Psalm 78:40
New International Version
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the wasteland!

New Living Translation
Oh, how often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved his heart in that dry wasteland.

English Standard Version
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the desert!

Berean Study Bible
How often they disobeyed Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert!

King James Bible
How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!

New King James Version
How often they provoked Him in the wilderness, And grieved Him in the desert!

New American Standard Bible
How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness And grieved Him in the desert!

NASB 1995
How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness And grieved Him in the desert!

NASB 1977
How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness, And grieved Him in the desert!

Amplified Bible
How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness And grieved Him in the desert!

Christian Standard Bible
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the desert.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert.

American Standard Version
How oft did they rebel against him in the wilderness, And grieve him in the desert!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They bitterly provoked him in the wilderness and angered him in the deserts.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How often did they provoke him in the wilderness, and anger him in a dry land!

Contemporary English Version
While they were in the desert, they often rebelled and made God sad.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How often did they provoke him in the desert: and move him to wrath in the place without water?

English Revised Version
How oft did they rebel against him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!

Good News Translation
How often they rebelled against him in the desert; how many times they made him sad!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness! How often they caused him grief in the desert!

International Standard Version
How they rebelled against him in the desert, grieving him in the wilderness!

JPS Tanakh 1917
How oft did they rebel against Him in the wilderness, And grieve Him in the desert!

Literal Standard Version
How often do they provoke Him in the wilderness, Grieve Him in the desolate place?

NET Bible
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness, and insulted him in the desert!

New Heart English Bible
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness, and grieved him in the desert.

World English Bible
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness, and grieved him in the desert!

Young's Literal Translation
How often do they provoke Him in the wilderness, Grieve Him in the desolate place?

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
39He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return. 40How often they disobeyed Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert! 41Again and again they tested God and provoked the Holy One of Israel.…

Cross References
Ephesians 4:30
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Hebrews 3:16
For who were the ones who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?

Exodus 23:21
Pay attention to him and listen to his voice; do not defy him, for he will not forgive rebellion, since My Name is in him.

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

Psalm 95:8
do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, in the day at Massah in the wilderness,

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

Psalm 95:10
For forty years I was angry with that generation, and I said, "They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known My ways."


Treasury of Scripture

How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!

how oft

Psalm 78:17
And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.

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

Psalm 106:14-33
But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert…

provoke him.

Isaiah 7:13
And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?

Isaiah 63:10
But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

Ephesians 4:30
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.









(40) How oft.--Ten instances of murmuring are actually recorded in Exodus and Numbers.

Verse 40. - How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert! (comp. Deuteronomy 31:27; Deuteronomy 32:15-18; Acts 7:30-43, etc.). That God is "grieved" at man's sins appears, not only from this passage, but also from Genesis 6:6; Psalm 95:10; Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 3:17.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
How often
כַּ֭מָּה (kam·māh)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

they disobeyed Him
יַמְר֣וּהוּ (yam·rū·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4784: To be contentious or rebellious

in the wilderness
בַמִּדְבָּ֑ר (ḇam·miḏ·bār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

and grieved Him
יַ֝עֲצִיב֗וּהוּ (ya·‘ă·ṣî·ḇū·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6087: To carve, fabricate, fashion, to worry, pain, anger

in the desert.
בִּֽישִׁימֽוֹן׃ (bî·šî·mō·wn)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3452: Waste, wilderness


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