1 Corinthians 10:9
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New International Version
We should not test Christ, as some of them did--and were killed by snakes.

King James Bible
Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

Darby Bible Translation
Neither let us tempt the Christ, as some of them tempted, and perished by serpents.

World English Bible
Neither let us test the Lord, as some of them tested, and perished by the serpents.

Young's Literal Translation
neither may we tempt the Christ, as also certain of them did tempt, and by the serpents did perish;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Neither let us tempt Christ - I have already supposed, in the note on 1 Corinthians 10:4 (note), that Christ is intended by the spiritual rock that followed them: and that it was he, not the rock, that did follow or accompany the Israelites in the wilderness. This was the angel of God's presence who was with the Church in the wilderness, to whom our fathers would not obey, as St. Stephen says, Acts 7:38, Acts 7:39. Instead of Χριστον, Christ, several MSS. and a few versions have Κυριον, the Lord, and some few Θεον, God. But though some respectable MSS. have the Lord instead of Christ, yet this latter has the greatest proportion of authority on its side. And this affords no mean proof that the person who is called יהוה Yehovah in the Old Testament, is called Christ in the New. By tempting Christ is meant disbelieving the providence and goodness of God; and presuming to prescribe to him how he should send them the necessary supplies, and of what kind they should be, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Exodus 17:2,7 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...

Exodus 23:20,21 Behold, I send an Angel before you, to keep you in the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared...

Numbers 21:5 And the people spoke against God, and against Moses, Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?...

Deuteronomy 6:16 You shall not tempt the LORD your God, as you tempted him in Massah.

Psalm 78:18,56 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust...

Psalm 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

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

Hebrews 3:8-11 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness...

Hebrews 10:28-30 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses...

and were.

Numbers 21:6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.

Ninth Sunday after Trinity Carnal Security and Its vices.
Text: 1 Corinthians 10, 6-13. 6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9 Neither let us make trial of the Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents. 10 Neither murmur ye, as
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

Doing Glory to God in Pursuits of the World.
"Whether, therefore, ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."--1 Cor. x. 31. When persons are convinced that life is short, that it is unequal to any great purpose, that it does not display adequately, or bring to perfection the true Christian, when they feel that the next life is all in all, and that eternity is the only subject that really can claim or can fill their thoughts, then they are apt to undervalue this life altogether, and to forget its real importance.
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

But, as I had Begun to Say, Whether the Fruit an Hundred-Fold be virginity...
47. But, as I had begun to say, whether the fruit an hundred-fold be virginity dedicated to God, or whether we are to understand that interval of fruitfulness in some other way, either such as we have made mention of, or such as we have not made mention of; yet no one, as I suppose, will have dared to prefer virginity to martyrdom, and no one will have doubted that this latter gift is hidden, if trial to test it be wanting. A virgin, therefore, hath a subject for thought, such as may be of profit
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

Here Peradventure Some Man May Say, "If it was Bodily Work that the Apostle...
14. Here peradventure some man may say, "If it was bodily work that the Apostle wrought, whereby to sustain this life, what was that same work, and when did he find time for it, both to work and to preach the Gospel?" To whom I answer: Suppose I do not know; nevertheless that he did bodily work, and thereby lived in the flesh, and did not use the power which the Lord had given to the Apostles, that preaching the Gospel he should live by the Gospel, those things above-said do without all doubt bear
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Cross References
Exodus 17:2
So they quarreled with Moses and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses replied, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the LORD to the test?"

Numbers 21:5
they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!"

Numbers 21:6
Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.

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

Psalm 95:9
where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did.

Psalm 106:14
In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wilderness they put God to the test.

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