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Psalm 78:17

17 But they continued to sin against him, rebelling in the wilderness against the Most High.

Read Psalm 78:17 Using Other Translations

And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.
Yet they sinned still more against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert.
Yet they kept on sinning against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert.

What does Psalm 78:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 78:17

And they sinned yet more against him
Or, "and they added yet to sin against him" F3; which was great ingratitude; they had sinned before, and it might have been hoped that the goodness of God to them would have engaged them to have sinned no more, at least at such a rate, and in such a manner, as they had done; but instead of sinning less, they sinned more and more, they added sin to sin; such is the corrupt heart of man, notwithstanding the grace of God, and the blessings of it vouchsafed unto him:

by provoking the most High in the wilderness;
everything is aggravating; the object against whom they sinned was the most High, which betrays their impiety, folly, and vanity; and they did not slightly sin against him, but did those things which were highly provoking and exasperating; and that in the wilderness, where they received so many favours, and where they must have been starved and perish, and could not have lived, without immediate provision, support, and protection, from the hand of the Lord.


FOOTNOTES:

F3 (wl awjxl dwe wpyowyw) "et addiderunt adhuc ad peccandum ei", Montanus, "vel peccare", Musculus, Gejerus, Michaelis.
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