Psalms 78:18

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
- King James Version

And in their heart they put God to the test By asking food according to their desire.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they tempted God in their heart By asking food according to their desire.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Testing God in their hearts, requesting meat for their desire.
- Basic English Bible

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

And they tempted God in their heart by asking food for their desire.
- Webster's Bible

They tempted God in their heart by asking food according to their desire.
- World English Bible

And they try God in their heart, To ask food for their lust.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they tried God in their heart by asking food for their craving.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 78:18


78:18 Tempted - Desired a proof of God's power. Lust - Not for their necessary subsistence, but out of an inordinate and luxurious appetite.


Discussion for Psalms 78

  • Leigh
    Mack: How to find what God thinks of "marriage";
    Type marriage into the search box above and it will give you a sampling of verses.
    To narrow your search select a link from the Marriage topics on the right side of the page in the red area, example: Love and Marriage
    Hope this helps.
  • A disciple
    Mack (cont.); God made marriage for men to build their house, their family. Marriage is between a man and a woman. Marriage is friendship and loyalty and learning how to be unselfish. Marriage is so you aren't alone going through troubles; and it will also bring about trouble in the flesh. God HATES divorce, and He expects us to work through our troubles and differences by love. Marriage is GOOD!
  • A disciple
    Hi Mack; A Marriage is a Covenant of Love and Fidelity to be One flesh unto the LORD, and Family for Lifelong Companionship. The LORD God built the Woman out of the Man, to be a Help unto him; and upon presenting her to Adam, Adam pronounced the Law of Marriage for ever: "This now is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman for she was taken out of Man..." Joined together!
  • Mack
    I have a question please...

    What does God consider marriage?
  • Nancy Miranti
    A reminder that HE backs us up when OUR backs are to the wall. All we have to do is not move away from Him, or He lets our enemies conquer us.
  • Bryan McCloud
    This chapter teaches me that know matter how much God does for us; we are still ungrateful. We are just like the Isarealites who murmur and complain against God after all he has done for us. Like Proverbs 27:30 states, "hell and destruction are never full, and so the eyes of men are never satisfied."

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