Deuteronomy 6:16

“Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God, as yee tempted him in Massah.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested {Him} at Massah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye shall not tempt Jehovah your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not put the Lord your God to the test as you did in Massah.
- Basic English Bible

Ye shall not tempt Jehovah your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
- Darby Bible

Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
- Webster's Bible

You shall not tempt Yahweh your God, as you tempted him in Massah.
- World English Bible

`Ye do not try Jehovah your God as ye tried in Massah;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ye shall not try the LORD your God, as ye tried Him in Massah.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 6:16


6:16 Ye shall not tempt - Not provoke him, as the following instance explains. Sinners, especially presumptuous sinners, are said to tempt God, that is, to make a trial of God, whether he be, so wise as to see their sins, so just and true and powerful as to take vengeance on them, concerning which they are very apt to doubt because of the present impunity and prosperity of many such persons.


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