Psalms 78:31

“The wrath of God came vpon them, and slew the fattest of them: and smote downe the chosen men of Israel.”

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Other Translations

The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen [men] of Israel.
- King James Version

The anger of God rose against them And killed some of their stoutest ones, And subdued the choice men of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When the anger of God went up against them, And slew of the fattest of them, And smote down the young men of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The wrath of God came on them, and put to death the fattest of them, and put an end to the young men of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

When the anger of God went up against them; and he slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.
- Darby Bible

The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

when the anger of God went up against them, killed some of the fattest of them, and struck down the young men of Israel.
- World English Bible

And the anger of God hath gone up against them, And He slayeth among their fat ones, And youths of Israel He caused to bend.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When the anger of God went up against them, and slew of the lustieth among them, and smote down the young men of Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 78:31


78:31 Mightiest - The most healthy and strong, who probably were most desirous of this food, and fed most eagerly upon it.


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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