New International Version
Do not put the LORD your God to the test as you did at Massah.
King James Bible
Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye shall not tempt Jehovah your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
World English Bible
You shall not tempt Yahweh your God, as you tempted him in Massah.
Young's Literal Translation
'Ye do not try Jehovah your God as ye tried in Massah;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye shall not tempt the Lord - Ye shall not provoke him by entertaining doubts of his mercy, goodness, providence, and truth.
As ye tempted him in Massah - How did they tempt him in Massah? They said, Is the Lord among us or not? Exodus 17:1-7. After such proofs as they had of his presence and his kindness, this was exceedingly provoking. Doubting God's kindness where there are so many evidences of it, is highly insulting to God Almighty.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
SECTION I. THE CHARACTER OF HOME EDUCATION. "Scratch the green rind of a sapling, or wantonly twist it in the soil, The scarred and crooked oak will tell of thee for centuries to come; Wherefore, though the voice of instruction waiteth for the ear of reason, Yet with his mother's milk the young child drinketh education." We come now to consider one of the most important features of the Christian home, viz., as a school for the education of character. This is important because of its vital bearing …
Samuel Philips—The Christian Home
"Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge"
The Wilderness: Temptation. Matthew 4:1-11. Mark 1:12, 13. Luke 4:1-13.
Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"
Jesus answered, "It is said: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"
So they quarreled with Moses and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses replied, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the LORD to the test?"
And he called the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the LORD saying, "Is the LORD among us or not?"
About Levi he said: "Your Thummim and Urim belong to your faithful servant. You tested him at Massah; you contended with him at the waters of Meribah.
They willfully put God to the test by demanding the food they craved.
"Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness,
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