Psalm 99:8
Parallel Verses
New International Version
LORD our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds.

King James Bible
Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, our God, *thou* answeredst them: a forgiving God wast thou unto them, though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.

World English Bible
You answered them, Yahweh our God. You are a God who forgave them, although you took vengeance for their doings.

Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, our God, Thou hast afflicted them, A God forgiving Thou hast been to them, And taking vengeance on their actions.

Psalm 99:8 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou - forgavest them - When the people had sinned, and wrath was about to descend on them, Moses and Aaron interceded for them, and they were not destroyed.

Tookest vengeance of their inventions - God spared them, but showed his displeasure at their misdoings. He chastised, but did not consume them. This is amply proved in the history of this people.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou wast

Psalm 89:33 Nevertheless my loving kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

Numbers 14:20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to your word:

Deuteronomy 9:19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, with which the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you...

Jeremiah 46:28 Fear you not, O Jacob my servant, said the LORD: for I am with you...

Zephaniah 3:7 I said, Surely you will fear me, you will receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them...


Exodus 32:2,34,35 And Aaron said to them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters...

Numbers 11:33,34 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people...

Numbers 14:20-24 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to your word...

Numbers 20:12,24 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, Because you believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel...

Deuteronomy 3:26 But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said to me, Let it suffice you...

Deuteronomy 9:20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.

their inventions

Ecclesiastes 7:29 See, this only have I found, that God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...

Repentance and victory
'And the men of Kirjath-jearim came, and fetched up the ark of the Lord, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the Lord. 2. And it came to pans, while the ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord. 3. And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Sixth Day. Holiness and Glory.
Who is like unto Thee, O Lord! among the gods? Who is like unto Thee, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders? Thou in Thy mercy hast led Thy people which Thou hast redeemed: Thou hast guided them in Thy strength to the habitation of Thy holiness ... The holy place, O Lord, which Thy hands have established.' --Ex. xv. 11-17. In these words we have another step in advance in the revelation of Holiness. We have here for the first time Holiness predicated of God Himself. He
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

Cross References
Exodus 32:28
The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died.

Exodus 32:34
Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin."

Numbers 14:20
The LORD replied, "I have forgiven them, as you asked.

Numbers 20:12
But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them."

Psalm 78:38
Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath.

Psalm 95:11
So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.'"

Psalm 99:9
Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.

Jump to Previous
Actions Afflicted Although Avenger Deeds Doings Evil Forgave Forgavest Forgiving Inventions Israel Misdeeds Punished Punishment Sin Tookest Vengeance Wast Wrongdoing
Jump to Next
Actions Afflicted Although Avenger Deeds Doings Evil Forgave Forgavest Forgiving Inventions Israel Misdeeds Punished Punishment Sin Tookest Vengeance Wast Wrongdoing
Psalm 99:8 NIV
Psalm 99:8 NLT
Psalm 99:8 ESV
Psalm 99:8 NASB
Psalm 99:8 KJV

Psalm 99:8 Bible Apps
Psalm 99:8 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 99:8 Chinese Bible
Psalm 99:8 French Bible
Psalm 99:8 German Bible

Psalm 99:8 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Psalm 99:7
Top of Page
Top of Page