“When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.”
King James Version (KJV)
3:9 Where your fathers - That hard - hearted and stiff - necked generation. So little cause had their descendants to glory in them. Tempted me - Whether I could and would help them. Proved me - Put my patience to the proof, even while they saw my glorious works both of judgment and mercy, and that for forty years.
Heb 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me. Tempted me by proving me. Seeing how much murmuring and sin I would endure. And saw my works forty years. All his mighty manifestations in their behalf during all the period of their sojourn in the wilderness.