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Psalm 106:13

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

Read Psalm 106:13 Using Other Translations

They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.
Yet how quickly they forgot what he had done! They wouldn’t wait for his counsel!

What does Psalm 106:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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
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