Psalm 78:30
New International Version
But before they turned from what they craved, even while the food was still in their mouths,

New Living Translation
But before they satisfied their craving, while the meat was yet in their mouths,

English Standard Version
But before they had satisfied their craving, while the food was still in their mouths,

Berean Study Bible
Yet before they had filled their desire, with the food still in their mouths,

New American Standard Bible
Before they had satisfied their desire, While their food was in their mouths,

King James Bible
They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,

Christian Standard Bible
Before they had turned from what they craved, while the food was still in their mouths,

Contemporary English Version
But before they had swallowed the last bite,

Good News Translation
But they had not yet satisfied their craving and were still eating,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Before they had satisfied their desire, while the food was still in their mouths,

International Standard Version
However, before they had fulfilled their desire, while their food was still in their mouths,

NET Bible
They were not yet filled up, their food was still in their mouths,

New Heart English Bible
They did not turn from their cravings. Their food was yet in their mouths,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they did not depart from their lust and while their food was in their mouths,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
but they still wanted more. While the food was still in their mouths,

JPS Tanakh 1917
They were not estranged from their craving, Their food was yet in their mouths,

New American Standard 1977
Before they had satisfied their desire, While their food was in their mouths,

Jubilee Bible 2000
they were not estranged from their lust. But while their food was yet in their mouths,

King James 2000 Bible
They were not separated from their desire. But while their food was yet in their mouths,

American King James Version
They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,

American Standard Version
They were not estranged from that which they desired, Their food was yet in their mouths,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They were not disappointed of their desire: but when their food was yet in their mouth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
they were not defrauded of that which they craved. As yet their meat was in their mouth:

Darby Bible Translation
They were not alienated from their lust, their meat was yet in their mouths,

English Revised Version
They were not estranged from their lust, their meat was yet in their mouths,

Webster's Bible Translation
They were not estranged from their desire: but while their meat was yet in their mouths,

World English Bible
They didn't turn from their cravings. Their food was yet in their mouths,

Young's Literal Translation
They have not been estranged from their desire, Yet is their food in their mouth,
Study Bible
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
29So they ate and were well filled, for He gave them what they craved. 30Yet before they had filled their desire, with the food still in their mouths, 31God’s anger flared against them, and He put to death their strongest and subdued the young men of Israel.…
Cross References
Numbers 11:33
But while the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the LORD's anger burned against the people, and the LORD struck them with a severe plague.

Job 20:23
When he has filled his stomach, God will vent His fury upon him, raining it down on him as he eats.

Treasury of Scripture

They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,

but

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, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague…

Numbers 22:20-22
And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do…

Proverbs 1:32
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.







Lexicon
Yet
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

before they had filled
זָר֥וּ (zā·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

their desire,
מִתַּאֲוָתָ֑ם (mit·ta·’ă·wā·ṯām)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8378: A longing, a delight

with the food
אָכְלָ֥ם (’ā·ḵə·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 400: Food

still
ע֝֗וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

in their mouths,
בְּפִיהֶֽם׃ (bə·p̄î·hem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to
(30, 31) Evidently from Numbers 11:33, They did not yet loath in consequence of their lusts, the meat was yet in their mouths when, &c. For the expression, comp. the Latin alienari ab aliqua re, to be disinclined to a thing, and our own "stranger to fear," &c

Verse 30. - They were not estranged from their lust; i.e. their lust was not yet satiated - they were still indulging it. The meat was yet in their mouths, still undergoing mastication, when - 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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