Psalm 78:17
New International Version
But they continued to sin against him, rebelling in the wilderness against the Most High.

New Living Translation
Yet they kept on sinning against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert.

English Standard Version
Yet they sinned still more against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert.

Berean Study Bible
But they continued to sin against Him, rebelling in the desert against the Most High.

New American Standard Bible
Yet they still continued to sin against Him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert.

King James Bible
And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.

Christian Standard Bible
But they continued to sin against him, rebelling in the desert against the Most High.

Contemporary English Version
But in the desert, the people of God Most High kept sinning and rebelling.

Good News Translation
But they continued to sin against God, and in the desert they rebelled against the Most High.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they continued to sin against Him, rebelling in the desert against the Most High.

International Standard Version
But time and again, they sinned against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert.

NET Bible
Yet they continued to sin against him, and rebelled against the sovereign One in the desert.

New Heart English Bible
Yet they still went on to sin against him, to rebel against the Most High in the desert.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the people continued again to sin and to bitterly provoke The Highest with thirst.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They continued to sin against him, to rebel in the desert against the Most High.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet went they on still to sin against Him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert.

New American Standard 1977
Yet they still continued to sin against Him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.

King James 2000 Bible
And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.

American King James Version
And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.

American Standard Version
Yet went they on still to sin against him, To rebel against the Most High in the desert.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they sinned yet more against him; they provoked the Most High in the wilderness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they added yet more sin against him: they provoked the most High to wrath in the place without water.

Darby Bible Translation
Yet they still went on sinning against him, provoking the Most High in the desert;

English Revised Version
Yet went they on still to sin against him, to rebel against the Most High in the desert.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the Most High in the wilderness.

World English Bible
Yet they still went on to sin against him, to rebel against the Most High in the desert.

Young's Literal Translation
And they add still to sin against Him, To provoke the Most High in the dry place.
Study Bible
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
16He brought streams from the stone and made water flow down like rivers. 17But they continued to sin against Him, rebelling in the desert against the Most High. 18They willfully tested God by demanding the food they craved.…
Cross References
Hebrews 3:16
For who were the ones who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?

Deuteronomy 9:22
You continued to provoke the LORD at Taberah, Massah, and Kibroth-hattaavah.

Psalm 68:6
God settles the lonely in families; He leads the prisoners out to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.

Psalm 106:7
Our fathers in Egypt did not grasp Your wonders or remember Your abundant kindness; but they rebelled by the sea, there at the Red Sea.

Isaiah 63:10
But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit. So He turned and became their enemy and He Himself fought against them.

Treasury of Scripture

And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.

Psalm 78:32
For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.

Psalm 95:8-10
Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: …

Psalm 106:13-32
They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: …







Lexicon
But they continued
וַיּוֹסִ֣יפוּ (way·yō·w·sî·p̄ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment

to sin against Him,
לַחֲטֹא־ (la·ḥă·ṭō-)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn

rebelling
לַֽמְר֥וֹת (lam·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 4784: To be contentious or rebellious

in the desert
בַּצִּיָּֽה׃ (baṣ·ṣî·yāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6723: Aridity, a desert

against the Most High.
עֶ֝לְי֗וֹן (‘el·yō·wn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5945: An elevation, lofty, as title, the Supreme
(17) They sinned yet more and more.--This implies the discontent which had already shown itself before the miraculous supply of water.

Verse 17. - And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the Most High in the wilderness. The two provocations of a demand for bread (Exodus 16:3) and a demand for flesh (Numbers 11:4) are joined together in the present passage, as the two occasions of giving water are in vers. 15, 16. Only the second of these two provocations was subsequent to the (first) giving of water; but the psalmist does not allow himself to be bound by considerations of strict chronological accuracy. He is a poet, and not an historian; though at present he is treating of history. 78:9-39. Sin dispirits men, and takes away the heart. Forgetfulness of God's works is the cause of disobedience to his laws. This narrative relates a struggle between God's goodness and man's badness. The Lord hears all our murmurings and distrusts, and is much displeased. Those that will not believe the power of God's mercy, shall feel the fire of his indignation. Those cannot be said to trust in God's salvation as their happiness at last, who can not trust his providence in the way to it. To all that by faith and prayer, ask, seek, and knock, these doors of heaven shall at any time be opened; and our distrust of God is a great aggravation of our sins. He expressed his resentment of their provocation; not in denying what they sinfully lusted after, but in granting it to them. Lust is contented with nothing. Those that indulge their lust, will never be estranged from it. Those hearts are hard indeed, that will neither be melted by the mercies of the Lord, nor broken by his judgments. Those that sin still, must expect to be in trouble still. And the reason why we live with so little comfort, and to so little purpose, is, because we do not live by faith. Under these rebukes they professed repentance, but they were not sincere, for they were not constant. In Israel's history we have a picture of our own hearts and lives. God's patience, and warnings, and mercies, imbolden them to harden their hearts against his word. And the history of kingdoms is much the same. Judgments and mercies have been little attended to, until the measure of their sins has been full. And higher advantages have not kept churches from declining from the commandments of God. Even true believers recollect, that for many a year they abused the kindness of Providence. When they come to heaven, how will they admire the Lord's patience and mercy in bringing them to his kingdom!
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