New American Standard Bible
Because they did not believe in God And did not trust in His salvation.
King James Bible
Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:
Darby Bible Translation
Because they believed not in God, and confided not in his salvation;
World English Bible
because they didn't believe in God, and didn't trust in his salvation.
Young's Literal Translation
For they have not believed in God, Nor have they trusted in His salvation.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Because they believed not in God - They did not believe in his power, or in his promises.
And trusted not in his salvation - In his power and his willingness to save. They had had abundant evidence of that power, but they still doubted his ability to save them, notwithstanding all that he had done for them.
Among such sins of the first table is that described in our text. It is consequently one of the masterpieces of iniquity, and we shall do well to purge ourselves of it. It is full of evil to ourselves, and is calculated to dishonor both God and man, therefore let us be in earnest to cut it up both root and branch. I think we have all been guilty of this in our measure; and we are not free from it even to this day. Whether we be saints or sinners, we may stand here and make our humble confession that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"The Sun of Righteousness"
A Jealous God
And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient?
"But for all this, you did not trust the LORD your God,
"When the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, 'Go up and possess the land which I have given you,' then you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God; you neither believed Him nor listened to His voice.
She heeded no voice, She accepted no instruction. She did not trust in the LORD, She did not draw near to her God.
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