New American Standard Bible
Before they had satisfied their desire, While their food was in their mouths,
King James Bible
They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,
Darby Bible Translation
They were not alienated from their lust, their meat was yet in their mouths,
World English Bible
They didn't turn from their cravings. Their food was yet in their mouths,
Young's Literal Translation
They have not been estranged from their desire, Yet is their food in their mouth,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They were not estranged from their lust - literally, "They were not made strangers to;" that is, in regard to their lusts or desires they were not in the condition of "foreigners" or aliens; they were not separated from them. The word "lusts" here means "desires, wishes." It is not used here in the restricted sense in which it is now with us. The reference is to their desire for food different from manna - for flesh; and the idea is, that they did not restrain their intense desire even when it should have been fully satisfied. They indulged to excess, and the consequence was that many of them perished.
But while their meat was yet in their mouths - Even while they were eating, and were indulging in this unrestrained manner.
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
While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very severe plague.
"When he fills his belly, God will send His fierce anger on him And will rain it on him while he is eating.
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