Psalm 99:8
New International Version
LORD our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds.

New Living Translation
O LORD our God, you answered them. You were a forgiving God to them, but you punished them when they went wrong.

English Standard Version
O LORD our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings.

Berean Study Bible
O LORD our God, You answered them. You were a forgiving God to them, yet an avenger of their misdeeds.

New American Standard Bible
O LORD our God, You answered them; You were a forgiving God to them, And yet an avenger of their evil deeds.

King James Bible
Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD our God, you answered them. You were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their sinful actions.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD and our God, you answered their prayers and forgave their sins, but when they did wrong, you punished them.

Good News Translation
O LORD, our God, you answered your people; you showed them that you are a God who forgives, even though you punished them for their sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD our God, You answered them. You were a forgiving God to them, an avenger of their sinful actions.

International Standard Version
LORD our God, you answered them; you were their God who forgave them, but also avenged their evil deeds.

NET Bible
O LORD our God, you answered them. They found you to be a forgiving God, but also one who punished their sinful deeds.

New Heart English Bible
You answered them, LORD our God. You are a God who forgave them, although you took vengeance for their doings.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah, our God, you answered them, oh God, you have been an avenger to them; pay them according to their works!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, our God, you answered them. You showed them that you are a forgiving God and that you are a God who punishes their [sinful] deeds.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O LORD our God, Thou didst answer them; A forgiving God wast Thou unto them, Though Thou tookest vengeance of their misdeeds.

New American Standard 1977
O LORD our God, Thou didst answer them; Thou wast a forgiving God to them, And yet an avenger of their evil deeds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou didst answer them, O LORD our God; thou wast a God that didst forgive them, and an avenger for their works.

King James 2000 Bible
You answered them, O LORD our God: you were a God that forgave them, though you took vengeance on their wrongdoings.

American King James Version
You answered them, O LORD our God: you were a God that forgave them, though you took vengeance of their inventions.

American Standard Version
Thou answeredst them, O Jehovah our God: Thou wast a God that forgavest them, Though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
O Lord our God, thou heardest them; O God, thou becamest propitious to them, though thou didst take vengeance on all their devices.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou didst hear them, O Lord our God: thou wast a merciful God to them, and taking vengeance on all their inventions.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, our God, thou answeredst them: a forgiving God wast thou unto them, though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.

English Revised Version
Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou didst answer them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

World English Bible
You answered them, Yahweh our God. You are a God who forgave them, although you took vengeance for their doings.

Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, our God, Thou hast afflicted them, A God forgiving Thou hast been to them, And taking vengeance on their actions.
Study Bible
The LORD Reigns
7He spoke to them in a pillar of cloud; they kept His decrees and the statutes He gave them. 8O LORD our God, You answered them. You were a forgiving God to them, yet an avenger of their misdeeds. 9Exalt the LORD our God and worship at His holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.…
Cross References
Exodus 32:28
The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people fell dead.

Exodus 32:34
Now go, lead the people to the place I told you. Behold, My angel shall go before you. But on the day I settle accounts, I will punish them for their sin."

Numbers 14:20
"I have pardoned them as you requested," the LORD replied.

Numbers 20:12
But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not trust Me to show My holiness in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this assembly into the land I have given them."

Psalm 78:38
Yet He was compassionate; He forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them. He often restrained His anger and did not unleash His full wrath.

Psalm 95:11
So I swore on oath in My anger, "They shall never enter My rest."

Psalm 99:9
Exalt the LORD our God and worship at His holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.

Psalm 106:44
Nevertheless He heard their cry; He took note of their distress.

Psalm 107:12
He humbled their hearts with hard labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.

Treasury of Scripture

You answered them, O LORD our God: you were a God that forgave them, though you took vengeance of their inventions.

thou wast

Psalm 89:33
Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

Numbers 14:20
And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word:

Deuteronomy 9:19
For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also.

through

Exodus 32:2,34,35
And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me…

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 14:20-24
And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word: …

their inventions

Ecclesiastes 7:29
Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Romans 1:21
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.







Lexicon
O LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

our God,
אֱלֹהֵינוּ֮ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

You
אַתָּ֪ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

answered them.
עֲנִ֫יתָ֥ם (‘ă·nî·ṯām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

You were
הָיִ֣יתָ (hā·yî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a forgiving
נֹ֭שֵׂא (nō·śê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

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

to them,
לָהֶ֑ם (lā·hem)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

yet an avenger
וְ֝נֹקֵ֗ם (wə·nō·qêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5358: To grudge, avenge, punish

of
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their misdeeds.
עֲלִילוֹתָֽם׃ (‘ă·lî·lō·w·ṯām)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5949: An exploit, a performance, an opportunity
(8) Thou tookest vengeance of their inventions (or, works).--This does not refer to the personages just mentioned but to the people at large. The train of thought is as follows:--"There are great saints among us, as in olden time, but, as then, their prayers, while often procuring forgiveness, could not altogether avert punishment for sin; so the present community must expect retribution when sinful, in spite of the mediation of the better part of the nation." The Hebrew style did not favour similes, and hence the poet omits the signs of comparison, and leaves his inference to be drawn by his readers.

Verse 8. - Thou answeredst them, O Lord our God (comp. ver. 6, ad fin.). Thou wast a God that forgavest them; literally, a forgiving God wast thou to them. Both Moses and Aaron "angered God at the waters of strife" (Psalm 106:32; Numbers 20:12, 13). Aaron angered him still more by sanctioning the idolatry of the golden calf (Exodus 32:1-24). God pardoned both of them these and other sins, but not without inflicting punishment for the sins. Though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions. God's "severity" extended even to these blessed saints, Moses, Aaron, and Samuel. The former two were expressly excluded from the land of promise for their conduct at Meribah (Numbers 20:12); and Samuel's judgeship seems to have been brought to an end through his undue leniency towards his sons Joel and Abiah (1 Samuel 8:1-5). 99:6-9 The happiness of Israel is made out by referring to the most useful governors of that people. They in every thing made God's word and law their rule, knowing that they could not else expect that their prayers should be answered. They all wonderfully prevailed with God in prayer; miracles were wrought at their request. They pleaded for the people, and obtained answers of peace. Our Prophet and High Priest, of infinitely greater dignity than Moses, Aaron, or Samuel, has received and declared to us the will of the Father. Let us not only exalt the Lord with our lips, but give him the throne in our heart; and while we worship him upon his mercy-seat, let us never forget that he is holy.
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