Psalm 78:18 {77:18}
Good News Translation
They deliberately put God to the test by demanding the food they wanted.

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.

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And they tempted God in their hearts, by asking meat for their desires.

by asking meat

Psalm 106:14,15 And they coveted their desire in the desert: and they tempted God in the place without water. . . .

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

Numbers 11:4 For a mixt multitude of people, that came up with them, burned with desire, sitting and weeping, the children of Israel also being joined with them, and said: Who shall give us flesh to eat?

1 Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were done in a figure of us, that we should not covet evil things, as they also coveted.

James 4:2,3 You covet, and have not: you kill and envy and cannot obtain. You contend and war, and you have not: because you ask not. . . .

Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
17And they added yet more sin against him: they provoked the most High to wrath in the place without water. 18And they tempted God in their hearts, by asking meat for their desires.19And they spoke ill of God: they said: Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:9
Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them tempted and perished by the serpent.

Exodus 17:2
And they chode with Moses, and said: Give us water, that we may drink. And Moses answered them: Why chide you with me? Wherefore do you tempt the Lord?

Exodus 17:6
Behold I will stand there before thee, upon the rock Horeb, and thou shalt strike the rock, and water shall come out of it that the people may drink. Moses did so before the ancients of Israel:

Numbers 11:4
For a mixt multitude of people, that came up with them, burned with desire, sitting and weeping, the children of Israel also being joined with them, and said: Who shall give us flesh to eat?

Deuteronomy 6:16
Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God, as thou temptedst him in the place of temptation.

Psalm 78:41
And they turned back and tempted God: and grieved the holy one of Israel.

Psalm 78:56
Yet they tempted, and provoked the most high God: and they kept not his testimonies.

Psalm 95:9
As in the provocation, according to the day of temptation in the wilderness: where your fathers tempted me, they proved me, and saw my works.

Psalm 105:40
They asked, and the quail came: and he filled them with the bread of heaven.

Psalm 106:14
And they coveted their desire in the desert: and they tempted God in the place without water.

Additional Translations
They willfully tested God by demanding the food they craved.And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

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

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

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

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

And they tempted God in their heart by asking food for their desire.

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

And they try God in their heart, To ask food for their lust.
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