Psalms 106:13

13 But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his plan to unfold.

Psalms 106:13 in Other Translations

13 They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
13 But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.
13 Yet how quickly they forgot what he had done! They wouldn’t wait for his counsel!
13 But it wasn't long before they forgot the whole thing, wouldn't wait to be told what to do.
13 They soon forgot His works and would not wait for His counsel.

Psalms 106:13 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 106:13

They soon forgat his works
The miracles he wrought in Egypt, the deliverance of them from thence with a mighty hand and outstretched arm, and the leading them through the Red sea as on dry land, and destroying all their enemies; all these they soon forgot, for they had gone but three days' journey into the wilderness after this, ere they began to murmur and show distrust of the power and providence of God, ( Exodus 15:22 Exodus 15:24 ) , it is in the Hebrew text, "they made haste, they forgat his works" F15; as soon as they were out of Egypt, they were for entering into the land of Canaan at once, and were much displeased that they were not immediately led into it.

They waited not for his counsel;
they did not ask counsel of God, though it belongs to him, and he is wonderful in it, and does all things after the counsel of his own will; nor would they take it when given by Moses and Joshua; they did not choose to wait his time and way of working; they were for limiting the Holy One of Israel to their time and way; they were for being in the land of Canaan before his time; and were for eating flesh, when it was his counsel to feed on manna he provided for them every day.


F15 (wxkv wrhm) "festinaverunt, obliti sunt", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus

Psalms 106:13 In-Context

11 The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived.
12 Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.
13 But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his plan to unfold.
14 In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wilderness they put God to the test.
15 So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease among them.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 15:24
  • 2. S Exodus 16:28; S Numbers 27:21
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