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

New Living Translation
They stubbornly tested God in their hearts, demanding the foods they craved.

English Standard Version
They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved.

Berean Study Bible
They willfully tested God by demanding the food they craved.

King James Bible
And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

New King James Version
And they tested God in their heart By asking for the food of their fancy.

New American Standard Bible
And in their heart they put God to the test By asking for food that suited their taste.

NASB 1995
And in their heart they put God to the test By asking food according to their desire.

NASB 1977
And in their heart they put God to the test By asking food according to their desire.

Amplified Bible
And in their hearts they put God to the test By asking for food according to their [selfish] appetite.

Christian Standard Bible
They deliberately tested God, demanding the food they craved.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They deliberately tested God, demanding the food they craved.

American Standard Version
And they tempted God in their heart By asking food according to their desire.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they tempted God in their heart, asking for food for themselves.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they tempted God in their hearts, in asking meat for the desire of their souls.

Contemporary English Version
They stubbornly tested God and demanded from him what they wanted to eat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they tempted God in their hearts, by asking meat for their desires.

English Revised Version
And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

Good News Translation
They deliberately put God to the test by demanding the food they wanted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They deliberately tested God by demanding the food they craved.

International Standard Version
To test God was in their minds, when they demanded food to satisfy their cravings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they tried God in their heart By asking food for their craving.

Literal Standard Version
And they try God in their heart, "" To ask food for their lust.

NET Bible
They willfully challenged God by asking for food to satisfy their appetite.

New Heart English Bible
They tempted God in their heart by asking food according to their desire.

World English Bible
They tempted God in their heart by asking food according to their desire.

Young's Literal Translation
And they try God in their heart, To ask food for their lust.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
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. 19They spoke against God, saying, “Can God really prepare a table in the wilderness?…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:9
We should not test Christ, as some of them did, and were killed by snakes.

Exodus 17:2
So the people contended with Moses, "Give us water to drink." "Why do you contend with me?" Moses replied. "Why do you test the LORD?"

Exodus 17:6
Behold, I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. And when you strike the rock, water will come out of it for the people to drink." So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Numbers 11:4
Meanwhile, the rabble among them had a strong craving for other food, and again the Israelites wept and said, "Who will feed us meat?

Deuteronomy 6:16
Do not test the LORD your God as you tested Him at Massah.

Psalm 78:41
Again and again they tested God and provoked the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 78:56
But they tested and disobeyed God Most High, for they did not keep His decrees.

Psalm 95:9
where your fathers tested and tried Me, though they had seen My work.

Psalm 105:40
They asked, and He brought quail and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

Psalm 106:14
They craved intensely in the wilderness and tested God in the desert.


Treasury of Scripture

And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

by asking meat

Psalm 106:14,15
But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert…

Exodus 16:2,3
And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: …

Numbers 11:4
And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?









Verse 18. - And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust; rather, by asking food (Kay, Cheyne, Alexander). The term used (אכל) is wide enough to include both bread (לחם) and flesh (שׁאר). "For their lust" (literally, "for their soul") means for the gratification of their carnal appetites (comp. Exodus 16:3; Numbers 11:5).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They willfully
בִּלְבָבָ֑ם (bil·ḇā·ḇām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

tested
וַיְנַסּוּ־ (way·nas·sū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5254: To test, to attempt

God
אֵ֥ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

by demanding
לִֽשְׁאָל־ (liš·’āl-)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

the food
אֹ֥כֶל (’ō·ḵel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 400: Food

they craved.
לְנַפְשָֽׁם׃ (lə·nap̄·šām)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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