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Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel.
King James Bible
Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And they turned again and tempted God, and grieved the Holy One of Israel.
World English Bible
They turned again and tempted God, and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
Yea, they turn back, and try God, And the Holy One of Israel have limited.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Limited the Holy One of Israel - The Chaldee translates, "And the Holy One of Israel they signed with a sign." The Hebrew word התוו hithvu is supposed to come from the root תוה tavah, which signifies to mark; and hence the letter ת tau, which in the ancient Hebrew character had the form of a cross X, had its name probably because it was used as a mark. Mr. Bate observes that in hithpael it signifies to challenge or accuse; as one who gives his quark or pledge upon a trial, and causes his adversary to do the same. Here it most obviously means an insult offered to God.
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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?"
not one of those who saw my glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times--
2 Kings 19:22
Who is it you have ridiculed and blasphemed? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One of Israel!
I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.
They willfully put God to the test by demanding the food they craved.
Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.
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