Psalm 78:18

18 They willfully put God to the test by demanding the food they craved.

Read Psalm 78:18 Using Other Translations

And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved.
They stubbornly tested God in their hearts, demanding the foods they craved.

What does Psalm 78:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 78:18

And they tempted God in their heart
Which is desperately wicked, and from whence all impiety flows; they entertained hard thoughts of God; they inwardly fretted at their present circumstances, and secretly repined and murmured against God, and wished for things they should not; not being contented with what they had, and thankful for them, as they ought to have been:

by asking meat for their lust;
or, "for their soul"; such as their souls lusted after, and their sensitive appetites craved; for they were not satisfied with the bread they had, which was sufficient for their sustenance and support; they wanted food for pleasure and wantonness; to ask for daily bread is right, but to ask for more to consume on our lusts is wrong, ( James 4:3 ) .

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