New Living Translation
Nor should we put Christ to the test, as some of them did and then died from snakebites.
King James Bible
Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
Darby Bible Translation
Neither let us tempt the Christ, as some of them tempted, and perished by serpents.
World English Bible
Neither let us test the Lord, as some of them tested, and perished by the serpents.
Young's Literal Translation
neither may we tempt the Christ, as also certain of them did tempt, and by the serpents did perish;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ - By our unbelief. St. Paul enumerates five benefits, 1Co 10:1 - 4; of which the fourth and fifth were closely connected together; and five sins, the fourth and fifth of which were likewise closely connected. In speaking of the fifth benefit, he expressly mentions Christ; and in speaking of the fourth sin, he shows it was committed against Christ. As some of them tempted him - This sin of the people was peculiarly against Christ; for when they had so long drank of that rock, yet they murmured for want of water. Num 21:4, and c
LibraryGod's Glory the Chief End of Man's Being
Rom. xi. 36.--"Of him and through him, and to him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever." And 1 Cor. x. 31--"Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." All that men have to know, may be comprised under these two heads,--What their end is, and What is the right way to attain to that end? And all that we have to do, is by any means to seek to compass that end. These are the two cardinal points of a man's knowledge and exercise. Quo et qua eundum est,--Whither to go, and what way to go. …
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So once more the people complained against Moses. "Give us water to drink!" they demanded. "Quiet!" Moses replied. "Why are you complaining against me? And why are you testing the LORD?"
and they began to speak against God and Moses. "Why have you brought us out of Egypt to die here in the wilderness?" they complained. "There is nothing to eat here and nothing to drink. And we hate this horrible manna!"
So the LORD sent poisonous snakes among the people, and many were bitten and died.
They stubbornly tested God in their hearts, demanding the foods they craved.
For there your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw everything I did.
In the wilderness their desires ran wild, testing God's patience in that dry wasteland.
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