1 Corinthians 10:10
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New International Version
And do not grumble, as some of them did--and were killed by the destroying angel.

King James Bible
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

Darby Bible Translation
Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.

World English Bible
Neither grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer.

Young's Literal Translation
neither murmur ye, as also some of them did murmur, and did perish by the destroyer.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Neither murmur ye - How the Israelites murmured because of the manna, which their souls despised as a light bread - something incapable of affording them nourishment, etc., and because they had been brought out of Egypt into the wilderness, and pretended that the promises of God had failed; and how they were destroyed by serpents, and by the destroyer or plague; may be seen at large in the texts referred to in the margin on this and the preceding verses. It appears from what the apostle says here, that the Corinthians were murmuring against God and his apostle for prohibiting them from partaking of the idolatrous feasts, just as the Israelites did in the wilderness in reference to a similar subject. See the history of Phineas, with Zimri and Cosbi, and the rebellion of Corah and his company, etc., etc.

Destroyed of the destroyer - The Jews suppose that God employed destroying angels to punish those rebellious Israelites; they were five in number, and one of them they call משחית Meshachith, the destroyer; which appears to be another name for Samael, the angel of death, to whose influence they attribute all deaths which are not uncommon or violent. Those who die violent deaths, or deaths that are not in the common manner of men, are considered as perishing by immediate judgments from God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Exodus 15:24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

Exodus 16:2-9 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness...

Exodus 17:2,3 Why the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why chide you with me...

Numbers 14:2,27-30 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said to them...

Numbers 16:41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying...

Psalm 106:25 But murmured in their tents, and listened not to the voice of the LORD.

Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling words...


Numbers 14:37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report on the land, died by the plague before the LORD.

Numbers 16:46-49 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly to the congregation...


Exodus 12:23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood on the lintel, and on the two side posts...

2 Samuel 24:16 And when the angel stretched out his hand on Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil...

1 Chronicles 21:15 And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him of the evil...

2 Chronicles 32:21 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria...

Matthew 13:39-42 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels...

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

2 Thessalonians 1:7,8 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels...

Hebrews 11:28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

Revelation 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways...

Ninth Sunday after Trinity Carnal Security and Its vices.
Text: 1 Corinthians 10, 6-13. 6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9 Neither let us make trial of the Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents. 10 Neither murmur ye, as
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

Doing Glory to God in Pursuits of the World.
"Whether, therefore, ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."--1 Cor. x. 31. When persons are convinced that life is short, that it is unequal to any great purpose, that it does not display adequately, or bring to perfection the true Christian, when they feel that the next life is all in all, and that eternity is the only subject that really can claim or can fill their thoughts, then they are apt to undervalue this life altogether, and to forget its real importance.
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

But, as I had Begun to Say, Whether the Fruit an Hundred-Fold be virginity...
47. But, as I had begun to say, whether the fruit an hundred-fold be virginity dedicated to God, or whether we are to understand that interval of fruitfulness in some other way, either such as we have made mention of, or such as we have not made mention of; yet no one, as I suppose, will have dared to prefer virginity to martyrdom, and no one will have doubted that this latter gift is hidden, if trial to test it be wanting. A virgin, therefore, hath a subject for thought, such as may be of profit
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

Here Peradventure Some Man May Say, "If it was Bodily Work that the Apostle...
14. Here peradventure some man may say, "If it was bodily work that the Apostle wrought, whereby to sustain this life, what was that same work, and when did he find time for it, both to work and to preach the Gospel?" To whom I answer: Suppose I do not know; nevertheless that he did bodily work, and thereby lived in the flesh, and did not use the power which the Lord had given to the Apostles, that preaching the Gospel he should live by the Gospel, those things above-said do without all doubt bear
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Cross References
Exodus 12:23
When the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.

Exodus 16:2
In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron.

Numbers 14:37
these men who were responsible for spreading the bad report about the land were struck down and died of a plague before the LORD.

Numbers 16:11
It is against the LORD that you and all your followers have banded together. Who is Aaron that you should grumble against him?"

Numbers 16:41
The next day the whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. "You have killed the LORD's people," they said.

Numbers 16:49
But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition to those who had died because of Korah.

Numbers 17:5
The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid myself of this constant grumbling against you by the Israelites."

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