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Psalms 78:56 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God, And kept not his testimonies;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God And did not keep His testimonies,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But they tempted and provoked God, the Most High, and kept not his testimonies,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But they tested and resisted God Most High, And, his testimonies, did not observe;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And they tempt and provoke God Most High, And His testimonies have not kept.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Yet they tempted, and provoked the most high God: and they kept not his testimonies.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Yet they tempted and prouoked the most high God: and kept not his testimonies:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Ye they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yet they tempted and provoked Elohim Elyon, and kept not his testimonies:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yet they tempted 5254
{5254} Prime
A primitive root; to test; by implication to attempt.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
and provoked 4784
{4784} Prime
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) bitter (or unpleasant); (figuratively) to rebel (or resist; causatively to provoke).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
`Elyn עֶליוֹן, 5945
{5945} Prime
From H5927; an elevation, that is, (adjectively) lofty (comparatively); as title, the Supreme.
and kept 8104
{8104} Prime
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
his testimonies: 5713
{5713} Prime
Feminine of H5707 in its technical sense; testimony.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 78:56-57

_ _ a deceitful bow — which turns back, and so fails to project the arrow (2 Samuel 1:22; Hosea 7:16). They relapsed.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 78:40-72.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Psalms 78:40-41 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, [and] grieve him in the desert! ... Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.
Deuteronomy 31:16-20 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go [to be] among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. ... For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.
Deuteronomy 32:15-21 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered [with fatness]; then he forsook God [which] made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. ... They have moved me to jealousy with [that which is] not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with [those which are] not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
Judges 2:11-12 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: ... And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that [were] round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.
2 Kings 17:7-23 For [so] it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, ... Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.
Nehemiah 9:25-26 And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness. ... Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.
Ezekiel 16:15-26 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was. ... Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.
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