But I say, Did not Israel know? first Moses saith, 'I will provoke you to jealousy by that which is not a nation; by an unintelligent nation I will anger you,'
And the fathers! provoke not your children, but nourish them in the instruction and admonition of the Lord.
the fathers! vex not your children, lest they be discouraged.
They have not kept the covenant of God, And in His law they have refused to walk,
How often do they provoke Him in the wilderness, Grieve Him in the desolate place?
and may we consider one another to provoke to love and to good works,
A stone is heavy, and the sand is heavy, And the anger of a fool Is heavier than they both.
'Thou dost not pollute thy daughter to cause her to go a-whoring, that the land go not a-whoring, and the land hath been full of wickedness.
let us not become vain-glorious -- one another provoking, one another envying!
2 Corinthians 9:2
for I have known your readiness of mind, which in your behalf I boast of to Macedonians, that Achaia hath been prepared a year ago, and the zeal of you did stir up the more part,
When thou begettest sons and sons' sons, and ye have become old in the land, and have done corruptly, and have made a graven image, a similitude of anything, and have done the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke Him to anger: --
And dost go a-whoring unto sons of Egypt, Thy neighbours -- great of appetite! And thou dost multiply thy whoredoms, To provoke Me to anger.