Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

They deliberately tested God,
demanding the food they craved.

New American Standard Bible

And in their heart they put God to the test By asking food according to their desire.

King James Version

And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

International Standard Version

To test God was in their minds, when they demanded food to satisfy their cravings.

A Conservative Version

And they challenged God in their heart by asking food according to their desire.

American Standard Version

And they tempted God in their heart By asking food according to their desire.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

Testing God in their hearts, requesting meat for their desire.

Darby Translation

And they tempted God in their heart, by asking meat for their lust;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And they tempted God in their heart by asking for food according to the desires of their soul.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will tempt God in their heart to ask food for their soul.

King James 2000

And they tested God in their heart by asking food for their lust.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they tested God in their heart [by] asking food {for their craving}.

Modern King James verseion

And they tempted God in their heart by asking food for their lust.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They tempted God in their hearts, and required meat for their lust.

NET Bible

They willfully challenged God by asking for food to satisfy their appetite.

New Heart English Bible

They tempted God in their heart by asking food according to their desire.

The Emphasized Bible

They put GOD to the proof in their heart, By asking food to their mind:

Webster

And they tempted God in their heart by asking food for their desire.

World English Bible

They tempted God in their heart by asking food according to their desire.

Youngs Literal Translation

And they try God in their heart, To ask food for their lust.

References

Context Readings

Lessons From Israel's Past

17 But they continued to sin against Him,
rebelling in the desert against the Most High.
18 They deliberately tested God,
demanding the food they craved.
19 They spoke against God, saying,
“Is God able to provide food in the wilderness?


Cross References

Numbers 11:4

Contemptible people among them had a strong craving for other food. The Israelites cried again and said, “Who will feed us meat?

1 Corinthians 10:9

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

Exodus 16:2-3

The entire Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.

Deuteronomy 6:16

Do not test the Lord your God as you tested Him at Massah.

Psalm 95:9

where your fathers tested Me;
they tried Me, though they had seen what I did.

Psalm 106:14-15

They were seized with craving in the wilderness
and tested God in the desert.

1 Corinthians 10:6

Now these things became examples for us, so that we will not desire evil things as they did.

James 4:2-3

You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask.

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