Parallel Verses

Amplified

We should not tempt the Lord [try His patience, become a trial to Him, critically appraise Him, and exploit His goodness] as some of them did -- "and were killed by poisonous serpents;

New American Standard Bible

Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents.

King James Version

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

Holman Bible

Let us not test Christ as some of them did and were destroyed by snakes.

International Standard Version

Let's stop putting the Lord to the test, as some of them were doing, and were destroyed by snakes.

A Conservative Version

Nor should we challenge the Christ as some of them also challenged, and were destroyed by the serpents.

American Standard Version

Neither let us make trial of the Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents.

An Understandable Version

Neither should we put the Lord to a test as some of them did, and were killed by snake bites [See Num. 21:5ff].

Anderson New Testament

Nor let us tempt the Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents.

Bible in Basic English

And let us not put the Lord to the test, as some of them did, and came to their death by snakes.

Common New Testament

We must not put the Lord to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents.

Daniel Mace New Testament

neither let us provoke Christ as some of them provoked him, and were destroyed by serpents.

Darby Translation

Neither let us tempt the Christ, as some of them tempted, and perished by serpents.

Godbey New Testament

Neither let us tempt the Lord, as some of them tempted Him, and were destroyed by serpents.

Goodspeed New Testament

Let us not try the Lord's patience too far, as some of them did, for they were killed for it by the snakes.

John Wesley New Testament

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Neither let us tempt the Christ, as some of them also tempted and perished by the serpents.

Julia Smith Translation

Neither should we tempt Christ, as also some of them tempted, and were destroyed by serpents.

King James 2000

Neither let us test Christ, as some of them also tested him, and were destroyed by serpents.

Lexham Expanded Bible

nor put Christ to the test, as some of them tested [him], and were destroyed by snakes,

Modern King James verseion

Nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted Him and were destroyed by serpents.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them tempted and were destroyed of serpents.

Moffatt New Testament

Nor must we presume upon the Lord as some of them did ??only to be destroyed by serpents.

Montgomery New Testament

Neither must we presume upon the patience of our Lord, as some of them presumed, and were destroyed by the serpents;

NET Bible

And let us not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by snakes.

New Heart English Bible

Neither let us test the Christ, as some of them tested, and perished by the serpents.

Noyes New Testament

Nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them tempted, and were destroyed by the serpents.

Sawyer New Testament

Neither let us try Christ, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents.

The Emphasized Bible

Neither let us be putting the Lord to the test, as, some of them, put him to the test, and, by the serpents, were perishing;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Nor let us try the patience of the Lord too far, as some of them tried it, with the result that they 'were, one after another, destroyed by the snakes.'

Webster

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents.

Weymouth New Testament

And do not let us test the Lord too far, as some of them tested Him and were destroyed by the serpents.

Williams New Testament

Let us stop trying the Lord's patience, as some of them did, and for it were destroyed by the snakes.

World English Bible

Neither let us test the Lord, as some of them tested, and perished by the serpents.

Worrell New Testament

Nor let us tempt the Lord, as some of them tempted Him, and perished by the serpents.

Worsley New Testament

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted Him, and were destroyed by serpents: nor murmur,

Youngs Literal Translation

neither may we tempt the Christ, as also certain of them did tempt, and by the serpents did perish;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
μηδέ 
mede 
neither, nor, not, nor yet, not once, no not, not so much as
Usage: 31

let us tempt
ἐκπειράζω 
Ekpeirazo 
Usage: 2

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

of
ὑπό 
Hupo 
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
Usage: 188


Usage: 0


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

πειράζω 
Peirazo 
Usage: 33

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
Usage: 37

Context Readings

A History Lesson From Israel

8 We must not gratify evil desire and indulge in immorality as some of them did -- "and twenty-three thousand [suddenly] fell dead in a single day! 9 We should not tempt the Lord [try His patience, become a trial to Him, critically appraise Him, and exploit His goodness] as some of them did -- "and were killed by poisonous serpents; 10 Nor discontentedly complain as some of them did -- "and were put out of the way entirely by the destroyer (death).



Cross References

Numbers 21:5-6

And the people spoke against God and against Moses, Why have you brought us out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, neither is there any water, and we loathe this light (contemptible, unsubstantial) manna.

Exodus 17:2

Therefore, the people contended with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why do you find fault with me? Why do you tempt the Lord and try His patience?

Exodus 17:7

He called the place Massah [proof] and Meribah [contention] because of the faultfinding of the Israelites and because they tempted and tried the patience of the Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us or not?

Psalm 78:18

And they tempted God in their hearts by asking for food according to their [selfish] desire and appetite.

Exodus 23:20-21

Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep and guard you on the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.

Deuteronomy 6:16

You shall not tempt and try the Lord your God as you tempted and tried Him in Massah.

Psalm 78:56

Yet they tempted and provoked and rebelled against the Most High God and kept not His testimonies.

Psalm 95:9

When your fathers tried My patience and tested Me, proved Me, and saw My work [of judgment].

Psalm 106:14

But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness and tempted and tried to restrain God [with their insistent desires] in the desert.

Hebrews 3:8-11

Do not harden your hearts, as [happened] in the rebellion [of Israel] and their provocation and embitterment [of Me] in the day of testing in the wilderness,

Hebrews 10:28-30

Any person who has violated and [thus] rejected and set at naught the Law of Moses is put to death without pity or mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses.

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