1 Corinthians 10:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither let vs tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Neither let us make trial of the Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents.
- Webster's Bible

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

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

Nethir tempte we Crist, as summe of hem temptiden, and perischiden of serpentis.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:9


10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ - By our unbelief. St. Paul enumerates five benefits, #1Co 10:1 |- 4; of which the fourth and fifth were closely connected together; and five sins, the fourth and fifth of which were likewise closely connected. In speaking of the fifth benefit, he expressly mentions Christ; and in speaking of the fourth sin, he shows it was committed against Christ. As some of them tempted him - This sin of the people was peculiarly against Christ; for when they had so long drank of that rock, yet they murmured for want of water. #Num 21:4|, &c


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:9


1Co 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, etc. The event referred to is narrated in Nu 21:4-6. The application is that we should not be discontented over hardships or long for the sinful pleasures of a former life from which we have parted.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 10:9

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