Psalm 78:34
New International Version
Whenever God slew them, they would seek him; they eagerly turned to him again.

New Living Translation
When God began killing them, they finally sought him. They repented and took God seriously.

English Standard Version
When he killed them, they sought him; they repented and sought God earnestly.

Berean Study Bible
When He slew them, they would seek Him; they repented and searched for God.

New American Standard Bible
When He killed them, then they sought Him, And returned and searched diligently for God;

King James Bible
When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God.

Christian Standard Bible
When he killed some of them, the rest began to seek him; they repented and searched for God.

Contemporary English Version
After he killed some of them, the others turned to him with all their hearts.

Good News Translation
Whenever he killed some of them, the rest would turn to him; they would repent and pray earnestly to him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When He killed some of them, the rest began to seek Him; they repented and searched for God.

International Standard Version
When he struck them, they sought him; they repented, and eagerly sought God.

NET Bible
When he struck them down, they sought his favor; they turned back and longed for God.

New Heart English Bible
When he killed them, then they inquired after him. They returned and sought God earnestly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When he was killing them they were seeking him; they were returning and coming before his presence.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he killed [some of] them, [the rest] searched for him. They turned from their sins and eagerly looked for God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When He slew them, then they would inquire after Him, And turn back and seek God earnestly.

New American Standard 1977
When He killed them, then they sought Him, And returned and searched diligently for God;

Jubilee Bible 2000
When he slew them, then they sought him, and they returned and enquired early after God.

King James 2000 Bible
When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God.

American King James Version
When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God.

American Standard Version
When he slew them, then they inquired after him; And they returned and sought God earnestly.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
When he slew them, they sought him: and they returned and called betimes upon God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned, and came to him early in the morning.

Darby Bible Translation
When he slew them, then they sought him, and returned and sought early after God;

English Revised Version
When he slew them, then they inquired after him: and they returned and sought God early.

Webster's Bible Translation
When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God.

World English Bible
When he killed them, then they inquired after him. They returned and sought God earnestly.

Young's Literal Translation
If He slew them, then they sought Him, And turned back, and sought God earnestly,
Study Bible
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
33So He ended their days in futility, and their years in sudden terror. 34When He slew them, they would seek Him; they repented and searched for God. 35And they remembered that God was their rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer.…
Cross References
Numbers 21:7
Then the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned by speaking against the LORD and against you. Intercede with the LORD to take the snakes away from us." So Moses interceded for the people.

Judges 3:15
And again they cried out to the LORD, and He raised up Ehud son of Gera, a left-handed Benjamite, as their deliverer. So they sent him with tribute to Eglon king of Moab.

Psalm 63:1
O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my body yearns for You in a dry and weary land without water.

Isaiah 26:9
My soul longs for You in the night; indeed, my spirit within me diligently seeks You. For when Your judgments come upon the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Isaiah 45:19
I have not spoken in secret, from a place in a land of darkness. I did not say to the descendants of Jacob: 'Seek Me in a wasteland.' I, the LORD, speak the truth; I say what is right.

Hosea 5:15
Then I will return to My place until they admit their guilt and seek My face; in their affliction they will earnestly seek Me."

Hosea 6:4
What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? For your loyalty is like a morning mist, like the early dew that vanishes.

Hosea 8:2
Israel cries out to Me, "O our God, we know You!"

Treasury of Scripture

When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God.

Numbers 21:7
Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

Judges 3:8,9,12-15
Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushanrishathaim eight years…

Judges 4:3
And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.







Lexicon
When
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

He slew them,
הֲרָגָ֥ם (hă·rā·ḡām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2026: To smite with deadly intent

they would seek Him;
וּדְרָשׁ֑וּהוּ (ū·ḏə·rā·šū·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

they repented
וְ֝שָׁ֗בוּ (wə·šā·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

and searched for
וְשִֽׁחֲרוּ־ (wə·ši·ḥă·rū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7836: To dawn, be, early at any task, to search for

God.
אֵֽל׃ (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty
Verse 34. - When he slew them, then they sought him (comp. Exodus 32:28, 35; Exodus 33:4, 10; Numbers 11:33; Numbers 16:48, 49, etc.). The repentance is not always noticed in the Mosaic narrative, being, as it was, short-lived, if not even feigned (ver. 36). But, no doubt, after each outpouring of the Divine vengeance, there was at least some show of repentance, as noted in Exodus 33:4. And they returned - i.e. turned back from their evil courses - and inquired early after God; rather, earnestly (Cheyne, Canon Cook). 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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