Psalm 95:9
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New International Version
where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did.

King James Bible
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Darby Bible Translation
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

World English Bible
when your fathers tempted me, tested me, and saw my work.

Young's Literal Translation
Where your fathers have tried Me, Have proved Me, yea, have seen My work.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When your fathers tempted me - Tried me, by their insolence, unbelief, and blasphemy. They proved me - they had full proof of my power to save and to destroy. There they saw my works - they saw that nothing was too hard for God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 78:17,18,40,41,56 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness...

1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.


Numbers 14:22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness...

Matthew 11:20-22 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not...

John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin...

Covenanting 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.
The exercise of Covenanting with God is enjoined by Him as the Supreme Moral Governor of all. That his Covenant should be acceded to, by men in every age and condition, is ordained as a law, sanctioned by his high authority,--recorded in his law of perpetual moral obligation on men, as a statute decreed by him, and in virtue of his underived sovereignty, promulgated by his command. "He hath commanded his covenant for ever."[171] The exercise is inculcated according to the will of God, as King and
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:9
We should not test Christ, as some of them did--and were killed by snakes.

Hebrews 3:9
where your ancestors tested and tried me, though for forty years they saw what I did.

Numbers 14:22
not one of those who saw my glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times--

Psalm 78:18
They willfully put God to the test by demanding the food they craved.

Psalm 78:40
How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the wasteland!

Psalm 106:32
By the waters of Meribah they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them;

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