Psalms 78:18

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they tempted God in their heart: by asking meat for their lust.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • 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."
  • Annie
    I thank God that when I get up in the morning my life is about him and not someone else. I thank God that when I go to bed at night my life is about him and not someone else. I am fortunate to have a relationship with God that commands my attention and not someone else. I am fortunate to possess the maturity where God is my SOURCE and not someone else. God is my all not someone else. Change you.
  • Ai
    God, of course,is All Power and merciful beyond human description. We have not and do not fully acknowledge this at every moment or day. We give in to our fleshly feelings and desires too easiy with out enough disciplne of ourselves. Praise God for His perfect intergrity, Love, and mercy. We are nothing without Him. He left the belief of Him up to each individual to choose. Choose life and live.
  • BS ANAND
    The chapter explains God s love on His people inspite of their dissatisfaction,disobedience and ungratefulness. But at the same time we understand His angry towards ungrateful. It is unfortunate to see the same tendency even today among the people.
  • Jean Boyce
    God is a good God but he is also a jealous and just God.we his children have not change we are still the same today as the Israelites did when he brought them out of Egypt. God please help us to trust you and keep your word in our hearts that we will not sin against you

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