Psalms 78:30

30 But their greed knew no bounds; they stuffed their mouths with more and more.

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 He aimed them right for the center of their camp; all round their tents there were birds.
29 They ate and had their fill; he handed them everything they craved on a platter.
30 But their greed knew no bounds; they stuffed their mouths with more and more.
31 Finally, God was fed up, his anger erupted - he cut down their brightest and best, he laid low Israel's finest young men.
32 And - can you believe it? - they kept right on sinning; all those wonders and they still wouldn't believe!
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