Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

Holman Bible

They deliberately tested God, demanding the food they craved.

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.

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 Yet they still went on to sin against him, to rebel against the Most High in the desert. 18 They tempted God in their heart by asking food according to their desire. 19 Yes, they spoke against God. They said, "Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?


Cross References

Numbers 11:4

The mixed multitude that was among them lusted exceedingly: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, "Who will give us flesh to eat?

1 Corinthians 10:9

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

Exodus 16:2-3

The whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness;

Deuteronomy 6:16

You shall not tempt Yahweh your God, as you tempted him in Massah.

Psalm 95:9

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

Psalm 106:14-15

but gave in to craving in the desert, and tested God in the wasteland.

1 Corinthians 10:6

Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

James 4:2-3

You lust, and don't have. You kill, covet, and can't obtain. You fight and make war. You don't have, because you don't ask.

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