Psalms 78:30

30 But they didn't stop craving— even with the food still in their mouths!

Psalms 78:30 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:30

They were not estranged from their lust
By the goodness and liberality of God unto them, they were not brought to repentance for their sin of lusting; nor did they abstain from their fleshly lusts, or deny themselves of them, which the grace of God teaches to do; or else the sense is, what they lusted after, flesh, was not withheld from them, or they restrained from eating it; they were indulged with it for a whole month together; to which agrees what follows:

but while their meat was yet in their mouths;
the meat of the quails, while it was between their teeth, ere it was chewed, and before it was swallowed down, while they were rolling this sweet morsel under their tongues, and were gorging themselves with it, destruction came upon them, as follows; just as Belshazzar, while he was feasting with his nobles, in the midst of his mirth and jollity, was slain by the Persians, ( Daniel 5:1-30 ) .

Psalms 78:30 In-Context

28 God brought the birds down in the center of their camp, all around their dwellings.
29 So they ate and were completely satisfied; God gave them exactly what they had craved.
30 But they didn't stop craving— even with the food still in their mouths!
31 So God's anger came up against them: he killed the most hearty of them; he cut down Israel's youth in their prime.
32 But in spite of all that, they kept sinning and had no faith in God's wondrous works.