New International Version
"Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness,
King James Bible
Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Darby Bible Translation
Harden not your heart, as at Meribah, as [in] the day of Massah, in the wilderness;
World English Bible
Don't harden your heart, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the wilderness,
Young's Literal Translation
Harden not your heart as in Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For he is our God - Here is the reason for this service. He has condescended to enter into a covenant with us, and he has taken us for his own; therefore: -
We are the people of his pasture - Or, rather, as the Chaldee, Syriac, Vulgate, and Ethiopic read, "We are his people, and the sheep of the pasture of his hand." We are his own; he feeds and governs us, and his powerful hand protects us.
To-day if ye will hear his voice - To-day-you have no time to lose; to-morrow may be too late. God calls to-day; to-morrow he may be silent. This should commence the eighth verse, as it begins what is supposed to be the part of the priest or prophet who now exhorts the people; as if he had said: Seeing you are in so good a spirit, do not forget your own resolutions, and harden not your hearts, "as your fathers did in Meribah and Massah, in the wilderness;" the same fact and the same names as are mentioned Exodus 17:7; when the people murmured at Rephidim, because they had no water; hence it was called Meribah, contention or provocation, and Massah, temptation.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
provocation. Heb. contention
LibraryCovenanting According to the Purposes of God.
Since every revealed purpose of God, implying that obedience to his law will be given, is a demand of that obedience, the announcement of his Covenant, as in his sovereignty decreed, claims, not less effectively than an explicit law, the fulfilment of its duties. A representation of a system of things pre-determined in order that the obligations of the Covenant might be discharged; various exhibitions of the Covenant as ordained; and a description of the children of the Covenant as predestinated …
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting
Covenanting a Duty.
He led them out of Egypt and performed wonders and signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea and for forty years in the wilderness.
do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness,
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?"
These were the waters of Meribah, where the Israelites quarreled with the LORD and where he was proved holy among them.
Do not put the LORD your God to the test as you did at Massah.
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the wasteland!
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