“Neither let vs tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
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
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.
Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
- King James Version
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