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Psalms 99:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thou answeredst them, O Jehovah our God: Thou wast a God that forgavest them, Though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— O LORD our God, You answered them; You were a forgiving God to them, And [yet] an avenger of their [evil] deeds.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou didst answer them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah, our God, *thou* answeredst them: a forgiving *God wast thou unto them, though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— O Yahweh our God! thou, answeredst them,—A pardoning GOD, thou becamest to them, Yet one bringing vengeance on their deeds.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— O Jehovah, our God, Thou hast afflicted them, A God forgiving Thou hast been to them, And taking vengeance on their actions.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou didst hear them, O Lord our God: thou wast a merciful God to them, and taking vengeance on all their inventions.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgauest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inuentions.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— O Lord our God, thou heardest them; O God, thou becamest propitious to them, though thou didst take vengeance on all their devices.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thou answeredst them, O Yahweh our Elohim: thou wast an El that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou answeredst 6030
{6030} Prime
עָנָה
`anah
{aw-naw'}
A primitive root; properly to eye or (generally) to heed, that is, pay attention; by implication to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
them, O Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
our lhm אֱלֹהִים: 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
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.
thou x859
(0859) Complement
אַתָּה
'attah
{at-taw'}
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
wast x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
an l אֵל 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
that forgavest 5375
{5375} Prime
נָשָׂא
nasa'
{naw-saw'}
A primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, absolutely and relatively.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
them, though thou tookest vengeance 5358
{5358} Prime
נָקַם
naqam
{naw-kam'}
A primitive root; to grudge, that is, avenge or punish.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
of x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
their inventions. 5949
{5949} Prime
עֲלִילָה
`aliylah
{al-ee-law'}
From H5953 in the sense of effecting; an exploit (of God), or a performance (of man, often in a bad sense); by implication an opportunity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 99:6-8.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 99:6-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 99:8

Them — The intercessors before mentioned. Forgavest — The people for whom they prayed, so far as not to inflict that total destruction upon them which they deserved;

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 99:8

Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of (e) their inventions.

(e) The more liberally God deals with his people, the more he punishes them who abuse his benefits.

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thou wast:

Psalms 89:33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
Numbers 14:20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word:
Deuteronomy 9:19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also.
Jeremiah 46:28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I [am] with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.
Zephaniah 3:7 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, [and] corrupted all their doings.

though:

Exodus 32:2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which [are] in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring [them] unto me.
Exodus 32:34-35 Therefore now go, lead the people unto [the place] of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them. ... And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.
Numbers 11:33-34 And while the flesh [was] yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague. ... And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted.
Numbers 14:20-34 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word: ... After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, [even] forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, [even] forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
Numbers 20:12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
Numbers 20:24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.
Deuteronomy 3:26 But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.
Deuteronomy 9:20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.

their inventions:

Ecclesiastes 7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
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Ex 32:2, 34. Nu 11:33; 14:20; 20:12, 24. Dt 3:26; 9:19, 20. Ps 89:33. Ec 7:29. Jr 46:28. Zp 3:7. Ro 1:21.

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