New American Standard Bible
"Our fathers were unwilling to be obedient to him, but repudiated him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt,
King James Bible
To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
Darby Bible Translation
to whom our fathers would not be subject, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back to Egypt,
World English Bible
to whom our fathers wouldn't be obedient, but rejected him, and turned back in their hearts to Egypt,
Young's Literal Translation
to whom our fathers did not wish to become obedient, but did thrust away, and turned back in their hearts to Egypt,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In their hearts turned ... - They wished to return to Egypt. They regretted that they had come out of Egypt, and desired again the things which they had there, as preferable to what they had in the desert, Numbers 11:5. Perhaps, however, the expression means, not that they desired literally to "return" to Egypt, but that "their hearts inclined to the habits and morals of the Egyptians." They forsook God, and imitated the idolatries of the Egyptians.
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