Psalm 106:33
New International Version
for they rebelled against the Spirit of God, and rash words came from Moses' lips.

New Living Translation
They made Moses angry, and he spoke foolishly.

English Standard Version
for they made his spirit bitter, and he spoke rashly with his lips.

Berean Study Bible
For they rebelled against His Spirit, and Moses spoke rashly with his lips.

New American Standard Bible
Because they were rebellious against His Spirit, He spoke rashly with his lips.

King James Bible
Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

Christian Standard Bible
for they embittered his spirit, and he spoke rashly with his lips.

Contemporary English Version
Then Moses got into trouble for speaking in anger.

Good News Translation
They made him so bitter that he spoke without stopping to think.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for they embittered his spirit, and he spoke rashly with his lips.

International Standard Version
For they rebelled against him, so that he spoke thoughtlessly with his lips.

NET Bible
for they aroused his temper, and he spoke rashly.

New Heart English Bible
because they were rebellious against his spirit, he spoke rashly with his lips.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they bitterly provoked his spirit and they spoke by his lips.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
since they made him bitter so that he spoke recklessly.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For they embittered his spirit, And he spoke rashly with his lips.

New American Standard 1977
Because they were rebellious against His Spirit, He spoke rashly with his lips.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because they provoked his spirit to rebel, and he spoke it with his lips.

King James 2000 Bible
Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke rashly with his lips.

American King James Version
Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.

American Standard Version
Because they were rebellious against his spirit, And he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for they provoked his spirit, and he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.

Douay-Rheims Bible
because they exasperated his spirit. And he distinguished with his lips.

Darby Bible Translation
For they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.

English Revised Version
Because they were rebellious against his spirit, and he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.

World English Bible
because they were rebellious against his spirit, he spoke rashly with his lips.

Young's Literal Translation
For they have provoked his spirit, And he speaketh wrongfully with his lips.
Study Bible
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
32At the waters of Meribah they angered the LORD, and trouble came to Moses because of them. 33For they rebelled against His Spirit, and Moses spoke rashly with his lips. 34They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them,…
Cross References
Acts 19:36
Since these things are undeniable, you ought to be calm and not do anything rash.

Leviticus 5:4
Or if someone swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do anything good or evil--in whatever matter a man may rashly pronounce an oath--even if he is unaware of it, when he later realizes it, he will be guilty.

Numbers 20:3
The people quarreled with Moses and said, "If only we had perished when our brothers fell dead before the LORD!

Numbers 20:10
Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly in front of the rock, and Moses said to them, "Listen now, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?"

Psalm 78:40
How often they disobeyed Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert.

Psalm 107:11
because they rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High.

Isaiah 63:10
But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit. So He turned and became their enemy and He Himself fought against them.

Treasury of Scripture

Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.

because

Numbers 20:10,11
And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? …

he spake

Psalm 39:1
To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

Psalm 141:3
Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Genesis 30:1
And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they rebelled against
הִמְר֥וּ (him·rū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4784: To be contentious or rebellious

His Spirit,
רוּח֑וֹ (rū·ḥōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

and [Moses] spoke rashly
וַ֝יְבַטֵּ֗א (way·ḇaṭ·ṭê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 981: To babble, to vociferate angrily

with his lips.
בִּשְׂפָתָֽיו׃ (biś·p̄ā·ṯāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin
(33) They provoked his spirit.--The natural interpretation is to take this of Moses' spirit. So LXX. and Vulg., "they embittered his spirit." The usage of the phrase is, however, in favour of referring the words to the temper of the people towards God," they rebelled against His spirit."

Spake unadvisedly.--Compare the same verb with the same addition, "with the lips," in Leviticus 5:4. This interpretation of the fault of Moses is partial. A comparison of all the historical narratives shows that it was rather for a momentary lapse into the despairing spirit of the people, than for addressing them as rebels, that Moses was excluded from the Promised Land.

Verse 33. - Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips. One man's sin often leads to another's, but does not necessitate it. The people "provoked Muses' spirit" by their murmurs and reproaches (Numbers 20:3-5). Moses, being provoked, made his rash utterance (Numbers 20:10). He was vexed, impatient, carried away by a gust of passion, and made the unfitting speech, "Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of the rock?" speaking as if the power were his own. 106:13-33 Those that will not wait for God's counsel, shall justly be given up to their own hearts' lusts, to walk in their own counsels. An undue desire, even for lawful things, becomes sinful. God showed his displeasure for this. He filled them with uneasiness of mind, terror of conscience, and self-reproach. Many that fare deliciously every day, and whose bodies are healthful, have leanness in their souls: no love to God, no thankfulness, no appetite for the Bread of life, and then the soul must be lean. Those wretchedly forget themselves, that feast their bodies and starve their souls. Even the true believer will see abundant cause to say, It is of the Lord's mercies that I am not consumed. Often have we set up idols in our hearts, cleaved to some forbidden object; so that if a greater than Moses had not stood to turn away the anger of the Lord, we should have been destroyed. If God dealt severely with Moses for unadvised words, what do those deserve who speak many proud and wicked words? It is just in God to remove those relations that are blessings to us, when we are peevish and provoking to them, and grieve their spirits.
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