Psalms 106:29

29 they provoked the Lord to anger with their deeds, and a plague broke out among them.

Psalms 106:29 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 106:29

Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions
Sin is an invention of man's: when our first parents sinned, they found out many inventions; and their posterity ever since have been inventors of evil things; and man's invention is very quick at that work. All false doctrine and false worship are of men's finding out; all idolatrous practices are their inventions, and which are here intended; see ( Psalms 106:39 ) . And these are very provoking to God, who is jealous of his glory, and which is taken from him hereby; and even when he forgives such sins of men, he takes vengeance on their inventions, as in this case, ( Psalms 99:8 ) . For it follows:

and the plague brake in upon them:
like an inundation of water, and carried off four and twenty thousand persons, ( Numbers 25:9 ) .

Psalms 106:29 In-Context

27 and would disperse their descendants among the nations, scattering them over the lands.
28 Then they attached themselves to the Baal of Peor, and ate sacrifices offered to the dead;
29 they provoked the Lord to anger with their deeds, and a plague broke out among them.
30 Then Phinehas stood up and interceded, and the plague was stopped.
31 And that has been reckoned to him as righteousness from generation to generation forever.