for forty years they saw what I did.

New Living Translation
There your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw my miracles for forty years.

English Standard Version
where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years.

Berean Study Bible
where your fathers tested and tried Me, and for forty years saw My works.

Berean Literal Bible
where forty years your fathers tried Me by testing and saw My works.

New American Standard Bible
WHERE YOUR FATHERS TRIED Me BY TESTING Me, AND SAW MY WORKS FOR FORTY YEARS.

King James Bible
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

Christian Standard Bible
where your fathers tested me, tried me, and saw my works

Contemporary English Version
For forty years your ancestors tested God and saw the things he did.

Good News Translation
There they put me to the test and tried me, says God, although they had seen what I did for forty years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, and saw My works

International Standard Version
There your ancestors tested me, even though they had seen my actions

NET Bible
"There your fathers tested me and tried me, and they saw my works for forty years.

New Heart English Bible
where your fathers tested me and challenged me, and saw my works for forty years.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When your fathers tempted me and they proved and saw my works 40 years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is where your ancestors tested me,

New American Standard 1977
WHERE YOUR FATHERS TRIED Me BY TESTING Me, AND SAW MY WORKS FOR FORTY YEARS.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Where your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

King James 2000 Bible
When your fathers tested me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

American King James Version
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

American Standard Version
Where your fathers tried me by proving me, And saw my works forty years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where your fathers tempted me, proved and saw my works,

Darby Bible Translation
where your fathers tempted [me], by proving [me], and saw my works forty years.

English Revised Version
Wherewith your fathers tempted me by proving me, And saw my works forty years.

Webster's Bible Translation
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

Weymouth New Testament
where your forefathers so sorely tried My patience and saw all that I did during forty years.

World English Bible
where your fathers tested me by proving me, and saw my works for forty years.

Young's Literal Translation
in which tempt Me did your fathers, they did prove Me, and saw My works forty years;
Study Bible
Do Not Harden Your Hearts
8do not harden your hearts, as you did in the rebellion, in the time of testing in the wilderness, 9where your fathers tested and tried Me, and for forty years saw My works. 10Therefore I was angry with that generation, and I said, ‘Their hearts always go astray, and they have not known My ways.’…
Cross References
Psalm 95:9
where your fathers tested and tried Me, though they had seen My work.

Acts 7:36
He led them out and performed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, at the Red Sea, and for forty years in the wilderness.

Treasury of Scripture

When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

and.

Exodus 19:4
Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.

Exodus 20:22
And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

Deuteronomy 4:3,9
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you…

forty.

Numbers 14:33
And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.

Deuteronomy 8:2,4
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no…

Joshua 5:6
For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.







Lexicon
where
οὗ (hou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3757: Where, whither, when, in what place. Genitive case of hos as adverb; at which place, i.e. Where.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

fathers
πατέρες (pateres)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

tested
ἐπείρασαν (epeirasan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3985: To try, tempt, test. From peira; to test, i.e. Endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline.

[and]
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

tried [Me],
δοκιμασίᾳ (dokimasia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1382: A trial, proof; tried, approved character. From the same as dokimos; test; by implication, trustiness.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

for forty
τεσσεράκοντα (tesserakonta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5062: Forty. The decade of tessares; forty.

years
ἔτη (etē)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2094: A year. Apparently a primary word; a year.

saw
εἶδον (eidon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

works.
ἔργα (erga)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2041: From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.
(9) According to our best MSS. this verse will run thus: Where (or, wherewith) your fathers tempted by trial, and saw My works forty years. The meaning of the Hebrew (with which the LXX. very nearly agrees) is: "Where your fathers tempted Me, proved Me; also saw My work." The change of reading is more interesting than important, as the sense is not materially different. Both here and in the original passage it seems probable that the "work," or "works," should be understood of the divine judgments which the disobedient people "saw" and bore during forty years. In the Psalm (and apparently in Hebrews 3:17 of this chapter) the mention of the forty years connects itself with the words which follow; but here with the provocations of the people and their punishment. It is held by many that in this period of forty years is contained a reference to the time that intervened between our Saviour's earthly ministry and the destruction of Jerusalem; and a Jewish tradition is quoted which assigns to "the days of Messiah" a duration of forty years.

3:7-13 Days of temptation are often days of provocation. But to provoke God, when he is letting us see that we entirely depend and live upon him, is a provocation indeed. The hardening of the heart is the spring of all other sins. The sins of others, especially of our relations, should be warnings to us. All sin, especially sin committed by God's professing, privileged people, not only provokes God, but it grieves him. God is loth to destroy any in, or for their sin; he waits long to be gracious to them. But sin, long persisted in, will make God's wrath discover itself in destroying the impenitent; there is no resting under the wrath of God. Take heed: all who would get safe to heaven must look about them; if once we allow ourselves to distrust God, we may soon desert him. Let those that think they stand, take heed lest they fall. Since to-morrow is not ours, we must make the best improvement of this day. And there are none, even the strongest of the flock, who do not need help of other Christians. Neither are there any so low and despised, but the care of their standing in the faith, and of their safety, belongs to all. Sin has so many ways and colours, that we need more eyes than ours own. Sin appears fair, but is vile; it appears pleasant, but is destructive; it promises much, but performs nothing. The deceitfulness of sin hardens the soul; one sin allowed makes way for another; and every act of sin confirms the habit. Let every one beware of sin.
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