New International Version
where your ancestors tested and tried me, though for forty years they saw what I did.
King James Bible
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
Darby Bible Translation
where your fathers tempted [me], by proving [me], and saw my works forty years.
World English Bible
where your fathers tested me by proving me, and saw my works for forty years.
Young's Literal Translation
in which tempt Me did your fathers, they did prove Me, and saw My works forty years;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When your fathers tempted me - It would be better to translate οὑ where than when, as the Vulgate has done in its ubi; and this translation has been followed by Wiclif, Coverdale, Tindal, and our first translators in general. In my old MS. Bible the 7th, 8th, and 9th verses stand thus: -
Wherefore as the Holy Gost seith, to-day gif yhe han herde his voyce: nye yhe herden ghour hertis as in wrath-thinge, after the day of temptacioun in desert. Where ghoure fadris temptiden me: provyden and saiden my werkis. Wherefore fourtye yeere I was offendid or wrothe to this generatoun.
In behalf of this translation, Dr. Macknight very properly argues: "The word When implies that, at the time of the bitter provocation, the Israelites had seen God's works forty years; contrary to the history, which shows that the bitter provocation happened, in the beginning of the third year after the Exodus: whereas the translation where, as well as the matter of fact, represents God as saying, by David, that the Israelites tempted God in the wilderness during forty years, notwithstanding all that time they had seen God's miracles."
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where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did.
He led them out of Egypt and performed wonders and signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea and for forty years in the wilderness.
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