Psalm 78:33
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New International Version
So he ended their days in futility and their years in terror.

King James Bible
Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

Darby Bible Translation
And he consumed their days in vanity, and their years in terror.

World English Bible
Therefore he consumed their days in vanity, and their years in terror.

Young's Literal Translation
And He consumeth in vanity their days, And their years in trouble.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Their days did he consume in vanity - By causing them to wander forty years in the wilderness, vainly expecting an end to their labor, and the enjoyment of the promised rest, which, by their rebellions, they had forfeited.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 90:7-9 For we are consumed by your anger, and by your wrath are we troubled...

Numbers 14:29,35 Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number...

Numbers 26:64,65 But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered...

Deuteronomy 2:14-16 And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years...


Genesis 3:16-19 To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children...

Job 5:6,7 Although affliction comes not forth of the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground...

Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

Ecclesiastes 1:2,13,14 Vanity of vanities, said the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity...

Ecclesiastes 12:8,13,14 Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity...

Memory, Hope, and Effort
'That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.'--PSALM lxxviii. 7. In its original application this verse is simply a statement of God's purpose in giving to Israel the Law, and such a history of deliverance. The intention was that all future generations might remember what He had done, and be encouraged by the remembrance to hope in Him for the future; and by both memory and hope, be impelled to the discharge of present duty. So, then, the words
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Fifteenth Day for Schools and Colleges
WHAT TO PRAY.--For Schools and Colleges "As for Me, this is My covenant with them, saith the Lord: My Spirit that is upon thee, and My words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LoThe future of the Church and the world depends, to an extent we little conceive, on the education of the day. The Church may be seeking to evangelise the heathen, and be giving up her own children to secular
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

Out of the Deep of Loneliness, Failure, and Disappointment.
My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass. I am even as a sparrow that sitteth alone on the housetop--Ps. cii. 4, 6. My lovers and friends hast Thou put away from me, and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight--Ps. lxxviii. 18. I looked on my right hand, and saw there was no man that would know me. I had no place to flee unto, and no man cared for my soul. I cried unto Thee, O Lord, and said, Thou art my Hope. When my spirit was in heaviness, then Thou knewest my path.--Ps. cxlii. 4, 5.
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep

The Good Shepherd: a Farewell Sermon
John 10:27-28 -- "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand." It is a common, and I believe, generally speaking, my dear hearers, a true saying, that bad manners beget good laws. Whether this will hold good in every particular, in respect to the affairs of this world, I am persuaded the observation is very pertinent in respect to the things of another: I mean bad manners,
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

Cross References
Leviticus 26:16
then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.

Numbers 14:29
In this wilderness your bodies will fall--every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me.

Numbers 14:35
I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will surely do these things to this whole wicked community, which has banded together against me. They will meet their end in this wilderness; here they will die."

Psalm 90:9
All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.

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